Notice of Health Canada’s Proposal to Enable the Use of alpha-Cyclodextrin as an Emulsifying, Stabilizing or Thickening Agent in Various Foods – Reference Number: NOP/ADP-0039 [2022-10-06]

October 6, 2022


Health Canada’s Food Directorate completed a detailed premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of alpha-cyclodextrin as an emulsifying, stabilizing, or thickening agent in various foods. The results of the premarket assessment support the safety and efficacy of alpha-cyclodextrin for use as set out in the information document referenced below. Consequently, Health Canada intends to enable the use of alpha-cyclodextrin by modifying the List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing or Thickening Agents, as proposed in the information document.

The purpose of this communication is to publically announce the Department's intention in this regard and to provide the appropriate contact information for those wishing to submit comments, inquiries or new scientific information relevant to the safety of this food additive.

Information Document

Contact Information

Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing new scientific information on the safety in use of any food additive that is permitted or proposed to be permitted in Canada, including alpha-cyclodextrin. Anyone wishing to submit comments, inquiries or new scientific information on the use of this food additive may do so in writing, by regular mail or electronically. If you wish to contact the Food Directorate electronically, please use the words “alpha-cyclodextrin (NOP-0039)” in the subject line of your e-mail. Health Canada is able to consider information received by December 19, 2022, 75 days from the date of this posting.

Bureau of Chemical Safety, Food Directorate
251 Sir Frederick Banting Driveway
Tunney's Pasture, PL: 2202C
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9

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