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17th October 2016  Content supplied by: Novolyze

Surrogate, Non-Pathogenic Microbes for Validation In-Plant

Novolyze have launched globally its new range of products: SurroNov™, which is a range of innovative surrogate microorganisms that mimic the behavior of food pathogens (SalmonellaListeria, Cronobacter sakazakii etc).

As they are non-pathogenic, the SurroNov products can be directly used in-plant to validate the efficacy of preventive controls on the microbial reduction of food products.

The first surrogate introduced is a strain used for the validation of low water activity foods (spices, nuts, powders, pet food etc) for which the prevention and control of microbiological hazards is a key food safety challenge.

The surrogate has been tested on numerous food processes, most of them thermal processes such as extruders, dryers, roasters and ovens. The first projects performed using SurroNov products showed highly correlative results, confirming the strong interest of the food industry for stabilized, dry & ready to use surrogate microorganisms.

The launch of SurroNov is an important step for Novolyze: It is the result of several years of R&D as well as intensive financial and human capital investments. SurroNov(TM) products are patented innovations based on Novolyze Dry Surrogate Technology. In parallel, the company continues its development plan, focused on the research of new strains for different kinds of food products.


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Date Published: 17th October 2016

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