Technical Consultation on Health Canada's Proposal to Enable the use of the Food Additive 'Trisodium Pyrophosphate' in certain Standardized Meat, Poultry and Marine and Freshwater Products, and in Unstandardized Foods

Health Canada's Food Directorate has recently completed a detailed safety assessment of 'trisodium pyrophosphate' for use in certain standardized meat, poultry and marine and freshwater products, and in unstandardized foods.

Since no safety concerns have been raised through this assessment, the department is proposing to enable the use described in the information document below. The purpose of this communication is to seek comments on this proposed action.

How to get Involved

This consultation is open for comment starting October 16, 2012 until December 29, 2012 (75 calendar days). Comments on this proposal may be submitted in writing, by regular mail or electronically. If you are submitting your comments electronically, please use the words "trisodium pyrophosphate" in the subject line of your e-mail.

Bureau of Chemical Safety
251 Sir Frederick Banting Driveway
Tunney's Pasture, PL: 2203B
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0L2

E-mail address:

Comments must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST, December 29, 2012.

Information Document

Supporting Information

For more information on this initiative, please contact the Chemical Health Hazard Assessment Division at, using the words "trisodium pyrophosphate" in the subject box of your e-mail.

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