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Canada Proposes to Modernize the Structure and Titles of the Lists of Permitted Food Additives

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Posted By: Sandhya Sashikumar

Selerant_Canada-updates-list-food-additives-sweeteners-1On December 14th, Health Canada’s Food Directorate issued a draft regulation on “Notice of Health Canada’s Proposal to Modernize the Structure and Titles of the Lists of Permitted Food Additives – Reference Number: NOP/ADP-0038”.

The scope of the document summarizes the following key points:

  • Structural changes to the 15 Lists of Permitted Food Additives to bring uniform consistency of five columns;
  •  Column 1 shall be renamed to “Food Additive”; Column 2 would be named as “Source” to identify the source of certain food additives such as Enzymes and also other additives;
  • Column 3 would be renamed “Food” and Column 4 would be named “Purpose of Use”; Column 5 would be named “Maximum Level of Use or Maximum Residue and Other Conditions”;
  • The proposed changes would ensure titles reflect modern terminology and are consistent with the use of similar terms by Australia and New Zealand, the European Union (EU), the United States of America (USA), and the Codex;
  • It is to be noted that the proposed revisions are not intended to alter the scope of the list or alter the currently permitted food additives with this proposal.


To view the complete proposal, check out the Food News Monitoring System and stay up-to-date with the latest regulatory information.
The proposed draft is open for public consultation period until February 2nd, 2022.

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