Kerry has announced the release of Acryleast™ Pro, an advanced iteration of the company’s signature acrylamide-reducing, non-genetically modified (GMO) yeast, Acryleast™. Acryleast Pro is now available to assist food manufacturers seeking to reduce the presence of acrylamide in many common food products consumed by both adults and children.

Acryleast Pro, which is now available in North America, is the only organic-suitable baker’s yeast that effectively reduces the levels of acrylamide in a wide range of manufactured and organic food products by up to 90 percent. It delivers 2.2 times more enzyme activity than the first-generation product, allowing for greater efficacy and cost efficiency in lower doses.

Acryleast Pro is the only organic-suitable, fully non-GMO acrylamide-reducing yeast for the U.S. It can be used as a processing aid in the production of organic foods such as biscuits, baked goods, crackers, bread, and many other applications without affecting the product’s existing organic status. In the U.S., the product is organic suitable and its use allows for clean labeling, as it can be listed on the ingredients label simply as “yeast.” 

Acrylamide is a long-confirmed neurotoxin found to form in a large range of carbohydrate-rich foods that are heated and cooked at temperatures above 120 °C or 248 °F. Government food safety and health regulators worldwide are increasingly concerned about acrylamide in foods, and are enacting more stringent benchmarks and allowable limits designed to reduce exposure to the neurotoxin and probable carcinogen. 

Acryleast Pro is an advanced yeast product that is clean label friendly. The solution has no impact on taste or texture and is highly versatile, requiring little to no change in the manufacturing process. Acryleast Pro’s core applications include children’s biscuits and snacks, baby food, crackers, breads such as toast, rolls and burger buns, fine bakery and crispbread, soft tortillas, and other baked goods. 

Acryleast Pro is an effective, consistent solution to address the issue of acrylamide without disrupting the manufacturing process or the ability to offer a clean label. 

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