Today’s consumer increasingly demands foods bearing clean labels with easily identifiable ingredients that are familiar and recognized as safe, responsibly sourced, and do not encourage chronic disease. Fresh, unprocessed, all-natural, no artificial ingredients: these claims are favored by many marketers. They are also often problematic for cost-effective production of safe foods–as rightly expected by consumers—with sufficient shelf-lives to ensure they are cost-competitive. From botanicals and bacteriocins to bacteriophages and fermentates, this presentation provided an update on natural antimicrobial technologies and approaches available to manufacturers and explored emerging research in the area.
Matthew Taylor, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Animal Science, Texas A&M University speaking on “Emerging Natural Antimicrobial Research” at the 2017 Clean Label Conference.