Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Preservatives to Extend the Use of Dimethyl Dicarbonate in Certain Alcoholic Beverages - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0170 [2021-07-27]
Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of dimethyl dicarbonate (DMDC) as a preservative in fruit wine, cider, and perry (a product of the alcoholic fermentation of pear juice).
DMDC is already permitted for use as a preservative in unstandardized water-based non-alcoholic beverages and wine.
The results of the premarket assessment support the safety of DMDC for its requested use in these beverages. Consequently, Health Canada has enabled the use of DMDC described in the information document below by modifying Part 3 of the List of Permitted Preservatives, effective July 27, 2021.
The purpose of this communication is to publically announce the Department's decision in this regard and to provide the appropriate contact information for inquiries or for those wishing to submit new scientific information relevant to the safety of this food additive.
To obtain an electronic copy of the Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Preservatives to Extend the Use of Dimethyl Dicarbonate in Certain Alcoholic Beverages - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0170, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words "hpfb BCS nom-adm-0170-eng" in the subject line of your e-mail.
Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing new scientific information on the safety in use of any permitted food additive, including dimethyl dicarbonate. Anyone wishing to submit new scientific information on the use of this additive or to submit any inquiries on this modification may do so in writing, by regular mail or electronically. If you wish to contact the Food Directorate electronically, please use the words "Dimethyl dicarbonate (NOM-0170)" in the subject line of your e-mail.
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