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Sorbic Acid Powder, C6H8O2 (E200)
Sorbic Acid Powder, C6H8O2 (E200), is an effective inhibitor of the growth of most moulds, yeasts and many bacteria. Sorbic acid powder is widely used in food & beverage, dairy and other food applications to prevent microbiological growth and extend the normal shelf life of the product. It is easy to handle and easy to incorporate in formulations. Since there are many factors affecting the microbiological growth rate on meat products, the levels of used sorbic acid powder cannot be correlated precisely with the extension of the shelf life. The dosage levels depend on local legislation, type of food product and shelf life requirements. Sorbic acid may be added to other ingredients during food processing, added in form of a premix of ingredients or applied in the form of a dip bath or sprayed on surface of processed food.