Proposal to revise certain permitted uses of aluminum-containing food additives

March 9, 2023


Health Canada has completed a review of aluminum in foods in Canada and is proposing to revise certain permitted uses of aluminum-containing food additives. The proposed changes to the Lists of Permitted Food Additives are described in the 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 inquiries or for those wishing to submit new scientific information relevant to Health Canada's scientific assessment.

Information Document

Health Canada's Proposal to Revise Certain Permitted Uses of Aluminum-containing Food Additives - Reference Number: NOP/ADP-0040

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 in Canada or is under consideration for approval in Canada, including already-permitted aluminum-containing food additives. Anyone wishing to submit new scientific information on the use of these food additives 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 "aluminum-containing food additives (NOP-0040)" in the subject line of your e-mail. Health Canada is able to consider information received by May 22, 2023, 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

Supporting Information

Food Additives

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