2018 Technology Showcase Presenter at Future Food-Tech San Francisco, Chinova Bioworks Launches First Products: CHIBER™ for Dairy and CHIBER™ for Plant-Based Dairy Alternatives

Las Vegas, NV – Today’s consumers are demanding transparency when it comes to the ingredients in their food and beverage products and ingredient producers are lagging behind when it comes to preservatives. With Chinova’s novel white button mushroom extract technology, they have developed a natural, clean-label antimicrobial shelf life extender specifically for dairy and plant-based alternative dairy products. These applications include dairy cottage cheese, yogurt, butter, cream cheese, sour cream and their almond, cashew, coconut and other plant-based alternatives.

Chinova has launched two new products – one specifically for dairy applications and one for plant-based alternative dairy applications. These were developed to target the most common spoilage microorganisms in each category. These products are specifically designed to replace the current preservatives on the market today with a natural, clean-label alternative. Chiber does not have any sensory or taste impact on these product applications and is Vegan and Kosher certified.

This test was done in sour cream against a common spoilage microorganism and as you can see with our product there was no mold growth at day 50:

“Clients in these categories have been searching for a natural, clean-label alternative to the current preservatives on the market but have not been able to find a good solution. With Chinova’s CHIBER™ mushroom extract preservative we are not only giving clients and consumers a cleanerlabel we are also extremely effective against yeast and mould microorganisms, and in certain products tested we can extend the shelf-life weeks beyond what was ever possible before.” – Natasha Dhayagude, CEO.

About Chinova
Chinova Bioworks is a Canadian company that addresses the growing consumer demand for healthy, natural, clean-label ingredients, while providing producers with an effective solution that ensures food safety, shelf life, and the overall quality of the product. The company has developed an innovative preservative based on an ingredient extracted from white button mushrooms called chitosan. This technology offers broad-spectrum protection against all types of microorganisms (bacteria, yeast, and mould), is easy to use, and has no organoleptic impact, all at a competitive price point.