Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Preservatives to Enable the Use of Modified Vinegar in Various Meat and Poultry Products
Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0176 [2021-11-08]
Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a safety assessment of modified vinegar for use as a preservative in various standardized meat and poultry products as well as in unstandardized preparations of meat and poultry products.
The Notice of Health Canada’s Proposal to Enable the Use of Modified Vinegar as a Preservative in Certain Meat and Poultry Products and Preparations [NOP/ADP-0036] was published on December 22, 2020. The proposal was open to the public for comment for 75 days. A summary of Health Canada’s response to the comments received during this period is available in the information document referenced below.
The results of the assessment support the safety of modified vinegar when used as described in the information document below. Consequently, Health Canada has enabled this use of modified vinegar by modifying Part 2 of the List of Permitted Preservatives, effective November 8, 2021.
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 this food additive.
To obtain an electronic copy of the Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Preservatives to Enable the Use of Modified Vinegar in Various Meat and Poultry Products - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0176, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to email@example.com with the words "hpfb BCS nom-adm-0176-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 modified vinegar. Anyone wishing to submit an inquiry or new scientific information on the use of this additive may do so in writing, by regular mail or electronically. If you wish to contact the Food Directorate electronically, please use the words "modified vinegar (NOM-0176)" in the subject line of your e-mail.
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