potassium sorbate

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potassium sorbate

[pə′tas·ē·əm ′sȯr‚bāt]
(organic chemistry)
C6H7KO2 A crystalline compound, more soluble in water than in alcohol; decomposes above 270°C; used to inhibit mold and yeast growth in food.
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Newly verified and approved Freudenberg materials include polytetrafluoroethylenes (PTFE) such as PTFE E202 (Econol) and PTFE G602 (Flex-O-Form), PTFE V045 and PTFE V037 as well as polyethylene (PE) and Polyamide (PA).
Upon checking the ingredients at the back of the bottle, it was revealed that the juice contained preservatives E202, E211 and E224 and colour E160 therefore contradicting the claim of "100% pure juice".
Craig Morris, USDA-ARS Wheat Genetics, Quality Physiology and Disease Research, Room E202, Food Science Building, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164; phone: 509-335-4062; fax: 509-335-8573; email: morrisc@wsu.
E202 Potassium sorbate A synthetic anti-bacterial and anti-fungal preservative used in salad and seafood dressings, ready-made cakes, frozen pizzas and margarine.