Is Potassium Sorbate banned in the EU?

by | Jun 8, 2022

Dr. Nikolaos Tsirikos-Karapanos, PharmD, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon (00:09):

This is, this is about the call I had overseas. I have, I've heard that, um, companies are providing some information that is not correct. That that potassium sorbate cannot be used as preservative because it is banned in Europe.  Friends, at Metro Nutraceuticals, our last 24 hours to confirm what we knew that this is fake news. So I can verbally assure you right now that potassium sorbate is one of the best preservatives for food, including dietary supplements. And that's why we preserve the ZOI Global products with potassium sorbate. It is legit it is permitted by the FDA, and also it is permitted to be used as preservative in the European Union, by the EFSA.  EFSA is an acronym that stands for European Food Safety Authority and it is the equivalent of the United States Food and Drug Administration. So, um, because of the misinformation that is out there regarding potassium sorbate being lawfully used in the European Union as a preservative, and many, to my understanding, are using this fake news as an escape goat, uh, claiming that they cannot preserve their products.

Dr. Nikolaos Tsirikos-Karapanos, PharmD, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon (02:06):

That's not true. So for this reason, um, you will see within the weekend, I believe or latest on Monday in the QA session or, uh, part of the ZOI Global site, a very detailed analysis regarding potassium sorbate along with original documents, the document that was issued by the EFSA on March, 2019. And it is in effect right now, and because of the fake news out there we will provide also couple of sites and PDF documents saved from this site stating that potassium sorbate is banned. And again, this is again, one of these things that want to make, to make you laugh and cry at the same time. So we save the PDF from out of the sites and you read the headline and it is “WHY POTASSIUM SORBATE IS BANNED”. Okay, let's read why potassium sorbate is banned. And you read through this and it says that this preservative is banned by the owner of this site, because it violates their beliefs about potassium sorbate.

Dr. Nikolaos Tsirikos-Karapanos, PharmD, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon (03:42):

Do you understand the BS there? Let me make a translation. ZOI Global bans the use of Chrysler cars in the United States, because according to ZOI Global ethical standards, Chrysler cars, or Ford cars, or Mercedes cars, or Tesla cars, or Hyundai cars, or Volvo cars should not be in the streets because they are bad cars. All right. We will provide this information to you.  Friends, unfortunately in 2021 there are players in the zeolite space that behave like that. It's sad and amusing at the same time. It's, it's crazy. NOT ZOI Global.  NOT METRON NUTRACEUTICALS.  NOT YOU! You have good quality products in your hands. Scientifically sound, uh, tested to standards that this industry has never seen before. And you have an opportunity to expand the message of ZOI Gl0bal to the fullest extent. 

Thank you for your time.