Biological fungicide OK’d for US use

| June 6, 2022 1:00 AM

WAGENINGEN, Netherlands — Dutch agricultural chemical maker Ceradis Crop Protection announced in late April that its CeraFruta postharvest biological fungicide has now been listed for organic use in the United States.

According to a Ceradis press release, the Organic Materials review Institute completed a “rigorous certification” of CeraFruta, which was developed in 2020 to help control blue, gray and green molds, brown rot and sour rot after harvest.

CeraFruta uses natamycin, a naturally occurring anti-fungal agent produced by some soil bacteria and used widely by food processors to limit the growth of fungus in products as varied as meat, cheese and baked goods.

For more information about CeraFruta, visit the company’s website at