Corbion updates Listeria Control Model

Improvements to the newly relaunched Corbion Listeria Control Model (CLCM) have made the job of identifying the most effective and cost-efficient Listeria control method easy, according to the company. The online model uses data from 20-plus years of Listeria research in foods. It uses pH, Aw (water activity), salt content and other parameters to determine the optimum antimicrobial to achieve the desired level of Listeria control. Food manufacturers using CLCM have been able to significantly reduce product development time.

“This tool gives our customers a speed-to-market advantage,” said Lonneke van Dijk, director, Sustainable Food Solutions at Corbion. “And it’s a tool that just gets better with time as we incorporate more real-world data and customer-requested improvements. The latest version of CLCM is more powerful and user-friendly.”

According to Corbion, the improved CLCM provides customers with a much better user experience:

  • Improved functionality delivers even more accurate predictions in products that contain vinegar.
  • Additional data from three more years of validation studies adds greater robustness to the model.
  • A friendlier user interface allows easy access, even on mobile devices.
  • Modeling results display clearly named prediction lines. “Typical prediction” and “Conservative prediction” better describe the likely outcomes for each set of parameters.

“This valuable tool is the culmination of sound food safety data, industry experience and modeling expertise,” van Dijk added. “Corbion is known as the market leader in food safety and preservation, and the CLCM is a result of our commitment to giving our customers and edge in creating safe and successful products.”