Potassium Sorbate Mold Inhibitor

What is Potassium Sorbate
Potassium Sorbate is the potassium salt of sorbic acid, a naturally occurring organic acid that has been used extensively as a mold inhibitor for foods. It is a white crystalline powder, with basically no noticeable flavor at normal usage concentrations.

What are the benefits of Potassium Sorbate
When dissolved in water, potassium sorbate is effective against yeasts, molds, and select bacteria. In many food products, sorbate and sodium benzoate are used together to provide greater protection against a wider variety of microorganisms (synergism).

At what levels is Potassium Sorbate used
Typical usage levels are 250-1000 parts per million. As with all preservatives that are used in a food, potassium sorbate must be declared in the list of ingredients on the label, along with a short explanation of intended use, such as "preservative," "mold inhibitor," or "to retard spoilage," etc.

How safe is Potassium Sorbate
Potassium sorbate is a naturally occurring unsaturated fatty acid and is completely safe with regard to health and have the lowest allergenic potential of all food preservatives.

Potassium Sorbate for Sausage or Jerky
Sorbate is used in a liquid solution of 2 1/2 percent. Take dry crystal and dissolve in water. Application process can be done either by soaking casings in solution prior to stuffing, or by atomizing (spraying) solution after cooking and just before packaging onto product. For jerky the application should be done just prior to packaging allowing for product to air dry. Care must be taken to not to contaminate product again prior to packaging. Avoid direct contact with meat product by wearing disposable glove. Usage level limited to 0.1%.

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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 08 July, 2006.

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