Update to the List of Permitted Food Additives with Other Generally Accepted Uses to Enable the Use of Sodium Hydrogen Malate as a Coating for Unstandardized Flavouring Preparations - Document Reference Number : NOM/ADM-0075
Health Canada received a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of sodium hydrogen malate in an unstandardized flavouring preparation to be used in chewing gum, dry beverage mixes, unstandardized confectionery and gelatin dessert powders. The technical function of the sodium hydrogen malate is as a coating agent for the flavouring substance.
The results of Health Canada’s evaluation of available scientific data support the safety and efficacy of sodium hydrogen malate when used as requested by the petitioner. Since this is a food additive that was not previously permitted for use in Canada, Health Canada published a Notice of Proposal to Enable the Use of a New Food Additive, Sodium Hydrogen Malate, as a Coating for Unstandardized Flavouring Preparations Used in Chewing Gum, Dry Beverage Mixes, Gelatin Dessert Powders and Unstandardized Confectionery - Reference Number: NOP/AVP-0013 on March 4, 2016, requesting comments. No new scientific information was submitted to the Department as a result of this publication. Since the conclusions of the evaluation remain as described in the publication, Health Canada has modified the List of Permitted Food Additives with Other Generally Accepted Uses, effective July 7th 2016.
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 Food Additives with Other Generally Accepted Uses to Enable the Use of Sodium Hydrogen Malate as a Coating for Unstandardized Flavouring Preparations Used in Chewing Gum, Dry Beverage Mixes, Gelatin Dessert Powders and Unstandardized Confectionery - Document Reference number: NOM/ADM-0075, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading "hpfb BCS nom-adm-0075-eng".
Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing any new scientific information on the safety in use of any food additive, including sodium hydrogen malate. Anyone wishing to submit new scientific information on the use of this food 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 “sodium hydrogen malate" in the subject line of your e-mail.
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