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Permitted Class II Preservative (202)

Also Known As : Potassium sorbate


Taste Profile

It has no taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Permitted Class II Preservative (202) is used as a preservative in food and drinks.
  2. It prevents food from spoilage from bacteria, fungi, mold and yeast.
  3. It is added to baked goods, dried meats, canned fruits and vegetables, ice creams and pickles.
  4. It can also be used in wine making to prevent wine from losing its flavour.

Common names and forms

  1. Class II Preservative 202
  2. Class II Preservatives (INS 202)
  3. Permitted Class II Preservatives (INS 202)


Permitted Class II Preservative 202 is a potassium salt of sorbic acid. It is a white colour salt which is soluble in water. It is formed by neutralising sorbic acid.

Selection Guide

Check for the "use-by" date on its package.


Permitted Class II Preservative (202) can cause nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, diarrhea and nutritional deficiency.(1)

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