Canada Proposes to Enable the Use of Iodine as Supplemental Ingredients in Foods


Posted By: Benoit Gruber

Canada flagOn November 9th, 2022, Health Canada’s Food Directorate published the “Notice of proposal to enable the use of iodine as a supplemental ingredient in foods”.

The notice highlights the following key points:

  • Iodine is permitted to be added to supplemented foods as a supplemental ingredient;
  • No Supplemented foods including Caffeinated energy drinks contain iodine as a supplemental ingredient;
  • Information on the safety of iodine supports its use in supplemented foods;
  • Label declaration amount shall not exceed 76 µg per serving of stated size in addition for caffeinated energy drinks and 189 µg per serving of stated size for addition for supplemented foods;
  • The regulation proposes to modify the List of permitted supplemental ingredients.
The public consultation period is valid until January 23rd, 2023.

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