Provian D is supplied as a free-flowing powder based on the combination of 3 organic salts: sodium acetate, sodium lactate, and sodium diacetate. Its dry form makes it easy to handle, convenient to store and more cost-effective than liquid alternatives. It offers superior performance in extending shelf life and enhancing food safety.
Processed meat products should be produced according to high standards of hygiene so that they are safe and tasty. Because convenience is one of the main drivers of consumers, processed meat products should also have a long shelf life. So the main challenge that meat manufacturers are facing is the production of safe, tasty products with the longest shelf life possible.
In recent years, many serious meat safety issues have resulted in consumer health problems, outbreaks of foodborne diseases and meat recalls. Those meat safety issues are mainly related to the growth of pathogens such as Listeria, Salmonella, Escherichia coli, etc. To prevent those serious problems, the production of meat products should incorporate different hurdles to reduce, eliminate or control the growth of those pathogens. One of the most effective antimicrobial intervention technologies is the usage of antimicrobials or preservatives to prevent or control the growth of microorganisms of meat products. In line with that, the Provian product line offered by Niacet includes effective antimicrobials for the production of safe meat products with extended shelf life. Provian D is developed as a functional composition aimed at shelf life extension and preservation for meat products. Because of the synergistic effect between acetate, lactate, and diacetate, Provian D is very effective in inhibiting the growth of pathogenic bacteria such as Listeria monocytogenes and ensuring food safety. Moreover, microbiological results have proven that Provian D extends the shelf life of meat products through growth inhibition of total aerobic bacteria.
Provian D has no adverse effects on sensory parameters of meat products, based on sensory analysis. Provian D buffers the pH of cooked meat products.
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 D 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, there are no specific regulatory limits, so Provian D’s usage should be according to the quantum satis principle, meaning at levels not higher than necessary to achieve the intended purpose. In Europe, Provian D is also approved in pre-packed preparations of fresh minced meat. USA legislation allows a maximum dosage of 0.65% of Provian D by weight of the total formulation in various meat and poultry products. In Canada, up to 1% is allowed. For other countries, please check local legislation. The general suggested dosage of Provian D for optimal effects is 0.65% 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.
Available grades and packaging
Sodium acetate, sodium diacetate and Sodium lactate are GRAS. In Europe, Provian D is approved according to the “quantum satis” principle. In the US, Provian D is allowed according to the FSIS rules.
Provian D is stable for 2 years from date of production. Physical stability and appearance may change before the end of shelf-life if not stored single-stacked in well closed original packaging, dry and at room temperature. The product is extremely hygroscopic and will absorb water from the air if not stored in air tight packaging.
The product is hygroscopic and will absorb water from the air if not stored in air tight packaging. Whenever storing opened bags, please make sure that they are properly closed to prevent wetting or lumping of the product.
Provian D is provided in 25 kg bags.
Provian D is classified as irritant. Always check the Safety Data Sheet and label before using the product.