Potassium lactate / sodium diacetate is a blend of potassium lactate and sodium diacetate. Potassium lactate / potassium diacetate is a blend of potassium lactate and potassium diacetate.
Potassium lactate is the potassium salt of L(+)-lactic acid, obtained by neutralisation of the acid of natural origin with a high purity potassium source. It is produced naturally by living organisms as a by-product of the glycolysis. Sodium diacetate (resp. potassium diacetate) is a compound of acetic acid and sodium acetate (resp. potassium acetate).
These blends are safe and effective preservatives for processed meat products. They suppress the growth of pathogens and prolong the product shelf life. As sodium reduced alternatives to sodium lactate / sodium diacetate, they address the concerns of health organisations and consumers about reducing sodium intake.
Jungbunzlauer potassium lactate / sodium diacetate and potassium lactate / potassium diacetate are colourless to yellowish, syrupy liquids with a slight characteristic odour and a saline taste. These solutions are stable under normal storage conditions, non-toxic to man and the environment and easily biodegradable.
Jungbunzlauer potassium lactate / sodium diacetate and potassium lactate / potassium diacetate food grade are supplied in accordance with the requirements of Commission Regulation (EU) No. 231/2012 and of the latest edition of the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC) for their components.
Jungbunzlauer potassium lactate / sodium diacetate (resp. potassium lactate / potassium diacetate) is available as a 60 % food grade solution consisting of 56 % potassium lactate and 4 % sodium diacetate (resp. 4 % potassium diacetate). Both blends are supplied in bulk, in intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) with 1300kg net weight, in drums with 270 kg net weight and in small drums with 25 kg net content.
- Colourless to yellowish
- Slight characteristic odour
- Saline taste
- Sodium content below 1 % (potassium lactate / sodium diacetate)
- Sodium free (potassium lactate / potassium diacetate)
- Chemically, physically and microbiologically stable
- Easily biodegradable
In Europe, potassium lactate (E326), sodium diacetate (E262) and potassium diacetate (E261) are listed as generally permitted food additives and may be added to all foodstuffs, following the “quantum satis“ principle, as long as no special regulation restricts the use.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) affirmed potassium lactate and sodium diacetate as GRAS (generally recognised as safe) substances and permitted their use in food with no limitation other than current good manufacturing practice (CFR § 184.1639; CFR §184.1754).