Natamycin, also known as pimaricin, is an antifungal medication used to treat fungal infections around the eye. This includes infections of the eyelids, conjunctiva, and cornea. It is used as eyedrops. Natamycin is also used in the food industry as a preservative. Though there is no established MRL for natamycin, it is still worthwhile to monitor the residue of it in food. This Natamycin Rapid Test Kit is based on lateral flow immunoassay to detect natamycin in milk.
Key facts of the Natamycin Rapid Test Kit
- Ready to use kits for farmers, truck drivers, etc
- No incubation required
- Result visible in less than 10min
Detection Limit of the Natamycin Rapid Test Kit
- Natamycin: 6 - 10 ppb
- Natamycin Test Strip, 96pcs
- Microwell reagent, 96wells
- Plastic Pipette, 96pcs
- Kit instruction manual, 1pc
- Microwell holder, 1pc
More information on Natamycin
Natamycin is widely used to prevent food spoilage
Natamycin is commonly used in food products such as cheese and sausages to prevent the growth of molds and yeasts, and to naturally extend shelf life and reduce food waste. In some countries, depending on regulatory approvals, natamycin is also used in other products such as bread, cakes, beverages and yogurt.
Natamycin is a natural preservative without safety risk
Natamycin is a natural preservative that has been tested extensively; the test levels in toxicity studies are well determined. In the quantities applied to food products, there is no safety risk. This has been evaluated and approved by main Expert Committees on Food Additives by JECFA and confirmed by EFSA and FDA.
Natamycin can be labeled as a natural mold inhibitor
How natamycin has to be labeled depends on legislation per area. In the EU it can be labelled as E235, or natamycin. In the US it will be labeled as natamycin. Often, natamycin is indicated on the packaging of food products as a natural mold inhibitor and is suitable for the claim free from artificial ingredients.