Don't forget Lauricidin.
The Preservative Market Update (May, p. 89) did not contain any mention of Lauricidin (monolaurin), a GRAS food emulsifier. This unique lipid is a natural compound found in mother's milk and saw palmetto and has wide spectrum antimicrobial properties. It is the center stage for producing "self-preserving" (preservative-freet formulations by the use of "Hurdle Technology."
The use of self-preserving formulas have unique properties for world legislative acceptance; less formation of resistant organisms; a method of preserving natural products and perceived customer benefits.
Detailed information can be found in a book by J. Kabara and D. Orth. A number of high profile companies are now working in this direction. The use of "Hurdle Technology" (H-T) not only allows for globalization of preserved products but also is an answer to the perception that parabens are bad. I do hope that in future articles on product preservation that you will consider H-T technology. A discussion of Hurdle Technology for product preservation represents the cutting edge of future preservative technology.
Prof. Dr. Jon J. Kabara
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|Title Annotation:||Letters to the Editor|
|Author:||Kabara, Jon J.|
|Publication:||Household & Personal Products Industry|
|Article Type:||Letter to the Editor|
|Date:||Aug 1, 2004|
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