Cytoguard Stat Shelf life extender and natural preservative.

CytoGuard® Stat natural shelf life extender products are label friendly, natural flavors that can naturally increase the shelf life and improve food safety of many food products. Considered a “natural flavor”, CytoGuard Stat natural shelf life extenders are based on a proprietary blend of lignin fractions which are high in organic acids and other naturally occurring compounds.  The products are based on the same basic technology as smoking foods, which mankind has been using as a method to preserve foods for hundreds if not thousands of years.

These natural preservatives can be used in a variety of ways.  For instance, when combined with CytoGuard LA, CytoGuard Stat products are a cost-effective, clean label way to extend product shelf life by providing natural preservation, and extending the efficacy of the Lauric Arginate — all with a clean label for natural and label conscious manufacturers.

CytoGuard Stat prevents spoilage in products over their shelf life by inhibiting microbial growth through natural preservation. The range of products can be used in a wide range of food products, such as meat, poultry, seafood, dairy and non-dairy items – dips/dressings, refrigerated salads – as well as vegetable-based food products. They can improve the product quality over the range of the shelf life the finished product.

Because CytoGuard Stat natural shelf life extenders are an extremely versatile product range, they can be incorporated into many different products.  They can take the place of water in a formulation or they can be used as a surface treatment. The most typical use level is 1-2 percent of the finished product. CytoGuard Stat stands out in is its ability to perform against lactics and other spoilage organisms without being affected by PH or other processing conditions. Among the benefits of CytoGuard Stat shelf life extenders are:

  • All natural
  • Clean label
  • Allergen and GMO-free
  • Organic compliant
  • Easy to understand

CytoGyard Stat products are available in several grades depending on the specific application.  Contact our technical team to determine which product is best for your application.


In direct response to industry demands for high-quality clean label foods with a longer shelf life, A&B Ingredients introduces CytoGuard® CDP to its broad range of natural shelf-life extenders and mold inhibitors. CytoGuard CDP is natural, clean label shelf-life protection ingredient based on a fermented dextrose.

CytoGuard CDP is specifically designed as an extremely cost-effective mold inhibitor and shelf-life extender. Its primary focus is to prevent mold growth in low moisture systems, however it is also effective as part of a natural shelf life solution for higher moisture food products as well. Some examples of where CytoGuard CDP can be used include baked goods, cheeses, meats, sauces, puddings, dressings and dips.

At recommended usage levels, CytoGuard CDP has a negligible effect on color or the taste of the finished food.

Among the benefits are:

  • Clean label
  • Negligible effect on color or taste
  • Replacement for chemical preservatives
  • Non GMO
  • Gluten free
  • Kosher