ACTION CALL: B17/180/ 1 – Natural Preservation and Preservatives

Natural Preservatives

The move to clean label ingredients has become ‘Business as Usual’ for the food and drink industry.  One of the categories that continues to be a challenge is for Natural Preservatives.


ACP is currently looking to understand the new and emerging technology solutions for providing natural preservation and anti-oxidant systems.

The primary need is:

  • Natural ingredients that have a preservation function.
  • Natural ingredients that have an anti-oxidant function.
  • New and emerging processes or technology that can be applied to food and drink products to extend shelf-life.
  • Packaging solutions technology that can be applied to food and drink products to extend shelf-life.


Processes and technologies at Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 7+ will be prioritised.  However, those that can achieve TRL 9 within a 2-year horizon will be considered.


All solutions must be submitted to Technology Scout (, with a subject line ACTION ref:  B17/180/1 Natural Preservatives detailing:

  • A summary of the process or technology
  • Any technical or application limitations
  • Commercial availability
  • Summary of validation in food and drink application
  • Contact details


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