Application info for Provian A
Provian A is developed as a functional composition aimed at shelf life extension and preservation for meat products. Microbiological tests have proven the inhibition effect of Provian A against pathogenic bacteria such as Listeria, Salmonella, E.coli etc. Moreover, Provian A effectively extends the shelf life of meat products through growth inhibition of total aerobic bacteria. These findings have been verified through extensive testing, both in in-house laboratories as well as in independent research institutes and universities.
Provian A has a mild salty taste profile. Based on sensory analysis, Provian A enhances flavor and has no adverse effects on organoleptic parameters of meat such as taste, after-taste, odor or appearance. Due to its neutral pH and buffering capacity, Provian A does not change the pH of cooked meat products and it can contribute to the reduction of cooking losses.
As a free flowing powder, this product can be applied directly in the meat mass in various processing steps or used in solid spice blends or pre-mixes or any other dry blends. Added to this, Provian A can also be dissolved in water up to a 40% w/w solution and be used as a liquid product.
Dosage levels depend on local legislation, meat type and shelf life requirements. In Europe and Canada, there are no specific regulatory limits, so its usage should be according to the quantum satis principle or according to the current GMP, meaning at levels not higher than necessary to achieve the intended purpose. In Europe, Provian A is also approved in pre-packed preparations of fresh minced meat. USA legislation allows a maximum dosage of 0.5% by weight of total formulation of Provian A in various meat and poultry products. For other countries, please check local legislation. For optimal effects, a dosage level of 1% of Provian A is suggested based on the total meat weight before cooking.
In all cases, it is advisable to carry out an initial test, so that the precise effects on product properties can be determined. Finally, you should always check the local legislation for the exact dosage levels and allowed applications.