MIRENAT® is the range of formulations based on LAE® for application in the food industry.
LAE® (Lauric Arginate) is an innocuos food preservative for the food industry. Lauric Arginate is the active ingredient of ethyl-Nα-lauroyl-L-arginate HCl, with CAS No. 60372-77-2. It is a cationic surfactant with a broad spectrum of activity against pathogens and other bacteria, yeasts, and molds.
The chemical structure of ethyl-Nα-lauroyl-L-arginate HCl is:
MIRENAT® improves the quality and safety of your food products during their shelf life. Lauric arginate is a flexible tool for the food industry.
Uses intended and use levels proposition
Ethyl lauroyl arginate HCl (LAE®) is an innocuous preservative to guarantee food safety. It is applied in a wide range of food products, such as meat, fish, cheese, beverages, soups, salads, fillings and pizza toppings.
Please consult more about LAE®’s safety in our safety section.
MIRENAT® an innocuous preservative for the food industry
However, the use and doses of LAE® are different depending on the country:
The Commission Regulation (EU) Nº 506/2014 approves LAE® for heat-treated meat products (except for emulsified sausages, smoked sausages and liver paste) at a dose of 160 mg/kg.
The non-objection GRAS letter (GRN 000164) approves LAE® since September 2005 for a wide range of uses at a dose of 200 mg/kg. Application examples are cheese, eggs, creams and spreads such as margarine or mayonnaise. Other applications such as fresh fish and fish products, fresh meat and meat products, poultry are also possible. And others like processed fruits and vegetables, soups and pie fillings. Also in December 2007, the USDA issued a letter considering the use of LAE® up to 200 mg/kg to be consistent with FDA’s definition of processing aid on fresh cuts of meat and poultry. Also since July 2008, LAE® up to 44 mg/kg applied to these product surfaces is considered a processing aid.
CODEX approved LAE® in 2006 for a variety of applications, with a dose up to 200 mg/kg. For example, in cheese, dairy-based desserts, dried fruit, fresh vegetables, cocoa-based spreads, chewing-gum, cereals, egg-based products, salads and drinks. In 2016 and 2018, there was an uses extension including meat, poultry and fish products.
MIRENAT® is the commercial name of LAE® formulations for the food industry. It is delivered in liquid and solid form, depending on the client’s application.
Please visit MIRENAT® webpage for further information.
Contact VEDEQSA to check the regulation regarding the use of LAE® for other applications and countries.