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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. 483

 
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Food Contact Substance:  Dimethyl dicarbonate (DMDC)
 
Notifier:  Lanxess Corporation
 
Manufacturer:  Lanxess Corporation
 
Intended Use:  As a microbial control agent in carbonated beverages containing up to and including 100 percent juice and flavored water beverages (carbonated and non-carbonated) that contain low levels of juice or artificial or natural flavors.
 
Effective Date:  04/05/2005
 
Limitations/Specifications:  For use only at levels not to exceed 250 ppm of DMDC. 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 the FCS.
 
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site
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