Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Food Additives to Extend the Use of Acetic Acid to 2'-Fucosyllactose
Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0197 [2023-02-27]
Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking authorization for the use of acetic acid as a crystallization aid and washing agent in the manufacture of 2'-fucosyllactose (2'-FL), which is to be used as an ingredient in infant formula and nutritional supplements for children 1 to 3 years of age (12-47 months).
Acetic acid is already permitted for use in Canada in various foods as a pH adjusting agent or as a preservative.
The results of the premarket assessment support the safety of acetic acid for its described use in the manufacture of 2'-FL. Consequently, Health Canada has extended the use of this food additive as described in the information document below by modifying the List of Permitted Food Additives with Other Accepted Uses, effective February 27, 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 Food Additives with Other Accepted Uses to Extend the Use of Acetic Acid to 2'-Fucosyllactose - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0197, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to email@example.com with the words "hpfb BCS nom-adm-0197-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 acetic acid, please use the words " acetic acid (NOM-0197)" in the subject line of your e-mail.
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