Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Sweeteners to Extend the Use of Erythritol to Meal Replacement Dry Beverage Mixes and to Nutritional Supplements in Various Formats (Bar, Instant Breakfast Cereal, and Hot and Cold Beverage Dry Mix) - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0093
Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a detailed safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of erythritol as a sweetener in meal replacement dry beverage mixes and in nutritional supplements in various formats.
Erythritol is already permitted for use in Canada as a table-top sweetener and as a sweetener in certain types of beverages and various other foods.
As no safety concerns were raised through Health Canada's assessment the Department has enabled the food additive use of erythritol described in the information document below by updating the List of Permitted Sweeteners, effective April 28, 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 Sweeteners to Extend the Use of Erythritol to Meal Replacement Dry Beverage Mixes and to Nutritional Supplements in Various Formats (Bar, Instant Breakfast Cereal, and Hot and Cold Beverage Dry Mix) - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0093, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading "hpfb BCS nom-adm-0093-eng".
Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing any new scientific information on the safety in use of any food additive, including erythritol. Anyone wishing to submit new scientific information on the use of this 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 word "erythritol" in the subject line of your e-mail.
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