Sorbic International Plc is a United Kingdom-based company engaged in the production and sale of food preservatives, Sorbic Acid and Potassium Sorbate in the People's Republic of China (PRC). The Company operates three segments: Sorbic acid, Potassium sorbate and Head office and other adjustments. Sorbic Acid is used in all kinds of foods for its anti-decomposition and anti-fungus function and also in grains, medicines, cosmetics, toothpaste, tobacco, animal feed, latex, paper-manufacturing and pesticides. Potassium Sorbate is used to inhibit moulds and yeasts in many foods, such as cheese, wine, yogurt, dried meat, baked goods, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Head office and other adjustments include a measure of assets and liabilities not included in the other segments. The Company's subsidiaries include Honour Field International Limited, Linyi Van Science and Technique Co., Ltd and Inner Mongolia Van Science and Technique Company Limited.