Potassium L(+)-Lactate Blends

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General Information

Our current offering consists of blends of potassium lactate with either sodium acetate, sodium diacetate, potassium acetate or potassium diacetate or organic vinegar.

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). Vinegar is produced by natural fermentation (double alcoholic fermentation) of goods of agricultural origin.

Jungbunzlauer potassium L(+)-lactate blends 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 humans and the environment and readily biodegradable.

All these blends are safe and effective preservatives for processed meat and fish 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. Furthermore, the combination of potassium L(+)-lactate and organic vinegar provides the additional benefit of a cleaner label shelf life control in processed meat.


Jungbunzlauer potassium L(+)-lactate blends 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 L(+)-lactate blends are available as 60% food grade solutions consisting of 56% potassium lactate and 4% of the blending partner (sodium acetate, sodium diacetate, potassium acetate or potassium diacetate). The potassium L(+)-lactate/vinegar blend is available as 48% concentrated solution composed of 42% potassium lactate and 6% vinegar.

Potassium L(+)-lactate/(di)acetate blends are supplied in bulk and intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) with 1300 kg net weight.
Potassium L(+)-lactate/sodium diacetate and potassium L(+)-lactate/potassium diacetate are also available in drums with 270 kg net weight and in small drums with 25 kg net content. Potassium L(+)-lactate/potassium acetate is also available in small drums with 25 kg net content.
Potassium L(+)-lactate/vinegar blend is supplied in intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) with 1200 kg net weight.
Further packaging on request.

  • Liquid
  • Colourless to yellowish
  • Slight characteristic odour
  • Saline taste
  • Bacteriostatic
  • Sodium content below 2 % (potassium lactate / sodium acetate)
  • Sodium content below 1 % (potassium lactate / sodium diacetate)
  • Sodium free (potassium lactate / potassium (di)acetate, potassium lactate/vinegar)
  • Chemically, physically and microbiologically stable
  • Non-toxic
  • Readily biodegradable


  • Meat, Seafood
  • Ready Meals, Instant Food
  • Sauces, Dressings, Seasonings
  • Fire protection
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