VGP, world leader in the field of Pimaricin and Natamycin
VGP, was created in 1988 in Vic, and since its inception we are dedicated to both the manufacturing and the supply and export of raw materials, ingredients and additives to major food industries worldwide.
Some studies have shown that the production of natamycin may be affected by short chain fatty acids and alcohols. However, the addition of propanol has proven to be a much more effective additive, which can increase production rates of natamycin by up to 17 %.
The ground cherry, also known as Physalis pubescens L., is a very popular species of berry in China. However, this type of fruit is especially vulnerable to attack by pathogens during storage in winter.
Immunochromatographic lateral flow is a method that has been specially developed to detect natamycin in samples of milk and cheese. To do so, a monoclonal antibody combines with nanoparticles of gold, which acts as the main reagents to determine whether natamycin is present.