Corbion launches baking industry’s first-ever predictive modeling tool for natural mold inhibition

DATE May 01, 2023

Corbion launches baking industry’s first-ever predictive modeling tool for natural mold inhibition

New online, data-driven model leverages the company’s expertise in accelerating the implementation of effective natural preservation solutions for the baking industry.

Bakers wanting to create label-friendly, commercial baked goods that look, feel and taste oven fresh can now do so more quickly and with greater confidence by using a new predictive modeling tool – the Corbion Natural Mold Inhibition Model (CNMIM) – being introduced by the global food ingredient leader and preservation innovator. By utilizing specific product parameters, CNMIM predicts a product’s mold-free shelf life based on real-world testing against 11 different mold strains found on baked goods. The tool compares up to three different natural mold inhibitor formulations, helping bakers better make informed decisions about which solution works best for their product.

As the first such model developed specifically for the baking industry, CNMIM enables rapid identification and validation of optimal natural interventions with fewer challenge studies, saving bakers both time and money when bringing new products to market.

“Natural mold inhibition technology has come a long way in recent years, but some bakers dread the new product development process, which can be slow and costly,” said Domenico Vulcano, Vice President Global Innovation at Corbion. “By leveraging Corbion’s microbiological expertise, and predictive modeling strengths built over more than two decades, this new tool makes it possible for our customers to bring fresh products to market much faster and more cost-effectively. It makes the transition to a more natural, mold-free consumer experience far easier.”

The Corbion Natural Mold Inhibition Model (CNMIM) takes into account the customer's product characteristics and formulation to estimate the number of days before visible mold growth occurs for different relevant molds at both a group and individual species level. With detailed modeling results, CNMIM enables a direct comparison of different preservation solutions, assisting bakers in identifying the best option to create more natural baked goods that align with consumer preferences and minimize risk of product returns.

“Responding effectively to consumers’ expectations and their evolving preference for label-friendly foods is crucially important for our customers," said Lonneke van Dijk, Senior Director, Preservation. “To be able to do it faster and more economically provides them with even greater competitive advantage, and this new tool is all about taking that advantage.”

For more information, please contact:

Ashley Robertson, Director, Global Marketing & Communications
+1 (913) 890 5500, +1 (913) 207 2748

Analysts and investors :
Peter Kazius, Director, Investor Relations
+31 205906242, +31 655409706

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 2022, Corbion generated annual sales of €1,457.9 million and had a workforce of 2,601 FTE. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information: