KEYCEL® brand powdered cellulose is carefully processed, highly purified cellulose marketed specifically to the cheese industry. Synonymous with quality and consistency, KEYCEL® provides excellent anti-caking functionality to prevent clumping; improved flowability translates into better manufacturing efficiencies. KEYCEL® also effectively binds moisture and absorbs fat and oil to improve the appearance of shredded cheese, grated cheese, and crumbled cheese products.
In 1986, IFC was the first company in the industry to provide research data and petition the FDA to amend the Standards of Identity for shredded cheese and grated cheese to include powdered cellulose as an effective anti-caking agent. KEYCEL® is generally recognized as safe ( GRAS) under FDA regulations. KEYCEL® has set the standard in the cheese industry and is the leading anti-caking agent today.