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Introduction

Sorbic acid can inhibit the activities of harmful microorganisms in the feed, prevent the feed from spoilage and prolong the storage time.

Goods Name: SORBIC ACID Quantity: 19000KGS
Batch No.: 20190405 Manufacturing Date:
Expiry Date:
APR.05,2019
APR.04,2021
Item FCC V STANDARD TEST RESULT
Identification Conform To Standard CONFORM TO STANDARD
Appearance White Crystal powder WHITE CRYSTAL POWDER
Assay 99.0 ~ 101.0% 99.43%
Melting Point 132℃-135℃ 133.7℃-134.1℃
Heavy Metals (as Pb) ≤ 10 Ppm Less than 10 PPM
Arsenic (as As) ≤ 3 Ppm Less than 3 PPM
Loss On Drying ≤ 0.5% 0.30%
Lead ≤ 2Ppm Less than 2 PPM
Mercury ≤ 1Ppm NONE
Aldehydes ≤ 0.1% <0.1%
Residue on Ignition ≤ 0.2% Less than 0.2%
Conclusion Conform to FCC V Standard

 

Functions and Applications

Sorbic acid, in its feed-grade form, serves various functions and has several applications in animal nutrition. Here are its functions and applications:

  1. Preservative: Sorbic acid is a potent antimicrobial agent that inhibits the growth of molds, yeasts, and certain bacteria in feed and feed ingredients. By preventing microbial spoilage, sorbic acid helps extend the shelf life of feed and maintains its nutritional quality, particularly in feed formulations containing high-moisture ingredients or those prone to spoilage during storage.

  2. Mold and Fungi Control: Sorbic acid effectively controls the growth of molds and fungi in feed and feed ingredients, reducing the risk of mycotoxin contamination and associated health risks in animals. This is particularly important in humid climates or when using feed ingredients with high moisture content, where mold growth is more prevalent.

  3. Improved Feed Quality: By preventing microbial spoilage and mycotoxin contamination, sorbic acid helps maintain the overall quality and safety of animal feed. This ensures that animals receive nutritionally balanced and uncontaminated feed, supporting their growth, health, and performance.

  4. Enhanced Feed Palatability: Sorbic acid may help improve feed palatability by preventing the development of off-flavors and odors caused by microbial growth in feed. Animals are more likely to consume palatable feed, leading to increased feed intake and improved feed conversion efficiency.

  5. Reduction of Feed Waste: With its preservative properties, sorbic acid helps reduce feed waste by preventing spoilage and extending the shelf life of feed. This is particularly beneficial in large-scale livestock operations where feed storage and management are critical for optimizing feed utilization and minimizing losses.

  6. Alternative to Chemical Preservatives: Sorbic acid offers a natural alternative to synthetic chemical preservatives commonly used in animal feed, such as ethoxyquin or propionic acid. As a naturally occurring compound, sorbic acid is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for use in animal feed and is well accepted by consumers seeking natural or organic feed options.

  7. Regulatory Compliance: Sorbic acid used in feed applications complies with regulatory standards and guidelines established by food and feed safety authorities. Its use in animal feed is regulated to ensure safe and effective use without compromising animal health or product quality.

  8. Application in Various Animal Feeds: Sorbic acid can be incorporated into various types of animal feeds, including poultry, swine, cattle, aquaculture, and pet feeds, to prevent microbial spoilage and maintain feed quality during storage and handling. Its versatility makes it suitable for use in different production systems and environments.

In summary, sorbic acid feed grade serves as an effective preservative in animal nutrition, helping prevent microbial spoilage, mold growth, and mycotoxin contamination in feed and feed ingredients. Its applications extend to various animal species and feed formulations, contributing to improved feed quality, palatability, and overall animal health and performance.

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