SARG – Sorbic Acid BPD Registration Group

The Sorbic Acid BPD Registration Group – SARG is a registration group made of producers and users of sorbic acid and potassium sorbate as an in-can preservative – Product Type 6 – as defined in the Biocidal Products Regulation (EU) 528/2012 (BPR). The objective of the Registration Group is to support the approval of sorbic acid/potassium sorbate as an active substance under the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) (EU/528/2012) and Regulation (EU) 1062/2014 on the review programme.


Sorbic acid, or 2,4-hexadienoic acid, is a white crystalline powder or granule form. It is a natural organic compound used mainly as a food preservative.


Sorbic acid and its mineral salts, such as potassium sorbate, are antimicrobial agents characterised by their broad effectiveness to inhibit moulds, yeast, and many bacteria. As a preservative, it is added to foods, pharmaceuticals, personal care products, cosmetics and other industrial products to reduce spoilage that air, fungi, bacteria, or yeast can cause.


C. Madl (Wacker Chemie)


Core substances with continual ongoing work: Sorbic Acid, Potassium Sorbate


6 Members:
BlueStar Silicones France SAS (FR), Celanese Germany GmbH (DE), Dow Corning (BE), Momentive Performance Materials GmbH (NL), Shin-Etsu Silicones Europe BV (NL), Wacker Chemie AG (DE)


Biocides legislation (BPD/BPR), risk assessment, data-sharing and compensation, classification and labelling Issues


Sector Group Manager

Agnieszka Bielach


Yuhua Wu