Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Sweeteners to Extend the Use of Acesulfame Potassium to Soup Bases and Various Sauces - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0185 [2022-06-20]

Background

Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of acesulfame potassium in hot pot soup bases, various sauces, and sauce packs that come with instant noodle products.

Acesulfame potassium is already permitted as a sweetener in a variety of foods.

The results of the premarket assessment support the safety of acesulfame potassium for its requested uses. Consequently, Health Canada has extended the use of acesulfame potassium as described in the information document below by modifying the List of Permitted Sweeteners, effective June 20, 2022.

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.

Information Document

To obtain an electronic copy of the Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Sweeteners to Extend the Use of Acesulfame Potassium to Soup Bases and Various Sauces - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0185, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to publications-publications@hc-sc.gc.ca with the words "hpfb BCS nom-adm-0185-eng" in the subject line of your e-mail.

Contact Information

Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing new scientific information on the safety in use of any permitted food additive, including acesulfame potassium. 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 "acesulfame potassium (NOM-0185)" in the subject line of your e-mail.

Bureau of Chemical Safety, Food Directorate
251 Sir Frederick Banting Driveway
Tunney's Pasture, PL: 2202C
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9
E-mail: bcs-bipc@hc-sc.gc.ca

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