Update to the List of Permitted Sweeteners to Extend the Use of the Sweetener Sucralose to Protein Isolate and Nutritional Supplement and Uncooked Cornstarch-Based Snack Bars


Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a detailed safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of sucralose as a sweetener in snack bars composed primarily of protein isolate and uncooked cornstarch, and a separate submission seeking approval for its use in nutritional supplement bars.

Sucralose is already permitted for use in Canada as a sweetener in a variety of foods.

As no safety concerns were raised through Health Canada's assessment the Department has enabled the food additive use of sucralose described in the information document below by updating the List of Permitted Sweeteners, effective September 3.

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.

Information Document

To obtain an electronic copy of the Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Sweeteners to Extend the Use of the Sweetener Sucralose to Nutritional Supplement Bars and to Protein Isolate and Uncooked Cornstarch-Based Snack Bars - Document Reference number: NOM/ADM-0058, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to publications@hc-sc.gc.ca with the subject heading "hpfb BCS nom-adm-0058-eng".

Contact Information

Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing any new scientific information on the safety in use of any food additive, including sucralose. 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 "sucralose" in the subject line of your e-mail.

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