Dimethyl dicarbonate:IN 242

Origin:
Chemically synthesised.

Function & characteristics:
It is used as a preservative (cold-sterilisation) in drinks.

Products:
Soft drinks.

Acceptable Daily Intake:
None determined. DMDC decomposes when dissolved in the product.

Side effects:
None.

Dietary restrictions:
None – DMDC can be consumed by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.


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