September 5, 2023
SIG and AnaBio Technologies jointly present the first global launch of a long-life probiotic yogurt – a major breakthrough for probiotic beverages and aseptic packaging. This game changing development creates a new product category; probiotic beverages packed in aseptic carton packs and spouted pouches which are shelf-stable for prolonged storage periods without refrigeration.
Consumers around the globe, associate probiotics with health benefits, and in particular improved gut health and strengthened immunity.
Until now it has not been possible to incorporate probiotics into aseptic beverage packaging due to their inability to survive common heat treatments used in processing. Probiotics can also be unstable during storage, typically restricting their use to refrigerated beverages with a short shelf life.
The combination of AnaBio’s encapsulation technology and SIG’s gentle aseptic filling technology overcomes these restrictions, enabling food and beverage companies to produce probiotic beverages containing live probiotics that are packed in carton packs and spouted pouches and can be kept at room temperature for extended periods without refrigeration. This represents a completely new consumer offering, fulfilling the need for healthy, tasty, and nutritious probiotic beverages, in sustainable and convenient packaging.
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