Health Canada information document for the Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Sweeteners to Extend the Use of Erythritol to Ready-to-eat Breakfast Cereals and their Coatings
Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0194 [2023-02-02]
Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking authorization for the use of erythritol in granola and other ready-to-eat (RTE) breakfast cereals and coatings for RTE breakfast cereals.
Erythritol is already permitted for use as a food additive in various foods in Canada. The results of the premarket assessment support the safety of erythritol for its requested uses. Consequently, Health Canada has enabled the use of erythritol described in the information document below by modifying the List of Permitted Sweeteners, effective February 2, 2023.
The purpose of this communication 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 Sweeteners to Extend the Use of Erythritol to Ready-to-eat Breakfast Cereals and their Coatings - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0194, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to email@example.com with the words "hpfb BCS nom-adm-0194-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 erythritol, please use the words "Erythritol (NOM-0194)" 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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