News & Insights

We have developed a series of blogs to help educate and inform on key topics within the industry. Discover a range of insightful articles on food safety, preservation, shelf-life extension and more; plus, news from Niacet on the Provian range. 

Clean Label Salmonella Control in Raw Minced Meat

In July 2020 Niacet presented its work on Salmonella control by using Provian at the virtual IFT (#SHIFT20). Please take a look at a poster where we demonstrate a solution for increased safety of fresh minced beef using a clean label preservative.

Watch Now: Food Spoilage and Safety Predictor Webinar – with Prof. Paw Dalgaard and Eelco Heintz

Recently, Niacet was proud to host a webinar with Paw Dalgaard, Professor in Predictive Food Microbiology at the National Food Institute of Denmark, discussing his innovative Food Spoilage and Safety Predictor (FSSP) model. Eelco Heintz, Product & Innovation Manager at Niacet, hosted the talk about the FSSP model and how it can be applied to preservatives like Provian to predict pathogenic and microbial spoilage and ultimately determine how long a product shelf-life and food safety.  Prof. Dalgaard discusses the various uses of the…

Food Recalls: How to Protect Your Brand’s Reputation

When food safety recalls happen, they can lead to irreversible brand damage. The most obvious damage to a company after a recall is loss of sales, but this isn’t necessarily the largest impact. In fact, the Grocery Manufacturers Association found that while 40% of companies were worried with loss of sales following a recall, 100% of companies reported concerns over damage to brand image and therefore the trust and loyalty of consumers1. Especially in today’s social-media centric world,…

The Science behind Provian

Provian is an industry-leading preservative for processed foods. The Provian range offers a wide variety of options, including clean label and sodium free solutions, and can be used for an array of applications. But how exactly does Provian work? And how does it compare to other preservatives?   How do preservatives work?  In order to protect food, preservatives such as organic acid-based salts are usually added. Characterized by weak acidic properties, organic…

The 5 key considerations in choosing a preservative

When choosing preservation ingredients, there are a multitude of factors that must be considered. For example, preservatives have varying levels of effectiveness when it comes to food safety and shelf-life extension. Plus, to keep consumers satisfied, preservatives need to help produce a great tasting product, while adhering to current consumer trends. A preservative also needs to provide good value and be easy to incorporate into new and existing products.   It can be difficult to know which preservative is right, so to break down the factors in the…