Notice of Health Canada’s Proposal to Enable the Use of a New Food Additive, Nisin, as an Antimicrobial Preservative in or on Various Foods – Reference Number : NOP/ADP-0028
September 20, 2017
The Federal Government completed a detailed safety assessment of two food additive submissions seeking approval for the use of nisin as an antimicrobial preservative in assorted standardized and unstandardized foods. The results of Health Canada's evaluation of available scientific data support the safety and efficacy of nisin for its requested uses. Therefore, Health Canada intends to modify the List of Permitted Preservatives accordingly.
The purpose of this communication is to publically announce the Department's intention in this regard and to provide the appropriate contact information for any inquiries or for those wishing to submit any new scientific information relevant to the safety of this food additive.
Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing any new scientific information on the safety in use of any food additive, including nisin. 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 "nisin" in the subject line of your e-mail. Health Canada is able to consider information received by December 3, 2017, 75 days from the date of this posting.
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