Proven to protect

food from the harmful bacteria that can cause illness.

The future of food safety and shelf-life extension

Provian food preservation ingredients, from Niacet, are designed to ensure food safety and extend shelf-life. Provian is an acetate-based preservative, produced as the dry and pure form of organic salts, which can be applied to food at low dosages, resulting in minimal impact on organoleptic properties and reduced ecological impact.

Producing tasty food products that remain safe over an extended shelf-life can be a challenge. Food-borne illnesses, due to the likes of Salmonella, E. coli and Listeria monocytogenes, are amongst the most common causes of food recalls, and need to be prevented in order to safeguard consumers and avoid unwanted costs. Compared to lactate alternatives, the acetate-based Provian range has been shown to be more effective in preventing the growth of harmful pathogens and therefore protecting your brand.

From food safety and shelf-life extension to clean label and sodium-free solutions, discover the full range of benefits that Provian has to offer.

Provian A

Provian A is the standard meat and processed foods preservative of the Provian range. It is a unique, co-spray, dried product based on two organic salts – sodium acetate and sodium lactate. Produced as a free-flowing powder, Provian A is easy to handle, convenient to store and more cost-effective than liquid alternatives. It offers high performance in extending shelf life and enhancing food safety.

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Benefits

  • Food safety

  • Vegan Friendly

  • Extended shelf life

  • Proven food safety and shelf-life extension
  • Based on sensory analysis, this product is ideal for meat products, adding a mild, salty taste
  • No effect on the pH of cooked meat due it’s neutral pH and buffering capabilities
  • Effective at recommended dosages of just 1% of product weight
  • Backed by both in-house laboratory tests as well as independent research institutions and universities1

1 – Inhibition of Listeria monocytogenes in Full- and Low-Sodium Frankfurters at 4, 7, or 10°C Using Spray-Dried Mixtures of Organic Acid Salts. Journal of Food Protection, 76(9), pp.1557-1567. – Sansawat, T., Zhang, L., Jeong, J., Xu, Y., Hessell, G., Ryser, E., Harte, J., Tempelman, R. and Kang, I. (2013).

Provian D

Provian D is an innovative trio of organic salts – sodium acetate, sodium diacetate and sodium lactate – creating one outstanding preservation ingredient, requiring a low dosage. This combination means that Provian D is highly effective against a wide range of lactic acid bacteria, which causes food spoilage, thus extending a products shelf-life. Provian D also prevents the growth of harmful bacteria in food products and has no adverse effects on the sensory parameters of processed foods such as meat, poultry, fish, and ready-to-eat meals (RTE).

Benefits

  • Food safety

  • Vegan friendly

  • Extended shelf life

  • Proven food safety and shelf-life extension
  • No effect on the pH of cooked meat due its neutral pH and buffering capabilities
  • Optimal effect at dosages of just 0.65% of product weight
  • Produced as a free-flowing powder that can be applied directly or as part of a blend or water-based solution
  • Backed by both in-house laboratory tests as well as independent research institutions and universities2

2 – Inhibition of Listeria monocytogenes in Full- and Low-Sodium Frankfurters at 4, 7, or 10°C Using Spray-Dried Mixtures of Organic Acid Salts. Journal of Food Protection, 76(9), pp.1557-1567. – Sansawat, T., Zhang, L., Jeong, J., Xu, Y., Hessell, G., Ryser, E., Harte, J., Tempelman, R. and Kang, I. (2013).

Provian K

Provian K is a unique, no-sodium processed food preservative base. Specially formulated from potassium acetate and potassium diacetate, Provian K is designed to preserve meat products with low or no sodium content and aid the worldwide effort to reduce salt intake. Provian K is ideal for meat, poultry and ready-to-eat products and offers superior protection and shelf-life extension.

Benefits

  • No sodium

  • Food safety

  • Vegan friendly

  • Extended shelf life

  • Proven food safety and shelf-life extension
  • Proven long term protection against Listeria, at doses of just 0.5% w/w
  • A potassium-based organic salt preservative, ideal for low and no-sodium products
  • Produced as a free-flowing powder that can be applied directly or as part of a blend or water-based solution
  • Backed by both in-house laboratory tests as well as independent research institutions and universities3

3 – Safety control in low sodium cold smoked salmon – E. Heintz, L. Vega, H.J. van Lent, P. Dalgaard

Provian NDV

Provian NDV is a clean label, no-sodium preservative, ideal for meat, poultry, fish and a variety of RTE products. This preservative is produced from naturally fermented vinegar and can therefore be labelled as Dry Vinegar, Neutralized Vinegar or Buffered Vinegar – and can be used in meat and poultry products with a natural claim4. Plus, as a no sodium product, Provian NDV can be used in reduced-salt food products.

4 – USDA letter – available upon request

Benefits

  • No sodium

  • Clean label

  • Food safety

  • Vegan friendly

  • Extended shelf life

  • Proven food safety and shelf-life extension
  • A clean label preservative, produced from naturally fermented vinegar
  • There is no sodium in this product, making it ideal for low and no-salt products
  • Produced as a free-flowing powder that can be applied directly or as part of a blend or water-based solution
  • Backed by both in-house laboratory tests as well as independent research institutions and universities5

5 – Listeria and Spoilage Inhibition Using Neutralized and Sodium Free Vinegar Powder – E. Heintz, L. Vega, H.J. van Lent, K. Glass, J. Lim

Provian NDVs

Another clean label preservative offering from Niacet is Provian NDVs. This preservative is also produced from naturally fermented vinegar and can therefore be labelled as Dry Vinegar, Neutralized Vinegar or Buffered Vinegar – and can be used in meat and poultry products with a natural claim. Provian NDVs contains sodium and can therefore be easily incorporated into food products to replace existing preservation ingredients.

 

Benefits

  • Clean label

  • Food safety

  • Vegan friendly

  • Extended shelf life

  • Proven food safety and shelf-life extension
  • A clean label preservative, produced from naturally fermented vinegar
  • Enhances the savoury taste of the final product
  • Produced as a free-flowing powder that can be applied directly or as part of a blend or water-based solution
  • Backed by both in-house laboratory tests as well as independent research institutions and universities6

6 – Listeria and Spoilage Inhibition Using Neutralized and Sodium Free Vinegar Powder – E. Heintz, L. Vega, H.J. van Lent, K. Glass, J. Lim

Provian Plus

Provian Plus is another clean label offering from Niacet, specifically formulated for plant-based meat alternatives. Provian Plus contains added calcium, which interacts with hydrocolloids and proteins commonly found in plant-based substitutes – such as pea and soy – to provide a textural firmness that adds authenticity to an alternative product. Like Provian NDV, Provian Plus is derived from naturally fermented vinegar, and can be labelled as Dry Vinegar, Neutralized Vinegar or Buffered Vinegar, and in products with a natural claim. It is specifically formulated for plant-based meat alternatives.

Benefits

  • No sodium

  • Clean label

  • Food safety

  • Vegan friendly

  • Extended shelf life

  • Proven food safety and shelf-life extension
  • A clean label preservative, produced from naturally fermented vinegar with added calcium to improve texture in plant-based meat alternatives
  • There is no sodium in this product, making it ideal for low and no-salt products
  • Produced as a free-flowing powder that can be applied directly or as part of a blend or water-based solution
  • Backed by both in-house laboratory tests as well as independent research institutions and universities