Notice of Health Canada’s proposal to enable the use of phosphatidylserine (soy) as a supplemental ingredient in foods – Reference Number: NOP/ADP SI-003
September 7, 2022
Health Canada’s Food Directorate completed a detailed premarket safety assessment of phosphatidylserine for use as a supplemental ingredient in foods, under the Supplemented Foods regulatory framework. The results of the premarket assessment support the safety of phosphatidylserine derived from soy. Consequently, Health Canada intends to enable the use of phosphatidylserine (soy) by modifying the List of Permitted Supplemental Ingredients as described in the Notice of Proposal information document referenced below.
The purpose of this communication is to publicly announce the Department's intention 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 phosphatidylserine (soy) when used as a supplemental ingredient in foods.
To obtain an electronic copy of Health Canada’s summary of the safety assessment for the use of phosphatidylserine (soy) as a supplemental ingredient, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to email@example.com with the subject heading "HPFB BNS Phosphatidylserine (soy) EN – 2022".
Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing new scientific information on the safety of use of any permitted supplemental ingredient, including phosphatidylserine (soy). Anyone wishing to submit new scientific information on the supplemental ingredient use of phosphatidylserine (soy) 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 “Phosphatidylserine (soy) (NOP SI-003)” in the subject line of your e-mail. Health Canada is able to consider information received by November 20 2022, 75 days from the date of this posting.
Supplemented Foods: Bureau of Nutritional Sciences, Food Directorate
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Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9
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