Natamycin is a common and effective additive that is safe for use in many dairy based products

The dairy production industry has been considerably helped by the advancement of anti-fungal agents that aid in preserving foods by extending shelf life and ensuring an increased level of safety for consumers. Natamycin is largely responsible for this due to its highly effective demonstrations against fungal outgrowths in dairy products including cheeses, yogurts and sour creams. The agent has even been used in packaged salad products as a preservative.