Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Sweeteners to Enable the Use of Steviol Glycosides as a Sweetener in Nutritional Supplement Bars - Document Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0078
Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a detailed safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of steviol glycosides as a sweetener in nutritional supplement bars.
Currently, steviol glycosides are permitted for use as sweeteners in various foods in Canada, including meal replacement bars.
As no safety concerns were raised through Health Canada's assessment the Department has enabled the food additive use of steviol glycosides as a sweetener described in the information document below by updating the List of Permitted Sweeteners, effective August 23, 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 Sweeteners to Enable the Use of Steviol Glycosides as a Sweetener in Nutritional Supplement Bars - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0078, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading "hpfb BCS nom-adm-0078-eng".
Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing any new scientific information on the safety in use of any food additive, including steviol glycosides. 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 "Steviol Glycosides in nutritional supplement bars" in the subject line of your e-mail.
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