Notice of Health Canada’s Proposal to Enable the Use of Long-Chain Glycolipids from Dacryopinax spathularia MUCL 53181 as a Preservative in Various Non-Alcoholic Beverages
Reference Number: NOP/ADP-0037
September 23, 2021
Health Canada’s Food Directorate completed a detailed premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of long-chain glycolipids from Dacryopinax spathularia MUCL 53181 as a preservative in certain standardized and unstandardized non-alcoholic beverages. The results of the premarket assessment support the safety and efficacy of long-chain glycolipids from D. spathularia MUCL 53181 for its requested uses as antibacterial and antifungal/antimycotic agents. Consequently, Health Canada intends to enable the use of long-chain glycolipids from D. spathularia MUCL 53181 by modifying Part 2 and Part 3 of the List of Permitted Preservatives as described in the information document referenced below.
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.
Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing new scientific information on the safety in use of any food additive that is already permitted or is under consideration for approval in Canada, including long-chain glycolipids from D. spathularia MUCL 53181. 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 “long-chain glycolipids (NOP-0037)” in the subject line of your e-mail. Health Canada is able to consider information received by December 6, 2021, 75 days from the date of this posting.
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