This product is a highly concentrated, free-flowing, deep-frozen pelletized (DSF) lactic acid bacteria for direct inoculation into milk. This is used in the production of fresh fermented milk products such as sour cream, buttermilk, leben, quark, fresh cheese, cream cheese, and other applications that demand significant diacetyl flavor development, steady acid development, and minimal post-acidification.

Supplied By: DSM Food Specialties

Product Code: F05722

Regional Availability: Canada

Labeling Claims: Halal, Kosher, Non-GMO

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    Identification & Functionality

    Ingredient Name
    Food Ingredients Functions

    Features & Benefits

    Labeling Claims

    Applications & Uses

    Applications Guidelines

    **Do not thaw pouches of pellets prior to use**
    Frozen culture in pouches thaws quickly, minimize exposure time outside of frozen conditions.
    Pouch contents may settle over time due to varying pellet densities, which may result in inconsistent product performance if only a portion of the pouch is used. Therefore, it is very important that the entire contents of FLAV DIRECTTM series pellets be used when dosing.

    FLAV DIRECTTM series Indicative Dosage

    Recommended fermentation T°

    To offer:
    - Strong diacetyle flavor profile
    - Fermentation from 12-17 hours is typical
    at fermentation temperature of 22-25°C
    - Robust phage program
    for production of e.g. sour cream, buttermilk,
    leben, cream cheese.
    ≥ 1U/1000L
    [1 x 5U pouch per 1,350
    gallons (5,110 liters) of
    22°C – 30°C
    (72°F – 86°F)

    Recommended target break pH: 4.60±0.1 UpH, but can vary based on plant requirements.


    NB. The curves above are obtained in experimental laboratory conditions and are only shown for illustration purposes.



    Off - white to brown frozen starter as a free - flowing granular material (pelletised) (product color may vary from batch to batch)

    Regulatory & Compliance

    Certifications & Compliance
    Regulatory information

    DSM cultures are legally manufactured for DSM Food Specialties B.V. according to production recommendations and sanitary measures as defined in the local applicable regulations. Local legislation should however be consulted before use of product. The product does not contain components or admixtures injurious to the health of the consumer. It is fit for food application.

    Packaging & Availability

    Packaging Type
    Regional Availability
    • Canada
    Packaging Information
    • Available in different packaging sizes, please contact our sales representative for more information.
    • Frozen culture pellets are sealed in pouches.
    • The culture blend is packed in sachets grouped in cardboard box or plastic bag.

    Transport conditions: All sachets are shipped in polystyrene boxes with dry ice to ensure optimum quality.

    Storage & Handling

    Storage and Shelf Life Conditions
    • This product should be stored in the original sealed packaging.
    • The recommended storage temperature is - 45 °C (-49 °F)
    • Kept in the original packaging under the recommended storage condition, the product has an optimal shelf life of 12 months from the date of packaging.