Fruits, vegetables, beverages, fish, meat, poultry

Decontaminants and food ingredients

Seeking to reduce the amount of chemical additives in foods and usage of chemical preservatives to protect food from spoilage and pathogenic microorganisms in line with consumer demand, our patented bioflavonoid complex offers an alternative potent natural solution to disinfection and decontamination at the stage of raw materials as well as during processing and packaging operations.

The formula containing plant-based food-safe ingredients has been shown to be effective against some of the most serious food borne pathogens, such as E. coli (Tsiraki et al., 2018), Salmonella (Tsiraki, Savvaidis, 2016) and Listeria spp. (Abadias et al., 2011), also functioning as a natural bio-preservative capable to extend shelf-life for fresh foods, whilst having no significant adverse effect on smell and taste of the produce.

Abadias, M., Alegre, I., Usall, J., Torres, R., & Viñas, I. (2011). Evaluation of alternative sanitizers to chlorine disinfection for reducing foodborne pathogens in fresh-cut apple. Postharvest Biology and Technology59(3), 289-297.

Tsiraki, M. I., & Savvaidis, I. N. (2016). The effects of citrus extract (Citrox©) on the naturally occurring microflora and inoculated pathogens, Bacillus cereus and Salmonella enterica, in a model food system and the traditional Greek yogurt-based salad Tzatziki. Food microbiology53, 150-155.

Tsiraki, M. I., Yehia, H. M., Elobeid, T., Osaili, T., Sakkas, H., & Savvaidis, I. N. (2018). Viability of and Escherichia coli O157: H7 and Listeria monocytogenes in a delicatessen appetizer (yogurt-based) salad as affected by citrus extract (Citrox©) and storage temperature. Food microbiology69, 11-17.