Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Colouring Agents to Extend the Use of Gold to Cold Smoked Salmon Products
Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0202 [2023-05-24]
Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking authorization for the use of gold flakes as a garnish on the surface of cold smoked, ready-to-eat salmon products.
Gold is already permitted for use in Canada in liqueur and unstandardized alcoholic beverages.
The results of the premarket assessment support the safety of gold for its requested use. Consequently, Health Canada has enabled the use of gold as described in the information document below by modifying the List of Permitted Colouring Agents, effective May 24, 2023.
The purpose of this information document is to publicly announce the Department's decision in this regard and to provide the appropriate contact information for those wishing to submit an inquiry or 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 Colouring Agents to Extend the Use of Gold to Cold Smoked Salmon Products - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0202, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words "hpfb BCS nom-adm-0202-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. Anyone wishing to submit an inquiry or new scientific information on the use of a permitted food additive may do so in writing, by regular mail or electronically. If you wish to contact the Food Directorate electronically about gold, please use the words "gold (NOM-0202)" in the subject line of your e-mail.
Bureau of Chemical Safety, Food Directorate
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Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9
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