Natural Danisco antimicrobials now rBST-free
February 3, 2010
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK — Danisco announced all Microgard fermentates made from cultured skim milk are now derived from cows that have not received treatment with recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST). The move is a direct response to growing consumer demand for milk-based products that do not contain milk from rBST-treated cows, according to the company.
“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has determined that there is no significant difference in the milk from cows treated with rBST and cows that are not,” said Matthew Hundt, global product manager at Danisco. “Our reason for switching to rBST-free milk is purely a proactive response to consumer demand. The change has no impact on product performance, allergen status or nutritional labeling. We are also pleased to provide these products at no additional cost to our customers.”
Used in products such as cottage cheese, sour cream, yogurt and other dairy beverages, the fermentates are used to enhance a finished product’s shelf life.