Potassium Sorbate, CAS# 24634-61-5, is a potassium salt of sorbic acid manufactured through neutralizing sorbic acid with potassium hydroxide, available as White to off-white powder. Potassium Sorbate is widely used as preservative as it can inhibit molds and yeasts in many foods. It is affirmed by US FDA as GRAS(generally recognized as safe) and widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries with E number E202.
Prolonged use of potassium sorbate can cause allergic reactions like itching, runny nose, stomach pain and swelling of the throat and mouth.
Ingestion of Potassium Sorbate in large quantity may hurt our health, please follow the guideline of using Potassium Sorbate: ADI 0-25 mg/kg bw
Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
There is no evidence that Potassium Sorbate could have any negative effects on these vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use Potassium Sorbate in food for newborns and pregnant. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Potassium Sorbate for long period in food for newborns or pregnant.
Generally recognized as safe(GRAS) is a FDA designation that a specific substance or ingredient is generally considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Potassium Sorbate is considered safe by FDA according to existing data and granted GRAS status.
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1. A novel RP-HPLC method for simultaneous determination of potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate in soft drinks using C(18) -bonded monolithic silica column.
[J Sep Sci. 2011 May 19]
Author: Can NO, Arli G, Lafci Y.
2. Sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate preservatives in Iranian doogh. [Food Addit Contam Part B Surveill. 2014]
Author: Zamani Mazdeh F, Esmaeili Aftabdari F, Moradi-Khatoonabadi Z, Shaneshin M, Torabi P, Shams Ardekani MR, Hajimahmoodi M.
3. Effect of potassium sorbate on antimicrobial and physical properties of starch-clay nanocomposite films. [Carbohydr Polym. 2014 Sep 22]
Author: Barzegar H, Azizi MH, Barzegar M, Hamidi-Esfahani Z.