Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Colouring Agents to Extend the Use of Spirulina Extract to Certain Unstandardized Foods - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0160 [2021-02-08]
Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of Spirulina extract in various foods.
Spirulina extract is already permitted for use as a colouring agent in a variety of foods at a maximum level consistent with Good Manufacturing Practice. The results of the premarket assessment support the safety of Spirulina extract for the new uses of interest to the petitioner. Consequently, Health Canada has extended the use of Spirulina extract as described in the information document below by modifying the List of Permitted Colouring Agents, effective February 8, 2021.
The purpose of this communication is to publically announce the Department's decision in this regard and to provide the appropriate 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 theList of Permitted Colouring Agents to Extend the Use of Spirulina Extract to Certain Unstandardized Foods - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0160, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words "hpfb BCS nom-adm-0160-eng" in the subject line of your e-mail.
Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing new scientific information on the safety in use of any permitted food additive, including Spirulina extract. Anyone wishing to submit new scientific information on the use of this additive or to submit inquiries may do so in writing, by regular mail or electronically. If you wish to contact the Food Directorate electronically, please use the words "Spirulina extract (NOM-0160)" in the subject line of your e-mail.
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