Notice of modification to the List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing or Thickening Agents to enable the use of alpha-Cyclodextrin in various foods
Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0203 [2023-05-31]
Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety and efficacy assessment of a food additive submission seeking authorization for the use of alpha-(α)-cyclodextrin in various foods. α-Cyclodextrin is a new food additive in Canada.
The results of the premarket assessment support the safety and efficacy of α-cyclodextrin for use as a food additive. Consequently, Health Canada is authorizing the use of α-cyclodextrin as described in the information document below by modifying the List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing or Thickening Agents, effective May 31, 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 Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing or Thickening Agents to Enable the Use of alpha-Cyclodextrin in Various Foods – Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0203, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to email@example.com with the words "hpfb BCS nom-adm-0203-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 α-cyclodextrin, please use the words "alpha-cyclodextrin (NOM-0203)" in the subject line of your e-mail.
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