In satisfying the regulatory and ethical demands for effective preservation through consumer use, formulators and marketers face a dilemma. Application of historically-effective, traditional preservative systems are discouraged by consumer and retail demands for alternative systems driven by perceived safety concerns and claims of green/natural/sustainable products. However, these alternatives are generally less effective and have driven in some applications significantly increased reports of microbial adulteration.
This summarizes and discusses perspectives of a panel of preservative suppliers and service providers regarding efforts to serve this growing consumer segment. Don’t miss the chance to deep dive into this inspiring panel discussion comparing traditional preservatives and alternative systems and identifying risks that must be managed in their continued development and application.