Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Colouring Agents to Identify Synthetic Colours
Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Colouring Agents to Identify Synthetic Colours - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0108
Health Canada may identify the need to make minor changes to the Lists of Permitted Food Additives as a consequence of amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations (Regulations). These changes do not affect the permitted uses of these food additives.
As a consequence of regulatory amendments related to food colours (see Canada Gazette Part II, SOR/2016-305; December 14, 2016), Health Canada has modified the List of Permitted Colouring Agents by identifying synthetic colours using asterisks. To facilitate compliance with section B.06.061 of the Regulations, which relates to the lake of any water soluble synthetic food colour, Health Canada has also identified the permitted food colours that are water soluble synthetic colours.
The Department has thus updated the List of Permitted Colouring Agents, effective October 26, 2017.
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 this modification.
- To obtain an electronic copy of the Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Colouring Agents to Identify Synthetic Colours - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0108, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading "hpfb BCS nom-adm-0108-eng".
Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing any new scientific information on the safety in use of any food additive, including synthetic colours. Anyone wishing to submit new scientific information on the use of food additives 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 words "synthetic colours" in the subject line of your e-mail.
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