HOLDBAC® Protective Cultures

Improving quality, extending shelf life and reducing food waste in fermented food and beverages.


Our latest addition to the HOLDBAC® range of protective cultures is HOLDBAC® YM VEGE – optimized for plant-based fermented food & beverages.

HOLDBAC® YM VEGE helps producers reduce spoilage by inhibiting the growth of yeasts and molds, thereby improving the quality of the fresh fermented product and extending its shelf life. If combined with our extensive range of Danisco® VEGE cultures, the potential for reducing food waste is significant.

Key benefits

  • Have a natural ability to inhibit specific contamination flora, such as visible mold, yeasts and Listeria
  • Protect shelf life
  • Easy to use cultures for direct inoculation
  • Meet consumers’ demand for natural products
Product Benefit Application
Growth control of yeasts and molds and some heterofermentative lactic bacteria Fresh fermented foods
White cheese
HOLDBAC® LC Growth control of leuconostoc, heterofermentative lactobacilli and enterococci Hard and semi-hard cheese
HOLDBAC® Listeria Growth control of Listeria Soft and smear cheese, dry and semi-dry cured meats, cooked and fresh ground meats
HOLDBAC® YM VEGE Improving quality, Extending shelf life and Reducing food waste Fermented plant-based food and beverages
HOLDBAC® YM-XPM Growth control of Yeast and Mold spoilage Mild and very mild yogurt and fresh fermented dairy
HOLDBAC® YM-XPK Growth control of Yeast and Mold spoilage All cheese types

Application areas

When you open the door to Nutrition & Biosciences for your beverage needs, you gain access to unmatched application expertise, science-driven solutions, the full DuPont™ Danisco® range of ingredients, and extensive market knowledge and deep consumer insights that drive competitive advantage.
Take a deeper look inside Nutrition & Biosciences for your cheese, yogurt and other dairy needs. See how our market insights, research, and experience can open up your potential to satisfy nutrition-conscious consumers while keeping your costs down.
With proactive science-based innovation, broad market expertise and over 50 years of collaborative applications in meat, poultry and seafood, Nutrition & Biosciences stands out as your go-to solutions provider.

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