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Gulfood Manufacturing 2022

Natamycin

Luoyang Chihon Biotechnology Co., Ltd. Hall: Shk Saeed 1 Stand: S1-E51
  • Natamycin
  • Natamycin
  • Natamycin
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Natamycin is a polyene macrolide antimycotic which is fungicidal. It is equally effective against yeast and mold, but has no effect on bacteria. Several countries have approved its use on various foods. Natamycin has been used for over 50 years in providing extended shelf life to a variety of foods through the elimination of yeasts and molds, and the inhibition of mycotoxin development. Natamycin kills yeast and mold on contact, and is effective at very low levels (3- 10ppm). Because it is only slightly soluble in aqueous systems, Natamycin tends to stay on the surface of foods where it is applied, and is thus very effective in preventing growth of yeast and mold on food surfaces. On cheese, natamycin can be applied to surfaces by spraying or dipping with an aqueous suspension, or applied as part of an emulsion cheese coating. Natamycin does not affect sensory qualities of food, and does not inhibit starter cultures in fermented foods. Its medical use is now confined to topical treatment of corneal fungal infections and the prevention of such infections in users of contact lens. Natamycin is used topically in veterinary medicine to treat mycotic infections, such as ringworm in cattle and horses. Previously, it was used topically against fungal infections of the skin and mucous membranes in humans.
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