Call for data: Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in various food commodities

Health Canada released a request for scientific data and information on Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in various food commodities in Canada. This information will support a risk analysis intended to better characterize the risk associated with STEC foodborne illnesses...

Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Sweeteners to Enable the Use of Steviol Glycosides from Yarrowia lipolytica VRM in a Variety of Foods

Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a detailed safety assessment of steviol glycosides from Yarrowia lipolytica VRM. This request was for the same foods where steviol glycosides from other sources is already permitted in Canada and at the same maximum levels...

Notice of Modification to the Lists of Permitted Food Additives to Extend the Use of Three Food Additives to Certain Plant Protein Isolate-based Products – Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0168

Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of of each of three food additive submissions, seeking approval for the use of gellan gum, nisin and transglutaminase from Streptoverticillium mobaraense S-8112 in certain plant protein isolate-based products that resemble...

Notice of Intent- Marketing Authorization to permit increased vitamin D levels in milks and margarine

Health Canada has published a Notice of Intent to inform Canadians of the Minister of Health's intention to publish a Marketing Authorization to permit increased vitamin D levels in cow's milk, goat's milk and margarine. View original article here Source

Food and nutrition highlights 2020: Helping you maintain and improve your health

Learn about what Health Canada is doing to make healthy eating the easier choice for Canadians, and to make food safe. View original article here Source

Consultation: Proposed regulations for supplemented foods

Health Canada is seeking feedback on its regulatory proposal for supplemented foods between June 26 and August 25, 2021. View original article here Source

Health Canada proposed updates to the Table of reference amounts for food

Health Canada is proposing amendments to the Table of reference amounts for food based on new consumption data and market trends as well as to address identified gaps. These proposals are consistent with efforts to modernize the Food and Drug...

Health Canada proposed updates to the Table of daily values

Health Canada is proposing amendments to the potassium and sodium values for specific age groups in the Table of Daily Values based on the updated 2019 Dietary Reference Intakes for sodium and potassium. View original article here Source

Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Firming Agents to Enable the Use of Potassium Aluminum Sulphate in Salted Jellyfish – Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0167

Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of potassium aluminum sulphate in salted jellyfish. The results of the premarket assessment support the safety of potassium aluminum sulphate for...

Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Food Additives with Other Accepted Uses to Extend the Use of Sodium Phosphate, Tribasic To Certain Frozen Products – Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0166

Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of sodium phosphate, tribasic, to reduce processing losses and thaw drip in frozen shrimp and frozen cooked shrimp. View original article...
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