Update to the List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing or Thickening Agents to Enable the Use of Polyglycerol Esters of Interesterified Castor Oil Fatty Acids - Document Reference number: NOM/ADM-0088

Background

Health Canada's Food Directorate a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of polyglycerol esters of interesterified castor oil fatty acids as an emulsifying agent in unstandardized chocolate confectionery.

Polyglycerol esters of interesterified castor oil fatty acids is already permitted for use in Canada as an emulsifying agent in standardized chocolate products, unstandardized chocolate flavoured confectionery coatings, and edible vegetable oil-based pan coating emulsions for use on baking pans.

The results of Health Canada's evaluation of available scientific data support the safety of polyglycerol esters of interesterified castor oil fatty acids when used as requested by the petitioner. Therefore, Health Canada is enabling the requested use of this additive by modifying the List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing or Thickening Agents, effective March 09, 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.

Information Document

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 Polyglycerol Esters of Interesterified Castor Oil Fatty Acids in Unstandardized Chocolate Confectionery - Document Reference number: NOM/ADM-0088, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to publications@hc-sc.gc.ca with the subject heading "hpfb BCS nom-adm-0088-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 polyglycerol esters of interesterified castor oil fatty acids. 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 "polyglycerol esters of interesterified castor oil fatty acids" in the subject line of your e-mail.

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