Polyclar™ polyvinylpolypyrrolidone (PVPP) stabilizers are the highest quality clarification and stabilization products in the beer industry today, and as the first producer to market more than 50 years ago, the Polyclar brand remains the most proven and recognized brand globally. Safety, performance and ease of use are the Polyclar brand’s most important attributes, so each batch is manufactured under the most rigorous standards to meet compliance requirements set by regulatory and industry organizations around the world, including:
U.S. Food and Drug Administration Title 21 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations, Part 173.50, Secondary Direct Food Additives for Human Consumption – polyvinylpolypyrrolidone.
- European Union Commission Regulations (EC) No. 2624/94
- EU Directive 95/2/EC
- EU Regulation No. 1935/2004
- The 2010 Japanese Food Standards
- The German Purity Law – Reinheitsgebot
Polyclar brand PVPP beer stabilizer products are classified as process aids and, therefore, are label friendly.
Polyclar brand stabilizers are permitted for use in the European Community (EC), the United States, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, Switzerland and other countries with regulations covering the use of additives and process aids in wine making.
Polyclar brand stabilizers are permitted for use in wine stabilization throughout the EC, under Regulation Number 2253/88, 19 July 1988, amending Regulation Number 822/77; effective 1 September 1988.
Polyclar brand stabilizers comply with International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) regulations for wine. The current U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulation covering Polyclar brand stabilizers is found in Title 21 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations, Part 173.50, Secondary Direct Food Additives for Human Consumption – polyvinylpolypyrrolidone.
The current United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) ruling (found at 27 CFR 24.246), permits the use of Polyclar brand stabilizers as a clarifying and stabilizing agent in the cellar-treatment of wine.
Polyvinylpolypyrrolidone (PVPP) is permitted for use in beverages in all countries with regulations covering the use of additives and processing aids. Always seek guidance from your local regulatory authorities.