Erythritol enabled in food thickener products - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0111
Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Sweeteners to Enable the Use of Erythritol in Food Thickener Products - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0111
Health Canada's Food Directorate received a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of erythritol in food thickener products at a level of 2.0%.
Erythritol is already a permitted food additive in Canada. The Food Directorate determined that information related to the safety of erythritol supports extending its use to food thickener products at a level of 2.0%. Therefore, the Department has enabled the use of erythritol as described in the information document below by modifying the List of Permitted Sweeteners, effective March 13, 2018.
The purpose of this communication is to publically announce the Food Directorate's decision in this regard and to provide contact information for inquiries or for those wishing to submit 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 Sweeteners to Enable the Use of Erythritol in Food Thickener Products - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0111, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading "hpfb BCS nom-adm-0111-eng".
Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing any new scientific information on the safety in use of any food additive, including erythritol. Anyone wishing to submit new scientific information on the use of this additive or to submit any inquiries may do so in writing, by regular mail or electronically. If you wish to contact the Food Directorate electronically, please use the word "Erythritol (NOM-0111)" in the subject line of your e-mail.
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