Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing or Thickening Agents to Enable the Use of Polysorbate 80 as an Emulsifying Agent in Wheat-Based Ready-to-Eat Cereals

Background Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of polysorbate 80 as an emulsifying agent in wheat-based ready-to-eat cereals.  Polysorbate 80 is already permitted for use in Canada...

Ethanol in non-alcoholic fermented beverages

Health Canada is providing information for consumers that fermented non-alcoholic beverages, such as kombucha, can contain low levels of ethanol. View original article here Source

Notice of Modification to Add Maximum Levels for Inorganic Arsenic in Polished (White) and Husked (Brown) Rice to Part 2 of the List of Contaminants and Other Adulterating Substances in Foods – Reference Number: NOM/ADM C-2020-1

Reference Number: NOM/ADM C-2020-1June 5, 2020 Background On June 14, 2019, Health Canada published a Proposal to Add Maximum Levels of Inorganic Arsenic in Polished (White) and Husked (Brown) Rice to the List of Contaminants and Other Adulterating Substances in...

Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Preservatives to Enable the Use of Benzoic Acid and its Salts in Oyster Flavoured Sauce – Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0147

Background On occasion, Health Canada may identify the need to make changes to the Lists of Permitted Food Additives in order to correct minor errors, to adjust wording in the interest of clarity, to ensure consistency in terminology, or to...

Lists of foods that have received temporary marketing authorization letters (TMALS)

The list of products that have received Temporary Marketing Authorization Letters has been updated with 12 products, and 5 Temporary Marketing Authorizations have been revoked, withdrawn or expired, as of March 31, 2020. View original article here Source

Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Food Enzymes to Enable the Use of Phospholipase from Aspergillus oryzae AT969 in Bread, Flour, Whole Wheat Flour and Unstandardized Bakery Products – Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0146

April 15, 2020Background Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of phospholipase from Aspergillus oryzae AT969 in bread, flour, whole wheat flour and unstandardized bakery products.  Phospholipase from...

Notice of Modification to the Lists of Permitted Food Additives to Extend the Use of Potassium Phosphate, dibasic, to the Same Foods and Levels of Use as Currently Permitted for Sodium Phosphate, dibasic – Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0145

Background Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval to extend the use of potassium phosphate, dibasic, to the same foods and same levels of use as is currently permitted for sodium...

Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Food Enzymes to Enable to Enable the Use of Aspergillus fijiensis as a Source Organism for Invertase – Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0144

Background Health Canada's Food Directorate completed an evaluation of available scientific and taxonomic data supporting the re-identification of the source organism name for invertase "Aspergillus japonicus" to "Aspergillus fijiensis" in the List of Permitted Food Enzymes. Invertase sourced from A....

Modification to the List of Permitted Colouring Agents to Enable the Use of Lycopene Extract from Tomato in Certain Non-Carbonated Sweetened Flavoured Water-Based Beverages with Vitamins and Minerals Nutrients Added and in Sports Drinks – Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0143

Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0143 Background Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of lycopene extract from tomato in certain non-carbonated sweetened flavoured water-based beverages to which vitamins and minerals...

Nutrition Science Advisory Committee (NSAC): Nomination call for members

Health Canada is establishing a new external Nutrition Science Advisory Committee (NSAC) to provide timely and independent scientific and technical advice related to nutrition, including current and emerging research within the field. View original article here Source
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