Sorbic Acid is one of the popular food additives and ingredients in most countries, As a professional Sorbic Acid supplier and manufacturer, Foodchem International Corporation has been supplying and exporting Sorbic Acid from China for almost 15 years, please be assured to buy Sorbic Acid at Foodchem. Any inquiries and problems please feel free to send emails to us via, we will reply you within 1 working day.

Sorbic Acid

  • Type
  • Brand Foodchem
  • E No. E200
  • CAS No. 110-44-1
  • Qty in 20' FCL 19MT
  • Min. Order 500KG
  • Packaging 25kg/bag


Sorbic Acid, or 2,4-hexadecenoic acid, is a natural organic compound used as a food preservative. The chemical formula is C6H8O2. It is a colorless solid that is slightly soluble in water and sublimes readily. It was first isolated from the unripe berries of the rowan tree (Sorbus aucuparia), hence its name.

As colorless acicular crystal or white crystalline powder, Sorbic Acid is soluble in water and can be used as preservatives. Sorbic Acid can be widely used as a food ingredient or food additive in our daily life. Sorbic Acid is mainly used in food, beverages, tobacco, pesticides, cosmetics, and other industries. As an unsaturated acid, it also can be used in resins, spices and rubber industry.

  1. Widely used in food, beverage, pickles, tobacco, medicine, cosmetics, agricultural products, and other industries. Also used in preservatives, fungicides, insecticide preparation and synthetic rubber industry. Inhibitors of mold and yeast. Food antifungal agent. Dry oil denaturant. Fungicide.
  2. Sorbic acid and potassium sorbate are the most widely used preservatives in the world. They have high antibacterial properties, inhibit the growth and reproduction of molds, inhibit the growth of microorganisms and prevent corrosion by inhibiting the dehydrogenase system in microorganisms. It has an inhibitory effect on mold, yeast and many good bacteria, but it is almost ineffective against anaerobic spore-forming bacteria and Lactobacillus acidophilus. It is widely used in the preservation of foods such as cheese, yogurt and other cheese products, bread snack products, beverages, juices, jams, pickles, and fish products.

① The amount of plastic bottled concentrated fruit and vegetable juice should not exceed 2g/kg;

② in soy sauce, vinegar, jam, hydrogenated vegetable oil, soft candy, dried fish products, ready-to-eat soy products, pastry filling, bread, cake, moon cake, the maximum use amount of 1.0g / kg;

③ The maximum use amount of wine and fruit wine is 0.8g/kg;

④ The maximum use amount of collagen gavage, low-salt pickles, sauces, candied fruit, juice (flavor) type drinks, and jelly is 0.5g/kg;

⑤ The maximum use amount of fruit and vegetable fresh-keeping and carbonated beverages is 0.2g/kg;

⑥ In the food industry can be used in meat, fish, eggs, poultry products, the maximum use of 0.075g / kg.Used in detergents, cosmetics, feed, medicine, etc.

3.Used in detergents, cosmetics, feed, medicine, etc.


Appearance White crystalline powder
Identification Conforms
Heat Stability Not change in color after heating for 90 minutes at 105℃
Odor Slight characteristic odor
Purity 99.0-101.0%
Water =<0.5%
Melting Range (℃) 132-135
Residue on Ignition =<0.2%
Aldehydes (as Formaldehyde) 0.1% Max
Lead (Pb) =<5 mg/kg
Arsenic (As) =<2 mg/kg
Mercury (Hg) =<1 mg/kg
Heavy Metals (as Pb) =<10 mg/kg



1, What kinds of certificates can you offer?

Foodchem is an ISO2008 9001 certified company, as for Sorbic Acid, we can offer HAPPC, KOSHER, HALAL Certificates, ect.

2, Is Foodchem a manufacturer or just a trading company?

Foodchem is both manufacturer and trading company, we are Sorbic Acid distributor, at the same time, we are manufacturer of other products.

3, What is the Min Order Quantity of Sorbic Acid?

Different products have different MOQ, for Sorbic Acid, the MOQ is 500kg.

4, What is the price of Sorbic Acid?

Foodchem is a famous supplier and manufacturer of Sorbic Acid in China, and has been corporate with many Sorbic Acid suppliers for several years, we can provide you with cost-effective Sorbic Acid.

5, How long shall we wait for your reply?

We can guarantee to reply your inquiries of Sorbic Acid in less than 24 hours in working days.

6, What kinds of transportation types can you provide?

Our main transportation methods include air transportation, land transportation and water transportation.

7, What kinds of payment terms can you accept?

The most commonly used payment terms are T/T, L/C, D/P, D/A, etc.

8, How long will I receive my good?

Foodchem has its own EDC warehouse in Shanghai, when your purchase order has been confirmed, inventory products will deliver within 1 week, other products delivery in 2 weeks.

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