Descriptive Title: Notice of Health Canada’s Proposal to Add a Maximum Level for Inorganic Arsenic in Rice-based Foods Intended Specifically for Infants and Young Children – Reference Number: NOP/ADP C-2021-1

Health Canada has conducted a scientific assessment which supports the establishment of a maximum level (ML) for inorganic arsenic in rice-based foods intended specifically for infants and young children. As a result of this assessment, it is the intention of...

Notice of Intent to Issue Food Marketing Authorization – Marketing Authorization Amending Two Marketing Authorizations for Food Additives

Comments on the Minister of Health’s proposal to modify the two food additive Marketing Authorizations as described in this Notice of Intent can be provided during the next 30 calendar days ending May 14, 2021. View original article here Source

Notice of Modification to the Lists of Permitted Food Additives to Extend the Use of Certain Food Additives to Human Milk Fortifier – Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0164

Health Canada's Food Directorate completed safety assessments of carrageenan, gellan gum, lecithin, monoglycerides, potassium citrate, potassium hydroxide, and sodium citrate for use in human milk fortifier (HMF). The results of these assessments support the safety of these food additives for...

Notice of Health Canada’s Proposal to Update the Maximum Level for Total Arsenic in Fruit Juice and Fruit Nectar – Reference Number: NOP/ADP C-2021-2

Health Canada has conducted a scientific assessment which supports updating the maximum level (ML) for total arsenic in fruit juice and fruit nectar. Health Canada is proposing to lower the existing ML to values that are as low as reasonable...

Coming into Force: Human milk fortifiers regulations

Health Canada has amended the Food and Drug Regulations to establish a regulatory framework for the sale of human milk fortifiers (HMFs) in Canada. View original article here Source

Launch of consultation: Guidance pieces for the Novel Foods Regulation, focused on plant breeding

Health Canada has launched a consultation on new two new pieces of guidance for the Novel Foods Regulation, focused on plant breeding. This consultation will be open for 60 days, from March 25 to May 24, 2021. View original article...

What was heard: Consultation on interim order transition for tools to address drug and medical device shortages

Health Canada consulted with stakeholders about our transition approach to normalize shortage authorities and flexibilities related to shortages. The consultation has ended and this report is a summary of the responses we received. View original article here Source

Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted pH Adjusting Agents, Acid-Reacting Materials and Water Correcting Agents to Enable the Use of Hydrochloric Acid in Unstandardized Foods – Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0163

Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a detailed safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking the use of hydrochloric acid as a pH adjusting agent in specific unstandardized foods. Hydrochloric acid is already permitted for use as a pH adjusting...

Notice of Health Canada’s Proposal to Enable the Use of Modified Vinegar as a Preservative in Certain Meat and Pouy Products and Preparations – Reference Number: NOP/ADP-0036

Health Canada’s Food Directorate completed a detailed premarket safety assessment of modified vinegar for use as a preservative in the same meat and pouy products and preparations that are already permitted to be made with potassium acetate, potassium diacetate, sodium...

Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Food Additives with Other Accepted Uses to Enable the Use of Potassium Polyaspartate in Wine – Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0162

Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of potassium polyaspartate in wine. As no safety concerns were raised through Health Canada’s assessment, the Department has enabled the food...
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