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19 Jun 2012 - 10:00

DuPont Nutrition & Health Responds to Market Demand for a Natural Way to Maintain Freshness of Food Products

Makers of high-lipid food emulsions such as mayonnaise and dressings for the European market now have a highly effective way to enhance the freshness and flavour of their products while addressing the demand for natural foods at the same time. Traditionally, manufacturers have relied on the use of EDTA or other synthetic antioxidants in order to meet consumer expectations for product freshness.  Now with the introduction of GUARDIAN™ CHELOX L (EU), DuPont Nutrition & Health supplies the European food industry with a viable natural alternative.

Following the well-received February launch of GUARDIAN™ CHELOX L in North America, DuPont now introduces GUARDIAN™ CHELOX L (EU), which is tailored for the European market. Both combine natural antioxidants and natural chamomile flavouring in a very special, synergistic blend that enhances and stabilises the freshness and flavour of foods containing oils and fats, while maintaining a clean label.

“Historically, manufacturers have looked to synthetic ingredients such as EDTA for metal chelation and to BHA and BHT for free radical-scavenging activity,” said Paul McKey, EUROW regional product manager - Protective Antimicrobials & Antioxidants.  “But now DuPont offers a natural alternative in a single solution that provides manufacturers with the functionality of both those types of ingredients.”
European Tailoring and Approved Applications
Offering the same excellent performance as the North American product, GUARDIAN™ CHELOX L (EU) differs only in that it contains a selected rosemary extract that satisfies specific regulations for this ingredient in the EU.  The suffix ‘(EU)’ has been added to the name simply to distinguish it from the North American product and GUARDIAN™ CHELOX L (EU) meets food regulations not only within the EU but throughout greater Europe.

GUARDIAN™ CHELOX L (EU) has been successfully tested in mayonnaise, dressings, margarine and spreads as a value-adding, natural alternative to EDTA and other synthetic antioxidants. It also can be used in other food products where rosemary extract is approved for use.
Proven Results
Internal testings on samples of 40 percent fat ranch dressing stored at 25°C compared the performance of GUARDIAN™ CHELOX L (EU) against that of EDTA and a control sample containing no antioxidants.  Measuring hexanal (a by-product of lipid oxidation) content over a 12-month period, test results showed antioxidant protection in the samples containing GUARDIAN™ CHELOX L (EU) similar to that seen in the EDTA sample.

GUARDIAN™ CHELOX L (EU) is the latest addition to the natural protective solutions in the DuPont™ Danisco® ingredient range, which also includes Nisaplin® and Natamax® natural antimicrobials, HOLDBAC™ and other protective cultures, as well as other GUARDIAN™ natural extracts. These natural food protection solutions, together with DuPont Qualicon Diagnostics science-based pathogen detection and microbial monitoring systems, assist companies in protecting their products, productivity and brands.

For more information, visit www.danisco.com.

DuPont™ Danisco® is the brand for a range of products that help provide enhanced bioprotection, an improved nutritional profile, and better taste and texture with greater cost efficiency and lower environmental impact, meeting the needs of manufacturers of food and beverages, dietary supplements and pet food.  Through the work of the global network of food scientists and technologists in DuPont, the Danisco® range is supported by a uniquely broad spectrum of know-how across applications and processing. www.danisco.com

DuPont Nutrition & Health addresses the world’s challenges in food by offering a wide range of sustainable, bio-based ingredients and advanced microbial diagnostic solutions to provide safer, healthier and more nutritious food.  Through close collaboration with customers, DuPont combines knowledge and experience with a passion for innovation to deliver unparalleled customer value to the marketplace.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802.  The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.  For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com.

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Richard Donovan
Richard Donovan
Communications Manager
+33 (0) 6 71 58 98 54
Paris, France