Sharjah Chemicals is leading Supplier and Manufacturer of SODIUM PROPIONATE in Sharjah UAE, Al Qusais, Deira, Saif Zone, Fujairah,Dubai, Abudhabi, Ajman, Diera, UAE Middle East, Al Quoz, Jebel Ali, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, Masafi, Khor Fakkan, Al Hayl, Al Ain, Ras Al Khor Industrial Area, Al khubaisi, Umm Ramool Industrial Area, Al Qusais Industrial Area,  Jebel Ali.

Product Information:
Sodium propionate or sodium propionate, the sodium salt of propanoic acid that can be used as a preservative in food with the European food additive number E281. The common use for this ingredient is as a mold inhibitor in baked goods as they’re easily contaminated with the moisture in the air during cooling, slicing and packaging after the baking process. Sodium propionate is a common food additive that is industrially manufactured but also occurs in nature. Since it is toxic to mold and some species of bacteria, it is an especially effective additive in baked goods or other products that are susceptible to spoilage. It is a safe compound when encountered at the low levels found in food.

Product Application:
Chemically synthesized sodium propionate is most commonly used as a preservative in the food industry. It prevents the growth of mold and some bacteria, thereby prolonging the shelf life of packaged baked goods. According to the Code of Federal Regulations, sodium propionate is generally recognized as safe when used as a food additive. It is also used to prevent mold growth in packaged and processed cheese products. In addition, ammonium propionate is used as an additive in animal feed to prevent overgrowth of unwanted bacteria in the stomachs of livestock.
Sodium propanoate is primarily used in baked goods to extend the shelf life and can also be used in the following foods in to inhibit the growth of mold and other microbes Nonalcoholic beverages

  • Cheeses
  • Confections and frostings
  • Gelatins, puddings, and fillings
  • Jams and jellies
  • Meat products
  • Soft candy

The common use of sodium propionate is in bread and the recommended usage is 0.2-0.5% of flour weight for standard bakery recipes.
Sodium propionate can also slow or prevent the growth of the bacterium Listeria, a common contaminant in packaged cheeses and lunch meats, according to an article published in the October 2007 issue of the “Journal of Food Protection.” The use of sodium propionate as a food additive is ideal because its effective concentrations are low enough that you can’t taste it in products.

Product Dose:

Recommended Dosage is as follows:

(A) BREADS: Around 0.3% – 0.4% on Flour Weight


a. Cheese Cake 0.3% on Flour Weight

b. Chocolate Cake 0.4% on Flour Weight

c. Fruit Cake 0.4% – 0.5% on Flour Weight

d. Pound Cake 0.5% on Flour Weight

e. Sponge Cake 0.5% on Flour Weight

(C) PIZZA SHELLS / CRUSTS: Around 0.4% on Flour Weight.

(D) CHEESE: Dosage is around 0.4% – 0.5% on Finished product.

Product Note:

  • It has been approved as a safe ingredient by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), as well as Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA).
  • According to the Material Safety Data Sheet for sodium propionate,  the pure chemical can irritate the skin if handled. However, since the general public would not come in contact with sodium propionate in its pure form, it does not likely present a risk. The risks of consuming sodium propionate are slight if you compare it to the possibility of consuming products that have mold or bacterial contamination. If you are worried about consuming sodium propionate, buy fresh bread or bake your own.

Product Technical Specification:

Appearance Transparent crystals
Odor faint acetic-butyric odor
Melting point 289 °C (552 °F; 562 K)
Solubility in water 1 g/mL
Solubility Ethanol (1 g/24 mL)


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