Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Sweeteners to Enable the Use of Steviol Glycosides from Yarrowia lipolytica VRM in a Variety of Foods [2021-07-22]
Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of steviol glycosides from Yarrowia lipolytica VRM. This request was for the same foods where steviol glycosides from other sources is already permitted in Canada and at the same maximum levels of use allowed for those foods.
The results of the premarket assessment support the safety of steviol glycosides from Y. lipolytica VRM for the same uses as are already permitted for steviol glycosides from the other sources. Consequently, Health Canada has enabled the use of steviol glycosides from Y. lipolytica VRM described in the information document below by modifying the List of Permitted Sweeteners, effective July 22, 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 any inquiries or for those wishing to submit 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 Enable the Use of Steviol Glycosides from Yarrowia lipolytica VRM in a Variety of Foods - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0169, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words "hpfb BCS nom-adm-0169-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 steviol glycosides from Y. lipolytica VRM. Anyone wishing to submit new scientific information on the use of this additive or to submit inquiries may do so in writing, by regular mail or electronically. If you wish to contact the Food Directorate electronically, please use the words "Steviol glycosides (NOM-0169)" in the subject line of your e-mail.
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