Sorbic acid E200

Sorbic acid E200
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Sorbic acid E200 palette - a food additive that performs mainly a preservative function. In food products, it effectively prevents the growth of microorganisms such as moulds, fungi and yeasts.


  • It counteracts the growth of microorganisms
  • Maintains proper moisture of products
  • It inhibits the activity of enzymes of microorganisms


  • Production of ripened, processed cheeses
  • Production of wines, lemonades
  • Production of fermented milk products (yoghurts, kefirs, buttermilk)
  • Frozen cakes and pizza
  • Production of fruit and confectionery preserves

Sorbic acid E200 - carboxylic acid is used in the food industry as a preservative. It is a food additive that effectively inhibits the growth of bacterial flora in food products. Sorbic acid is effective in the production of cheese because it has a reduced effect on lactic acid bacteria. The preservative effect of sorbic acid increases in the presence of sodium chloride (table salt), sugar, phosphates. Sorbic acid is used in the production of lemonades, fruit drinks, e.g. cider. It maintains the humidity of products such as cheese, cheesecakes, confectionery. It is also used in the production of mouthwashes, toothpastes and dental ointments. Sorbic acid has also been used in the production of cosmetics due to its mildew-killing, yeasticidal and fungicidal properties.

Name: sorbic acid
CAS: - 110-44-1
Appearance: white crystalline powder
Main ingredient content: > 99%
Formula : C6H8O2 _
Ling weight: 112.13 g/mol
Heavy metals: > 10 mg/kg
Hazard statements:

H319 Causes serious eye irritation.
H315 Causes skin irritation.
H335 May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary statements:

P264 Wash hands thoroughly after handling.
P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
P302 + P352 IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water.
P321 Specific treatment (see ... on this label).
P331 Do NOT induce vomiting.
P313 Get medical advice/attention.
P362 Take off contaminated clothing and wash it before reuse.
P305 + P351 + P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P337 + P313 If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.
P261 Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
P272 Contaminated protective clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace.
P363 Wash contaminated clothing before reuse.

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