Notice of modification to the list of permitted supplemental ingredients to enable the use of iodine in supplemented foods
Reference Number: NOM/ADM SI-005
September 8, 2023
Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a safety assessment of iodine for use in supplemented foods.
Health Canada published a Notice of Health Canada's proposal to enable the use of iodine as a supplemental ingredient in foods (NOP/ADP SI-005) on November 9, 2022. The proposal was open to the public for comment for 75 days. A summary of the comments that were provided during this period with any applicable responses is available in the information document referenced below.
The results of this safety assessment support the safety of iodine for use in supplemented foods. Consequently, Health Canada has enabled the use of iodine described in the information document below by modifying the List of permitted supplemental ingredients, effective September 8, 2023.
Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing new scientific information regarding the safety of any permitted supplemental ingredient, including iodine. Anyone wishing to submit an inquiry or new scientific information on the use of this ingredient may do so in writing, by regular mail or electronically. If you wish to contact the Food Directorate electronically, please use the words "Iodine (NOM SI-005)" in the subject line of your e-mail.
Bureau of Nutritional Sciences, Food Directorate
251 Sir Frederick Banting Driveway
Tunney’s Pasture, A.L.: 2203E
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9
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