Health Canada’s Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of tocopherols in dehydrated fish broth and dehydrated mollusc broth.
The use of tocopherols as an antioxidant is already permitted in Canada in several foods, including in frozen fish fillets and frozen prepared fish fillets.
The results of the premarket assessment support the safety of tocopherols for its requested uses. Consequently, Health Canada has enabled the use of tocopherols described in the information document below by modifying Part 4 of the List of Permitted Preservatives, effective August 8, 2019.
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 Preservatives to Enable the Use of Tocopherols in Dehydrated Fish Broth and Dehydrated Mollusc Broth – Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0136, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words “hpfb BCS nom-adm-0136-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 tocopherols. 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 “Tocopherols in Fish and Mollusc Broths (NOM-0136)” in the subject line of your e-mail.
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