Canada Updates the List of Coloring Agents

Posted By: Selerant RSA


Health Canada published on October 7th, 2015 a Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Colouring Agents to extend the use of:

Potassium Aluminum Silicate-Based Titanium Dioxide, Potassium Aluminum Silicate-Based Iron Oxide, and Potassium Aluminum Silicate-Based Titanium Dioxide and Iron Oxide, as Colouring Agents to unstandardized bakery products, gelatin desserts and standardized bite sized chocolate.

These colouring agents were already permitted for use in Canada in other food products such as unstandardized confectionery and for chewing gum at a maximum level of use, individually or in combination, of 1.25% and for unstandardized alcoholic beverages at a maximum level of use of 0.5%, individually or in combination.

One example of use for these coloring agents is on the surface of the food for decorative purposes.

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