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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Inventory of Effective Food Contact Substance (FCS) Notifications

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FCN No. 35

 
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Food Contact Substance:  Dimethyl dicarbonate
 
Notifier:  LANXESS Corporation
 
Manufacturer:  LANXESS Corporation
 
Intended Use:  As a microbial control agent in non-carbonated juice beverages containing up to and including 100 percent juice.
 
Effective Date:  06/09/2000
 
Limitations/Specifications:  No more than 250 ppm of DMDC may be added to non-carbonated juice beverages containing up to and including 100 percent juice. The DMDC complies with the requirements listed in 21 CFR 172.133(a) and (c). The beverages must be produced under good manufacturing conditions and their microbial load must first be reduced by current technologies such as heat treatment, filtration, etc., prior to the addition of DMDC.
 
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site
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