Corbion upgrades Listeria Control Model to increase Speed-to-Market and accuracy of food safety measures

DATE June 14th 2021

Corbion upgrades Listeria Control Model to increase Speed-to-Market and accuracy of food safety measures

Enhancements to the Corbion Listeria Control Model add to its robustness and make it easier to use and understand.

Improvements to the newly relaunched Corbion Listeria Control Model (CLCM) have made the job of identifying the most effective and cost-efficient Listeria control method really easy. The online model uses data from 20-plus years of Listeria research in foods. It uses pH, Aw (water activity), salt content and other parameters to determine the optimum antimicrobial to achieve the desired level of Listeria control. Food manufacturers using CLCM have been able to significantly reduce product development time.

“This tool gives our customers a speed-to-market advantage,” said Lonneke van Dijk, Director Sustainable Food Solutions at Corbion. “And it’s a tool that just gets better with time as we incorporate more real-world data and customer-requested improvements. The latest version of CLCM is more powerful and user-friendly.”

The improved CLCM provides customers with a much better user experience:

  • Improved functionality delivers even more accurate predictions in products that contain vinegar.
  • Additional data from three more years of validation studies adds greater robustness to the model.
  • A friendlier user interface allows easy access, even on mobile devices.
  • Modeling results display clearly named prediction lines. “Typical prediction” and “Conservative prediction” better describe the likely outcomes for each set of parameters.

“This valuable tool is the culmination of sound food safety data, industry experience and modeling expertise,” van Dijk added. “Corbion is known as the market leader in food safety and preservation, and the CLCM is a result of our commitment to giving our customers and edge in creating safe and successful products.”

To request information about the CLCM, please contact Corbion at

For more information, please contact:

Linda Tomaselli, Sr. Marketing Manager EMEA/APAC
+31 (0) 183 695 695,
Analysts and investors :
Jeroen van Harten, Director Investor Relations
+31 (0)20 590 6293, +31(0)6 21 577 086

Background information:

Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid and its derivatives, and a leading supplier of emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins, and algae ingredients. We use our unique expertise in fermentation and other processes to deliver sustainable solutions for the preservation of food and food production, health, and our planet. For over 100 years, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to safety, quality, innovation and performance. Drawing on our deep application and product knowledge, we work side-by-side with customers to make our cutting-edge technologies work for them. Our solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics. In 2020, Corbion generated annual sales of € 986.5 million and had a workforce of 2,267 FTE. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information: