On September 23rd, 2021, Health Canada published a draft notification on the “Proposal to Enable the Use of Long-Chain Glycolipids from Dacryopinax spathularia MUCL 53181 as a Preservative in Various Non-Alcoholic Beverages”.
The scope of the document is summarized below:
- Use as a preservative in certain standardized and unstandardized non-alcoholic beverages;
- Approve the safety and efficacy of long-chain glycolipids from D. spathularia as antibacterial and antifungal/antimycotic agents;
- Enable the use of additives by modifying part 1 and part 2 of the List of permitted preservatives;
- The requested maximum use levels range from 25 parts per million (ppm) to 100 ppm in the finished beverages.
The public consultation period is valid until December 06th, 2021.
To view the document, check out the Food News Monitoring System.