MIRENAT® is the trademark of formulations intended for human consumption which contain Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate (LAE®).
LAE® has been evaluated and approved as a food preservative by several food safety agencies worldwide such as the Joint Expert Committee for Food Additives (JECFA) – a UN-dependent agency, European Food Safety Authority – a body that depends on the European Commission (EFSA), FSANZ (Australia and New Zealand), Health Canada (Canada), Ministry of Health of Mexico and Ministry of Health of Israel. In addition, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued in 2005 a letter of no-objection to the recognition of LAE® as a Generally Recognised as Safe (GRAS) product and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved its use in different meat products.
As a result of these evaluations, MIRENAT® product line can be used in the countries that belong to the European Union, and also in Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Israel, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in certain food products and at the doses defined in each country.
The first inclusion of LAE® in the Codex Alimentarius was in 2011 for a wide variety of food categories, being expanded in 2016 for the food categories of meat products and in 2018 for the food categories of fish products.
The inclusion of LAE® in the Codex Alimentarius opens the way to the use of MIRENAT® in the countries that are governed by these regulations in approved food applications. Some of these countries are listed here: 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.