Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing or Thickening Agents to Enable the Use of Polysorbate 60 as an Emulsifier in Canned Coconut Milk
Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0101
Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a detailed safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of polysorbate 60 (polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monostearate) as an emulsifier in canned coconut milk.
Polysorbate 60 is already permitted for use in Canada as an emulsifier in assorted unstandardized foods.
As no safety concerns were raised through Health Canada’s assessment the Department has enabled the food additive use of polysorbate 60 described in the information document below by updating the List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing or Thickening Agents, effective August 14, 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 the safety of this food additive.
To obtain an electronic copy of the Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing or Thickening Agents to Enable the Use of Polysorbate 60 as an Emulsifier in Canned Coconut Milk – Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0101, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading "hpfb BCS nom-adm-0101-eng".
Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing any new scientific information on the safety in use of any food additive, including polysorbate 60. 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 words "Polysorbate 60" in the subject line of your e-mail.
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