Made To British (BP) & Ameriican (USP) Pharmacopoeias
Sorbic Acid Powder, C6H8O2 (E200)
Sorbic acid is a synthetic preservative used as an anti-microbial in foods prone to mould, yeast and fungi growth. It is generally recognised as safe (GRAS by the Food and Drug Association.)
Foods and drinks which are prone to moulding quickly, such as cheese, yoghurt, bread and pastries, as well as wine, dried fruits, sauces, salads, soups, meat and fish, may all contain sorbic acid to delay spoilage.
Sorbic acid may also be known as E200. Sorbic acid is a preservative used in foods prone to spoilage by mould, yeast and fungi.
Ascorbic acid delays the spoilage of foods such as cheese, yoghurt, bread and pastries, as well as wine, dried fruits, salads, soups, meat and fish.
Ascorbic acid is generally regarded as safe, with no side effects as low dosage.