Natamycin (Natamycin), also known as hamamycin or natamycin, is Streptomyces natalensis and Streptomyces chatanoogen and other Streptomyces fermentation of a polyene macrolide fungus inhibitor, is currently the only international Approved an efficient, broad spectrum, safe antifungal bio-food preservative that can be used to inhibit mold growth in molds and yeast. Products on the human body is very safe, reliable, and does not affect the product flavor. Has been approved by more than 40 countries, widely used in cheese, meat products, pastries, fruit juice, jelly, jelly, marinated products. China in 1996 approved the use of natamycin as food preservatives for cheese, meat products, Cantonese-style moon cake, pastry surface, fruit juice surface, easy moldy food processing containers surface, the residue should not exceed 10 mg.
|Appearance||Light brown to cream white powder|
|Potency (IU/ mg)||1000 Min|
|Loss on drying (%)||3 Max|
|pH (10% solution)||3.1- 3.6|
|Arsenic||=< 1 mg/kg|
|Lead||=< 1 mg/kg|
|Mercury||=< 1 mg/kg|
|Total heavy metals ( as Pb)||=< 10 mg/kg|
|Sodium chloride (%)||50 Min|
|Total plate count||=< 10 cfu/g|
|Coliform bacteria||=< 30 MPN/ 100g|
1. Natamycin has been used for decades in the food industry as a hurdle to fungal outgrowth in dairy products and other foods.
(1) As an aqueous suspension (such as mixed into a brine) sprayed on the product or into which the product is dipped, or in powdered form (along with an anticaking agent such as cellulose) sprinkled on or mixed into the product.(2) As a food additive, it has E number E235. Throughout the European Union, it is only approved as a surface preservative for certain cheese and dried sausage products.
2. Natamycin has a good anti-mildew effect on the moon ,baked goods,meat products,salad drinks and other fields.
3. Natamycin is used to treat fungal infections, including Candida, Aspergillus, Cephalosporium, Fusarium, and Penicillium. It is applied topically as a cream, in eye drops, or (for oral infections) in a lozenge.