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March 21, 2014


IN THIS ISSUE

Greetings! We hope you had a delightful and rich week! This week's top stories include information about a recently approved brewing adjunct, TTB.gov/ tutorials and job aids, and a list of the past week's most popular Beer pages at TTB.gov/.

RECENTLY APPROVED BREWING ADJUNCT

We recently added dimethyl dicarbonate (DMDC) to the list of processing aids approved for use in the production of beer and cereal beverages (as defined in 27 CFR Part 25) for sale to consumers. The use of DMDC is appropriate for use in beer (and cereal beverages).  DMDC is used or intended for use as a microbial control agent under normal circumstances of bottling, canning, or other forms of final packaging, where the viable microbial load has been reduced to 500 microorganisms per milliliter or less by current good manufacturing practices, such as heat treatment, filtration, or other technologies prior to the use of DMDC.

We also note that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved DMDC for use in wine and non-alcohol beverages at 21 CFR 172.133.

Brewers may use DMDC in beer (or cereal beverages) when the conditions prescribed by the FDA at 21 CFR 172.133 are met and when a cumulative amount does not exceed 200 parts per million (ppm).

TTB.gov/ TUTORIALS AND JOB AIDS

We know our online resources can help you best if you know how to use them. That's why we've provided numerous tutorials and job aids that will show you how to get the most out of these applications, and access TTB's plentiful information and services

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