Proposal to Enable the Use of Glycerol Ester of Gum Rosin and Glycerol Ester as Density Adjusting Agents in Beverages Containing Citrus or Spruce Oils
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As a result of this process, a modification was made to the List of Permitted Food Additives with Other Generally Accepted Uses to enable the use of glycerol ester of gum rosin and glycerol ester of tall oil rosin, respectively, as density adjusting agents in beverages containing citrus oils on November 29, 2013. The proposed use of this food additive in Canada as described is now enabled.
For more information on this initiative, please contact the Food Directorate's Bureau of Chemical Safety
Health Canada's Food Directorate has completed detailed safety assessments of two food additive submissions seeking to enable the use of glycerol ester of gum rosin and glycerol ester of tall oil rosin as density adjusting agents in beverages containing citrus or spruce oils.
As no safety concerns were raised through these assessments the Department is proposing to enable their use as described in the information document 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 any inquiries or for those wishing to submit comments or any new scientific information relevant to the safety of these additives.
Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing any new scientific information on the safety in use of any food additive, including glycerol ester of gum rosin and glycerol ester of tall oil rosin. Anyone wishing to submit new scientific information on the use of these additives 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 "glycerol ester of gum rosin and/or glycerol ester of tall oil rosin" in the subject line of your e-mail. Health Canada is able to consider information received by July 15, 2013, 75 days from the date of this posting.
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Consultation Document on Health Canada's Proposal to Enable the Use of Glycerol Ester of Gum Rosin and Glycerol Ester of Tall Oil Rosin as Density Adjusting Agents in Beverages Containing Citrus or Spruce Oils
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