Lactic Acid

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ETH Zurich creates alternative method for lactic acid

Demand for PLA degradable plastic to reach one megaton per year by 2020

By Jenny Eagle

Researchers at ETH Zurich, an international university for technology and the natural sciences, have come up an alternative method to produce lactic acid, as demand for biodegradable plastic packaging from PLA (polylactic acid) grows.

EFSA backs use of lactic acid as beef decontaminant

EFSA backs use of lactic acid as beef decontaminant

By Rory Harrington

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has backed lactic acid as a decontaminant in beef processing and said there were no safety concerns as long as its use complied with current food additive regulations.

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