Potassium Sorbate Profile
Baker, Brian P.; Grant, Jennifer A.
Potassium sorbate is a food preservative that has fungicidal and other antimicrobial properties. It is also an ingredient in insect repellents, and it is often used as to prevent the degradation of other active ingredients. Formed as the potassium salt of sorbic acid, which occurs naturally in foods, potassium sorbate inhibits bacterial and fungal growth through biocidal modes of action.
NYS IPM Type: Minimum Risk Pesticide
New York State IPM Program
Community IPM; Integrated Pest Management; Minimum Risk Pesticides; antimicrobial; bacteristat; fungicide