ARCHIVED - Notice: Information Document on Health Canada's Proposal to Amend the Food and Drug Regulations to permit the use of a microbiological preparation of Carnobacterium maltaromaticum strain CB1 in certain ready-to-eat meat and poultry products


Notice to the reader: The online consultation is now closed.

Health Canada’s Food Directorate has recently completed a detailed safety assessment of Carnobacterium maltaromaticum strain CB1. 

The preparation Carnobacterium maltaromaticum strain CB1 is a food additive intended for use in certain ready-to-eat (RTE) meat/poultry products as an intervention against human pathogenic microorganisms such as Listeria monocytogenes.

As a result of this assessment, Health Canada`s Food Directorate scientists have concluded that there are no health or safety concerns with the use of Carnobacterium maltaromaticum strain CB1 in certain food products, as described in the submission. Therefore, the Department is proposing amendments to Division 16, part B of the Regulations.  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 12, 2010 until November 10, 2010 (30 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 word “Micocin” in the subject box of your e-mail.

Bureau of Chemical Safety
Chemical Health Hazard Assessment Division
251 Sir Frederick Banting Drive
Health Canada, Tunney's Pasture
Address Locator: 2201C
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0L2

Phone: 613-957-0973
Fax: 613-954-4674

Consultation Document


Submissions must be received by 12:00 a.m. EDT, November 10, 2010.

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