MIRENAT®: Globally Approved Food Preservative

MIRENAT® represents a range of formulations for human consumption that contain Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate (LAE®). LAE® is a food preservative approved by multiple international food safety agencies including JECFA (a UN-dependent agency), EFSA (European Commission), FSANZ (Australia and New Zealand), Health Canada, and ministries of health in Mexico and Israel. In 2005, the US FDA recognized LAE® as a GRAS (Generally Recognised as Safe) product, and the USDA approved its use in various meat products.

The extensive evaluation and recognition of MIRENAT® mean it is accepted in a variety of countries including those in the European Union, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Israel, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam for use in specific food products and at country-defined dosages.

LAE®‘s first appearance in the Codex Alimentarius (a collection of internationally recognized food standards) was in 2011. Its use has since expanded to include a broad array of food categories, including meat and fish products, in 2016 and 2018 respectively.

With its inclusion in the Codex Alimentarius, MIRENAT® can be used in countries adhering to these regulations in approved food applications. Some of these countries include Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Philippines, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Honduras, Laos, The Bahamas, Mauritania, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Senegal, Thailand, and Trinidad and Tobago.