Lactic acid

E Number E270
Name Lactic acid
Class Others
Groups Group I
Additional details Preservative, antimicrobials
Origin Natural or synthetic
Common sources lactose extraction from milk
Common applications Beers, wines, cheese, yogurts, cookies, sauces, olives, charcuterie, potato derived products, anti-aging products (creams) and detergents
Observations No adverse effects were observed
Evaluation Innocuous

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Conditions of use in food categories

Category Number Category Name Maximum Level (mg/l or mg/kg as appropriate) Details Restrictions/exceptions
01.7.1 Unripened cheese excluding products falling in category 16quantum satisonly mozzarella
01.7.4 Whey cheesequantum satis 
02.1 Fats and oils essentially free from water (excluding anhydrous milkfat)quantum satisonly cooking and/or frying purposes or the preparation of gravy
04.2.3 Canned or bottled fruit and vegetablesquantum satis Extra jam and extra jelly as defined by Directive 2001/113/ECquantum satis Jam, jellies and marmalades and sweetened chestnut puree as defined by Directive 2001/113/ECquantum satis Other similar fruit or vegetable spreadsquantum satis 
06.4.1 Fresh pastaquantum satis 
06.4.3 Fresh pre-cooked pastaquantum satis 
07.1.1 Bread prepared solely with the following ingredients: wheat flour, water, yeast or leaven, saltquantum satis 
07.1.2 Pain courant français; Friss búzakenyér, fehér és félbarna kenyerekquantum satisonly Friss búzakenyér, fehér és félbarna kenyerek
13.1.1 Infant formulae as defined by Commission Directive 2006/141/EC (18)quantum satisonly L(+)-form
13.1.2 Follow-on formulae as defined by Directive 2006/141/ECquantum satisonly L(+)-form
13.1.3 Processed cereal-based foods and baby foods for infants and young children as defined by Commission Directive 2006/125/EC (19)quantum satisonly processed cereal-based foods and baby foods, only for pH adjustment, L(+)-form only
13.1.4 Other foods for young childrenquantum satisonly L(+)-form
14.1.3 Fruit nectars as defined by Directive 2001/112/EC and vegetable nectars and similar products5 000 
14.2.1 Beer and malt beveragesquantum satis