Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Firming Agents to Enable the Use of Potassium Aluminum Sulphate in Salted Jellyfish

Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0167 [2021-05-20]

Background

Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of potassium aluminum sulphate in salted jellyfish.

Potassium aluminum sulphate is already permitted for use as a firming agent in unstandardized foods, pickles and relishes, and sea urchin roe.

The results of the premarket assessment support the safety of potassium aluminum sulphate for its requested use in salted jellyfish. Consequently, Health Canada has enabled the use of potassium aluminum sulphate described in the information document below by modifying the List of Permitted Firming Agents, effective May 20, 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.

Information Document

To obtain an electronic copy of the Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Firming Agents to Enable the Use of Potassium Aluminum Sulphate in Salted Jellyfish - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0167, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to hc.publications-publications.sc@canada.ca with the words "hpfb BCS nom-adm-0167-eng" in the subject line of your e-mail.

Contact Information

Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing new scientific information on the safety in use of any permitted food additive, including potassium aluminum sulphate. Anyone wishing to submit new scientific information on the use of this additive or to submit inquiries may do so in writing, by regular mail or electronically. If you wish to contact the Food Directorate electronically, please use the words "potassium aluminum sulphate (NOM-0167)" in the subject line of your e-mail.

Bureau of Chemical Safety, Food Directorate
251 Sir Frederick Banting Driveway
Tunney's Pasture, PL: 2202C
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9
E-mail: hc.bcs-bipc.sc@canada.ca

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