Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted pH Adjusting Agents, Acid-Reacting Materials and Water Correcting Agents to Enable the Use of Hydrochloric Acid in Unstandardized Foods [2021-03-12]
Health Canada's Food Directorate previously completed a premarket safety assessment of the use of hydrochloric acid as a pH adjusting agent in specific unstandardized foods.
Hydrochloric acid is already permitted for use as a pH adjusting agent in a number of unstandardized foods. The results of the Food Directorate's previous premarket assessment supports the safety of hydrochloric acid for use in all unstandardized foods at a maximum level of Good Manufacturing Practice. Consequently, Health Canada has extended the use of hydrochloric acid as described in the information document below by modifying the List of Permitted pH Adjusting Agents, Acid-Reacting Materials and Water Correcting Agents, effective March 12, 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 any inquiries or feedback on this modification.
To obtain an electronic copy of the Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted pH Adjusting Agents, Acid-Reacting Materials and Water Correcting Agents to Enable the Use of Hydrochloric Acid in Unstandardized Foods - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0163, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words "hpfb BCS nom-adm-0163-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 hydrochloric acid. 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 "Hydrochloric acid (NOM-0163)" in the subject line of your e-mail.
Bureau of Chemical Safety, Food Directorate
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Tunney's Pasture, PL: 2202C
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9
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