It has E number "E326". It is commonly used in meat and poultry products.
Potassium lactate is a compound with formula KC3H5O3, or H3C-CHOH-COOK. It is the potassium salt of lactic acid. It is produced by neutralizing lactic acid which is fermented from a sugar source. It has E number “E326”. Potassium lactate is a liquid product that is usually 60% solids but is available at up to 78% solids. It 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. Potassium lactate is can also used as an extinguishing medium in the “First Alert Tundra” fire extinguishers.
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