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Canada Updates the List of Permitted Sequestering Agents To Use in Infant Formula Products

| Health Canada
Posted By: Baviya Priyadharshini

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On August 7, 2019, the Canadese Federal Health Department has updated the List of Permitted Sequestering Agents with immediate effect.

The main modification regards the use of potassium phosphate, dibasic in infant cereal products and sodium potassium hexametaphosphate in whey products for the manufacture of concentrated or dried whey products to be used in infant formula.

The two additives had been already recognized as safe when used to control the availability of cations in some meat products and, with this communication, their usage is extended with no safety concerns.

Check the full notice here or in our Food Law Library.