Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Food Additives with Other Accepted Uses to Extend the Use of Calcium Lactate and Sodium Alginate to Encapsulated Unstandardized Alcoholic Beverages - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0192 [2022-10-21]
Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of two food additive submissions that together sought approval for the joint use of calcium lactate and sodium alginate in to manufacture whisky-based cocktails encapsulated in calcium alginate membrane-bound spheres.
Calcium lactate and sodium alginate are already permitted foods additives in Canada.
The results of the premarket assessment support the safety of calcium lactate and sodium alginate for manufacturing calcium alginate membrane-bound spheres of whisky-based cocktails and other unstandardized alcoholic beverages. Consequently, Health Canada has extended the use of calcium lactate and sodium alginate described in the information document below by modifying the List of Permitted Food Additives with Other Accepted Uses, effective October 21, 2022.
The purpose of this communication is to publically 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 these food additives.
Health Canada's authorization of a new use of a food additive requested by the food industry is not an endorsement of the food that contains the additive. Health Canada's advices for healthy eating habits is in Canada's food guide. Canada's Low-risk alcohol drinking guidelines can help you make informed decisions about drinking alcohol.
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 Calcium Lactate and Sodium Alginate to Encapsulated Unstandardized Alcoholic Beverages - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0192, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to email@example.com with the words "hpfb BCS nom-adm-0192-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, including calcium lactate and sodium alginate. Anyone wishing to submit an inquiry or new scientific information on the use of these additives may do so in writing, by regular mail or electronically. If you wish to contact the Food Directorate electronically, please use the words "calcium lactate and sodium alginate (NOM-0192)" 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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