E202 is a food additive
approved by the European Union (EU) and used as an antifungal and antibacterial
synthetic preservative in food and
E202 is also known by the common name potassium
sorbate, and by the
chemical name potassium (E,E)-hexa-2,4-dienoate.
This preservative is made by reacting Sorbic acid with potassium hydroxide.
It is therefore the potassium salt of Sorbic acid. It
acts to inhibit moulds and yeasts in food and drinks such as cheese,
meat, yogurt and wine. Our search didn't reveal any adverse effects
reported due to use of E202.
Examples of food/drink products that may include E202:
Salad and seafood dressings, dessert sauces, fermented milks, frozen
pizzas, glacé cherries, fruit salads, jams and preservatives.