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Sodium Lactate

Sodium lactate is used as preservative and pH regulator in food production, holding the formula NaC3H5O3 and the E-number E325.

It acts as an antioxidant, humectant, flavour enhancer, emulsifier, pH regulator and bulking agent. It is used widely across food and drink production, particularly in cooked meat products to enhance flavour, inhibit bacteria and extend shelf life. It is a colourless-to-yellowish solution with a mild salty taste.

At Rigest, we are leading suppliers of bulk sodium lactate, offering liquids in sizes ranging from 25L up to 1000L and bulk transfer with fast distribution across the UK.


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Rigest: leading UK suppliers & distributors of sodium lactate

Sodium lactate is the sodium salt of lactic acid. It is produced by fermentation of a sugar source, such as corn or beets, with the resulting lactic acid neutralised. Sodium lactate is a safe preservative with a high water-holding capacity and buffering properties; ideal for food and personal care uses.

We supply sodium lactate in 25L, 200L, 1000L and bulk containers to businesses across the UK. Get in touch with Rigest’s team of product experts to discuss your exact needs and requirements.

Sodium lactate’s uses: multifunctional, high-performance food additive

Sodium lactate is a preservative, pH regulator, emulsifier, antioxidant, humectant, bulking agent and flavour enhancer. This makes it suitable for use in the production of a wide variety of products, covering food, beverage, healthcare and animal feeds, in particular in cooked meats. It can increase shelf life and prevent water separation.

Despite its name, sodium lactate is not chemically similar to lactose, and so doesn’t pose an issue to those with related intolerances.

An effective buffering agent, humectant and with good resistance to temperature, sodium lactate also holds application in personal care and cosmetics formulations, including shampoos, liquid soaps and skin care products. It also has some specific healthcare and pharmaceutical applications.

Looking to buy bulk sodium lactate?

Since 1993, Rigest has been helping companies to meet their varied chemical ingredients requirements. We work with some of the largest producers and manufacturers in the food, beverage, healthcare, sports foods and animal feed industries.

We supply quality sodium lactate in wholesale sizes to meet any need — including 25L, 50L, 1000L and bulk transfer — with speedy, on-time UK-wide distribution guaranteed by our dedicated delivery fleet.

To discuss your needs and request a sodium lactate MSDS, click the ‘Enquire now’ button. Alternatively, get in touch through our website contact page, by emailing or by phoning 01535 631 313.

Colourless to yellowish solution
Sodium Lactate holds a mild salty taste

Available in the following sizes.

25L Drum

200L Drum

1000L Container

Bulk Transfer

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