Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0143
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 nutrients have been added and in sports drinks.
Lycopene extract from tomato is already permitted for use in Canada as a food colouring agent in a variety of foods, including certain beverages.
The results of the premarket assessment support the safety of lycopene extract from tomato for its requested uses. Consequently, Health Canada has enabled the use of lycopene extract from tomato described in the information document below by modifying the List of Permitted Colouring Agents, effective March 12, 2022.
The purpose of this communication is to publically announce the Department’s decision in this regard and to provide the appropriate contact information for any inquiries or for those wishing to submit any new scientific information relevant to the safety of this food additive.
To obtain an electronic copy of the Notice of 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, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words “hpfb BCS nom-adm-0143-eng” in the subject line of your e-mail.
Health Canada’s Food Directorate is committed to reviewing any new scientific information on the safety in use of any permitted food additive, including lycopene extract from tomato. Anyone wishing to submit new scientific information on the use of this additive or to submit any inquiries on this modification may do so in writing, by regular mail or electronically. If you wish to contact the Food Directorate electronically, please use the words “Lycopene extract from tomato (NOM-0143)” in the subject line of your e-mail.
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