Notice of Modification to Part 1 of the List of Contaminants and Other Adulterating Substances in Foods to Add the Definition for ‘Partially Hydrogenated Oils’ - Reference Number: NOM/ADM C-2022-1 [2022-07-20]

Background

From time to time, Health Canada may make minor, administrative modifications to the List of Contaminants and Other Adulterating Substances in Foods (the list). These types of modifications are not intended to change the conditions set out in this List or which foods are considered to be adulterated.

In September 2018, Health Canada prohibited the sale of foods containing partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), and as a result PHOs were added to Part 1 of the list. Further, the Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (Nutrition Symbols, Other Labelling Provisions, Vitamin D and Hydrogenated Fats or Oils)Footnote 1, removed all references to PHOs from the Food and Drug Regulations (the Regulations). For clarity and to help ensure the appropriate application of the prohibition, a definition of “partially hydrogenated” has been added to the PHO entry in Part 1 of the list. This added definition does not change the PHO prohibition, as announced in September 2018.

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 feedback on this modification.

Information Document

To obtain an electronic copy of the “Notice of Modification to Part 1 of the List of Contaminants and Other Adulterating Substances in Foods to Add the Definition for ‘Partially Hydrogenated Oils’ – Reference Number: NOM/ADM C-2022-1”, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to publications-publications@hc-sc.gc.ca with the subject heading "HPFB BCS NOM‑ADM C-2022-1-eng".

Contact Information

Anyone wishing to enquire about or provide feedback on the changes described in this Notice of Modification may do so in writing, by regular mail or electronically. If you wish to contact the Food Directorate electronically, please use the words "PHOs (NOM C-2022-1)" 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: bcs-bipc@hc-sc.gc.ca

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