Notice of Modification to the Lists of Permitted Food Additives to Enable the Use of Sodium Hydroxide as a pH Adjusting Agent in Liquid Egg-White (Liquid Albumen) and Frozen Egg-White (Frozen Albumen)
Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a detailed safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of sodium hydroxide in liquid and frozen egg-white. Health Canada previously approved the use of this food additive in other food applications described in the List of Permitted pH Adjusting Agents, Acid-Reacting Materials and Water Correcting Agents.
As no safety concerns were raised through this assessment, and since this food additive is already approved for use in other foods in Canada, the Department is enabling its use as described in the information document below by updating the List of Permitted pH Adjusting Agents, Acid-Reacting Materials and Water Correcting Agents, effective July 2, 2013. 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 additive.
To obtain an electronic copy of the document Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted pH Adjusting Agents, Acid-Reacting Materials and Water Correcting Agents to Enable the Use of Sodium Hydroxide as a pH Adjusting Agent in Liquid Egg-White (Liquid Albumen) and Frozen Egg-White (Frozen Albumen) - Document Reference number NOM/ADM-0012, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading "hpfb nom-adm-0012-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 hydroxide. 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 "sodium hydroxide in liquid and frozen egg-white" in the subject line of your e-mail.
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