Natamycin( Pimaricin ) CAS: 7681-93-8 Natamycin( Pimaricin ) is an
antimycotic product which have broad and effective action. It not
only inhibits the growth of different moulds and yeasts, but also
inhibits the production of their toxin. Commercial Natamycin
contains 50% of the active substance. Small quantities of Natamycin
can inhibit all moulds and yeasts, which cause food spoilage.
Natamycin has no effect on bacteria, so it does not prevent in the
natural maturing process of yoghurt , cheese , fresh Ham, sausage,
ect. Application standard:1. U.S.A.: FDA, § 172. 155, 2000: Treat
(Spray or dip) the surface of the cheese with 200-300mg/kg aqueous
solutions. 2. EU: Permitted on the surface of cheese and sausage
casings 3. China: GB2760-2001: for cheese, meat and meat products,
moon cakes, snacks, raw juice for coating use, surface of utensils,
perishable food, Salad sauce, Fermented wine, etc. The FAO/WHO
Joint Expert Committee on Food Additive confirmed the acceptable
daily intake (ADI) if Natamycin as 0.3mg/KG (total body weight).
This was also endorsed by the EU. In China its use is permitted in
the food industry.