Canada Modifies the List of Permitted Additives to Extend the Use of Certain Solvents to Non-flavouring Extracts

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Posted By: Sandhya Sashikumar

Selerant_Canada-updates-list-food-additives-sweetenersOn July 21st, 2022, Health Canada’s Food Directorate published the “Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Carriers or Extraction Solvents to Extend the Use of Certain Solvents to Non-flavouring Extracts”.

 

The document highlights the following key points:

  • Amends the List of Permitted Carriers or Extraction Solvents (Lists of Permitted Food Additives);
  • Extends the use of carrier or extraction solvents such as Ethyl acetate, Ethanol, Glycerol, Methylene chloride, etc.,
  • Applications of additives for use in the manufacture of non-flavoring extracts, caffeine extracts, or both, may be used as ingredients in supplemented foods;
  • Maximum use levels have been set as GMP for CO2, Ethanol, Glycerol, and 0.1 ppm in Ethyl acetate, and Methylene chloride;
  • No food safety concerns were identified in extending the use of the aforementioned additives.

 

The regulation is effective July 21st, 2022.

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