Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Food Additives with Other Accepted Uses to Extend the Use of Sodium Phosphate, Tribasic To Certain Frozen Products
Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0166 [2021-04-28]
Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of sodium phosphate, tribasic, to reduce processing losses and thaw drip in frozen shrimp and frozen cooked shrimp.
The results of the premarket assessment support the safety of sodium phosphate, tribasic, for its requested use and its efficacy for such use when used in combination with other phosphates permitted for the same purpose. Consequently, Health Canada has enabled the use of sodium phosphate, tribasic described in the information document below by modifying the List of Permitted Food Additives with Other Accepted Uses effective April 28, 2021
The purpose of this communication is to publically announce the Department's decision in this regard and to provide the appropriate contact information for inquiries or for those wishing to submit 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 Food Additives with Other Accepted Uses to Extend the Use of Sodium Phosphate, Tribasic to Certain Frozen Products - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0166, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words "hpfb BCS nom-adm-0166-eng" in the subject line of your e-mail.
Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing new scientific information on the safety in use of any permitted food additive, including sodium phosphate, tribasic. Anyone wishing to submit new scientific information on the use of this additive or to submit inquiries on this modification may do so in writing, by regular mail or electronically. If you wish to contact the Food Directorate electronically, please use the words "Sodium phosphate, tribasic (NOM-0166)" in the subject line of your e-mail.
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