Our current offering consists of blends of potassium lactate with either sodium acetate, sodium diacetate, potassium acetate or 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 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.
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). All blends are supplied in bulk and intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) with 1300 kg net weight. Potassium lactate / sodium diacetate and potassium lactate / potassium diacetate are also available in drums with 270 kg net weight and in small drums with 25 kg net content. Potassium lactate / potassium acetate is also available in the 25 kg drums. Further packaging on request.
- Colourless to yellowish
- Slight characteristic odour
- Saline taste
- Sodium content below 2 % (potassium lactate / sodium acetate)
- Sodium content below 1 % (potassium lactate / sodium diacetate)
- Sodium free (potassium lactate / potassium (di)acetate)
- Chemically, physically and microbiologically stable
- Readily biodegradable
In Europe, potassium lactate (E326), sodium acetate and sodium diacetate (E262), potassium acetate 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, sodium acetate 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).