Notice of Health Canada’s proposal to enable the use of L-lysine monohydrochloride in certain processed snack foods

Reference Number: NOP/ADP-0032

May 13, 2019


Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a detailed safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of L-lysine monohydrochloride in certain processed snack foods to inhibit acrylamide formation during their manufacture. The results of the Food Directorate's evaluation of available scientific data support the safety and efficacy of L-lysine monohydrochloride for its requested use. Therefore, Health Canada intends to modify the List of Permitted Additives with Other Accepted Uses accordingly.

The purpose of this communication is to publically announce Health Canada'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 the safety of this food additive.

Information Document

Health Canada's Proposal to Enable the Use of L-Lysine Monohydrochloride in Certain Processed Snack Foods - Reference Number: NOP/ADP-0032

Contact Information

Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing any new scientific information on the safety in use of any food additive, including L-lysine monohydrochloride. Anyone wishing to submit new scientific information on the use of this food additive or to submit any inquiries may do so in writing, by regular mail or electronically. If you wish to contact the Food Directorate electronically, please use the words "L-lysine monohydrochloride (NOP-0032)" in the subject line of your e-mail. Health Canada is able to consider information received by July 26, 2019, 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 0L2

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