Technical Notification on Health Canada's Proposal to Enable the Use of Dimethyl Dicarbonate as a Preservative in Wine and in Unstandardized Water-Based Non-alcoholic Beverages

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 The online consultation is now closed.

As a result of this process, a modification was made to the List of Permitted Preservatives to enable the use of dimethyl dicarbonate as a preservative in wine and in unstandardized water-based non-alcoholic beverages on May 22, 2013. The proposed use of this food additive in Canada as described is now enabled.

For more information on this initiative, please contact the Bureau of Chemical Safety's Chemical Health Hazard Assessment Division at bcs-bipc@hc-sc.gc.ca.

Health Canada's Food Directorate has recently completed a detailed safety assessment of the food additive dimethyl dicarbonate for use as a preservative in wine and in unstandardized water-based non-alcoholic beverages.

Since no safety concerns have been raised through this assessment, the department is proposing to enable the use of this food additive as described in the information document below. The purpose of this communication is to seek comments on this proposed action.

How to get Involved

This consultation is open for comment starting October 25, 2012 until December 23, 2012 (60 calendar days). Comments on this proposal may be submitted in writing, by regular mail or electronically. If you are submitting your comments electronically, please use the words "dimethyl dicarbonate" in the subject line of your e-mail.

Bureau of Chemical Safety
251 Sir Frederick Banting Driveway
Tunney's Pasture, PL: 2203B
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0L2

E-mail address: bcs-bipc@hc-sc.gc.ca

Comments must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST, December 23, 2012.

Information Document

Supporting Information

For more information on this initiative, please contact the Bureau of Chemical Safety at bcs-bipc@hc-sc.gc.ca, using the words "dimethyl dicarbonate" in the subject box of your e-mail.

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