Nod for laxative chemical to be used in winemaking

Nod for laxative chemical to be used in winemaking

Winemakers will begin using a chemical additive that is also used in toothpaste and laxatives, after the Food Standards agency ruled it safe. The Australian reports that the Winemakers Federation of Australia has won approval to use sodium carboxymethyl cellulose — commonly known as cellulose gum, or food additive E466 — to prevent crystals and cloudiness in white and sparkling wines.

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