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... is a fungicide that prevents yeasts and moulds from appearing in foods.

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...used in small quantities, NATAMYCIN

... is extremely effective and protects cheese and meat products that may deteriorate due to moulds, yeasts and other fungi.

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is both economical and effective, and does not alter the food's natural maturing process.

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VGP – Welcome to world Natamycin

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.



yogurts, cheeses, probiotics


natamycin, nisin, lysozyme


animales, microbianos, quimosina.


animal, microbial chymosin.

World of Natamycin

vgp legis natamycin
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Regulation of natamycin and other additives

The growing consumer demand for products that offer greater guarantees of conservation drives the food industry to innovate in the durability of the marketed products. This is the case of natamycin and its application to prevent the appearance of the dreaded mould in food. Natamycin is commonly used in many countries Food additive safety is monitored by global organisations, such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), and others closer to consumers, like the autonomic bodies in Spain. In Europe it is the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) while in the US it is the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which are responsible for studying the final approval of food additives. The system used in both continents is the positive list, in other words only the additives that appear in the lists

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natamycin films
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Mechanical and barrier properties in natamycin films for food packaging

An alternative method for producing food which does not contain preservatives, but which meets the same food safety standards, may be to incorporate antimicrobial agents such as natamycin in the packaging materials. Current demands by consumers will undoubtedly determine the future of food packaging: first, because of the demand for minimally processed foods without preservatives, and second, due to the demand for environmentally friendly packaging materials. To that end, biodegradable polymers from renewable resources can to a certain extent reduce food packaging waste. That is why recent studies have developed biologically based antimicrobial films with two antimicrobial agents: sodium benzoate and natamycin. These two agents can also form very solid films when combined with starch. Methods for incorporation in films Two methods of incorporation to produce starch-based films for food packaging have been studied. The first - as mentioned above

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A report analysing the global natamycin research market is published
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A report analysing the global natamycin research market is published

A report analysing the international natamycin market was published in late 2018. The study primarily focused on the United States, the European Union, China, South-East Asia and Japan, and examined the growth experienced by the industry, its size, trends, participation, and opportunities over the last year. The same report also made a forecast for year 2023 - a timeframe of five years - about research. The main objective of the research report on the natamycin market is to provide the latest data on the industry and future trends in it, enabling a more reliable identification of the products and end users driving growth in the revenues and returns in this sector. The industry report lists the main competitors, and provides strategic perspectives for the industry, as well as an analysis of the key factors influencing the market. Finally, it includes

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