Potassium lactate is commonly used in meat and poultry products to extend shelf life and increase food safety as it has a broad antimicrobial action and is effective at inhibiting most spoilage and pathogenic bacteria.

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The function(s) performed by the food additive when used in cooking.

  • Acidity regulator - Regulates the acidity or alkalinity of a food
  • Antioxidant - Protects a food from deterioration caused by oxidation

Data according to various sources such as fao, fda, codex. Spot a mistake? Tell us!

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Potassium lactate
European Union
Approved Potassium lactate
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Potassium lactate
Philippines
Approved Potassium Lactate, Potassium Lactate (Solution)
Austria
Approved Potassium lactate
Belgium
Approved Potassium lactate
Bulgaria
Approved Potassium lactate
Cyprus
Approved Potassium lactate
Czech Republic
Approved Potassium lactate
Denmark
Approved Potassium lactate
Estonia
Approved Potassium lactate
Finland
Approved Potassium lactate
France
Approved Potassium lactate
Germany
Approved Potassium lactate
Greece
Approved Potassium lactate
Hungary
Approved Potassium lactate
Ireland
Approved Potassium lactate
Italy
Approved Potassium lactate
Latvia
Approved Potassium lactate
Lithuania
Approved Potassium lactate
Luxembourg
Approved Potassium lactate
Malta
Approved Potassium lactate
Netherlands
Approved Potassium lactate
Poland
Approved Potassium lactate
Portugal
Approved Potassium lactate
Romania
Approved Potassium lactate
Slovakia
Approved Potassium lactate
Slovenia
Approved Potassium lactate
Spain
Approved Potassium lactate
Sweden
Approved Potassium lactate
United Kingdom
Approved Potassium lactate
Australia
Approved Potassium lactate
New Zealand
Approved Potassium lactate

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Halal - yes

E326 - Potassium lactate: Miscellaneous - Salts of Lactic Acid

Muslim Consumer Group

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E326 - Potassium lactate: Derived from milk (lactic acid); may contain pork rennin or whey in process, young children with lactose intolerance may show adverse reactions

DFlock

Derived from animal products - maybe

E326 - Potassium lactate: Another type of salt derived from Lactic Acid.

UK Food Guide

Lactic acid monopotassium salt
Lactic acid potassium salt
Potassium 2-hydroxypropanoate
Mono potassium 2-hydroxypropanoate acid
Potassium alpha-hydroxypropionate
Potassium D,L-lactate
Potassium dextro,la

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
UK Food Guide
UK Food Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Wikipedia

Lists the U.S. CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number and EINECS (European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) numbers when known.

  • CAS Number: 996-31-6
  • EINECS Number: 213-631-3
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