Update to the List of Permitted Preservatives to Enable the Use of Carnobacterium divergens M35 as an Antimicrobial Preservative in Sliced Ready-to-Eat Cold-Smoked Salmon and Trout - Document Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0079
Health Canada received a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of a live culture preparation of the bacterium Carnobacterium divergens M35 to limit or inhibit the growth of the foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes on sliced ready-to-eat cold-smoked salmon and sliced ready-to-eat cold-smoked trout.
The results of Health Canada's evaluation of available scientific data support the safety and efficacy of C. divergens M35 when used as requested by the petitioner.
Health Canada published a proposal on June 7, 2016, which was open for public comment for 75 days. Health Canada received one comment in response to the proposal but no new scientific information was submitted that changed the outcome of the safety evaluation. Since the conclusion of the evaluation remains as described in the proposal, Health Canada has modified the List of Permitted Preservatives, effective October 13, 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 Preservatives to Enable the Use of Carnobacterium divergens M35 as an Antimicrobial Preservative in Sliced Ready-to-Eat Cold-Smoked Salmon and Sliced Ready-to-Eat Cold-Smoked Trout - Document Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0079, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading "hpfb BCS nom-adm-0079-eng".
Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing any new scientific information on the safety in use of any food additive, including Carnobacterium divergens M35. 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 word "Carnobacterium divergens M35" in the subject line of your e-mail.
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