Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Food Additives with Other Accepted Uses to Enable the Use of Lactococcus lactis DSM 11037 as an Oxygen Scavenger in Certain Modified Atmosphere-Packaged (MAP) or Vacuum-Packaged Preserved Meat Products Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0095
Health Canada’s Food Directorate completed a scientific assessment of a preparation containing a live culture of the bacterium Lactococcus lactis (L. lactis) DSM 11037 for use as an oxygen scavenger in certain modified atmosphere-packaged (MAP) or vacuum-packaged non-shelf-stable cured meat products.
The results of Health Canada’s evaluation of available scientific data support the safety and efficacy of L. lactis DSM 11037 when used for this purpose. Since this is a food additive that was not previously permitted for use in Canada, Health Canada published a Notice of Proposal to Enable the Use of L. lactis DSM 11037 as an Oxygen Scavenger in Certain Modified Atmosphere-Packaged (MAP) and Vacuum-Packaged Preserved Meat Products on September 20, 2016, requesting comments. The comment period was open for 75 days, during which no new scientific information about this additive was submitted to the Department in response to this publication. Since the conclusions of the evaluation remain as described in the Notice of Proposal, Health Canada has modified the List of Permitted Food Additives with Other Accepted Uses, effective May 3, 2017.
The purpose of this communication is to publically announce the Department's decision in this regard and to provide the appropriate contact information for any inquiries or for those wishing to submit any 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 Enable the Use of Lactococcus lactis DSM 11037 as an Oxygen Scavenger in Certain Modified Atmosphere-Packaged (MAP) or Vacuum-Packaged Preserved Meat Products - Document Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0095, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading "hpfb BCS nom-adm-0095-eng".
Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing any new scientific information on the safety in use of any food additive, including Lactococcus lactis DSM 11037. Anyone wishing to submit new scientific information on the use of this food additive or to submit any inquiries may do so in writing, by regular mail or electronically. If you wish to contact the Food Directorate electronically, please use the words “Lactococcus lactis DSM 11037" in the subject line of your e-mail.
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