A&B Ingredients launches CytoGuard Stat-N Plus to increase shelf life

A&B Ingredients launches CytoGuard Stat-N Plus to increase shelf life

A&B Ingredients, a developer, marketer and distributor of food ingredients, announced the addition of the natural preservative CytoGuard Stat-N Plus to its line of natural food ingredients. 

Designed to increase shelf life through microbial suppression, CytoGuard Stat-N Plus was developed to work effectively in delicate flavor systems.  

CytoGuard Stat-N Plus is a proprietary blend of lignin fractions which contains actives from carbonyl compounds, organic acids and residual phenolics.  

“Within delicate flavor system products, CytoGuard Stat-N Plus is a natural means of combating major pathogens and spoilage bacteria without effecting flavor or color to the finished product,” says Gil Bakal, A&B Ingredients’ Managing Director.
Bakal notes that CytoGuard Stat-N Plus has been tested in a variety of applications including meat, poultry, seafood, sauces, dressings, and prepared meal items.

According to A&B Ingredients, CytoGuard Stat-N Plus outperforms other natural preservatives and approaches the shelf-life extension seen with artificial preservatives.  Typically, it can improve your shelf-life by 30-50% versus other natural preservatives.
Bakal noted that along with being incorporated into your formulation CytoGuard Stat-N Plus can be applied as a surface treatment.  “By targeting the primary location of the bacterial growth, the preservative effect is maximized while minimizing any sensory impact,” he said.


Among the benefits of CytoGuard Stat-N Plus are:

  • Clean label – can be labeled as “Natural Flavors” or “Flavoring”
  • Water soluble liquid with activity over a wide pH range
  • GRAS and approved for use in USDA and FDA regulated food products
  • Effective against a wide range of bacteria, including yeast and molds
  • Cost effective
  • Allergen and GMO-free – contains no dairy derivatives

Founded in 1990, A&B Ingredients is a leading developer, marketer and distributor of high quality natural food ingredients.  Among the products offered are pea proteins, antioxidants, antimicrobials and natural and artificial flavors.  Based on a tradition of research and development, A&B’s focus is to discover unique flavors and ingredients that enable its customers to create value-added products. The company is committed to working, as a partner, to develop prototypes of new beverages and improved food products.  A&B maintains full applications labs, pilot plant facilities with consumer testing capabilities, and provides technical sales and marketing, importing, distribution and applications development/technical services.

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