Novolyze launches SurroNov(TM), a range of dry surrogate microorganisms

DIJON, France, Oct. 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Novolyze, a fast-growing food biotechnology company, announces the global launch of its new range of products: SurroNov(TM)

SurroNov(TM) is a range of innovative surrogate microorganisms that mimic the behavior of food pathogens (Salmonella, Listeria, Cronobacter sakazakii etc). As they are non-pathogenic, SurroNov(TM) products can be directly used in-plant to validate the efficacy of preventive controls on the microbial reduction of food products.

The range was officially presented at IAFP Annual Meeting in St. Louis. MO from July 29 to August 4, 2016. The first surrogate introduced is a strain used for the validation of low water activity foods (spices, nuts, powders, pet food etc) for which the prevention and control of microbiological hazards is a key food safety challenge. Our surrogate has been tested on numerous food processes, most of them thermal processes such as extruders, dryers, roasters and ovens. The first projects performed using SurroNov(TM) products showed highly correlative results, confirming the strong interest of the food industry for stabilized, dry & ready to use surrogate microorganisms.

The launch of SurroNov(TM) is an important step for Novolyze: It is the result of several years of R&D as well as intensive financial and human capital investments. SurroNov(TM) products are patented innovations based on Novolyze Dry Surrogate Technology. In parallel, the company continues its development plan, focused on the research of new strains for different kinds of food products.

Jena Robers, VP Business Development at Novolyze : 'First collaborations with several multinational food companies have been initiated and we are proud that our innovations received such a positive feedback. We are convinced that SurroNov(TM) surrogate microorganisms are a key tool for food companies to comply with FSMA Final Rule for Preventive Controls for Human Food. Our team is now focused on the evolution of the range and on the launch of other strains to complete our portfolio. Our ambition is to offer innovative solutions to our partners in order to better control microbiological hazards and improve food safety of processed foods.'

Contact :

Pierre-Olivier BEAL Business Development Manager
T (USA) : +1 (617) 500-8536

Source: Novolyze