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 phosphate, dibasic, in the List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing or Thickening Agents, the List of Permitted Food Additives with Other Accepted Uses, the List of Permitted pH Adjusting, Agents, Acid-Reacting Materials and Water Correcting Agents, and the List of Permitted Sequestering Agents

Potassium phosphate, dibasic, is already permitted for use in Canada as a food additive in various standardized and unstandardized foods.

The results of the premarket assessment support the safety of potassium phosphate, dibasic, for its requested uses. Consequently, Health Canada has enabled the use of potassium phosphate, dibasic, described in the information document below by modifying the List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing or Thickening Agents, the List of Permitted Food Additives with Other Accepted Uses, the List of Permitted pH Adjusting Agents, Acid-Reacting Materials and Water Correcting Agents, and the List of Permitted Sequestering Agents, effective April 8, 2020.

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.

Information Document

To obtain an electronic copy of the Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing or Thickening Agents, the List of Permitted Food Additives with Other Accepted Uses, the List of Permitted pH Adjusting, Agents, Acid-Reacting Materials and Water Correcting Agents, and the List of Permitted Sequestering Agents to Extend the Use of Potassium Phosphate, dibasic to the Same Foods and Levels of Use as Permitted for Sodium Phosphate, dibasic – Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0145, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to hc.publications-publications.sc@canada.ca with the words “hpfb BCS nom-adm-0145-eng” in the subject line of your e-mail.

Contact Information

Health Canada’s Food Directorate is committed to reviewing any new scientific information on the safety in use of any permitted food additive, including potassium phosphate, dibasic. 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 “Potassium phosphate, dibasic (NOM-0145)” in the subject line of your e-mail.

Bureau of Chemical Safety, Food Directorate
251 Sir Frederick Banting Driveway
Tunney’s Pasture, PL: 2202C
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0L2
E-mail: hc.bcs-bipc.sc@canada.ca

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