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Potassium sorbate serves as an inhibitor for molds, yeasts in many food items like cheese, wine, yogurt, dried meats, apple cider, soft drinks, fruit drinks and baked goods. It is used in the production of syrup, milkshakes, creams, lotions, shampoos, makeup and sunscreen products. It is mainly used to increase the shelf life of various commercial products without affecting its taste, smell and color of the food. It is used as a preservative and considered to be a replacement for parabens.
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Amirpour, M.; Arman, A.; Yolmeh, A.; Azam, M. A.; Sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate preservatives in food stuffs in Iran. Food Addit. Contam. B 2015, 8 (2), 142-148.
Hazard Statements: H319
Causes serious eye irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P260-P201-P280i-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Obtain special instructions before use. Wear eye/face protection. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.