Health Canada’s Notice of Modification to the Lists of Permitted Food Additives to Enable the use of Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose, Steviol Glycosides as Sweeteners, and Potassium Phosphate, dibasic as a Stabilizer, in Certain Standardized Flavoure

Background

Health Canada’s Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of four food additive submissions seeking approval for the use of acesulfame potassium, sucralose, steviol glycosides from Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni as sweeteners and potassium phosphate, dibasic as a stabilizer, in certain standardized flavoured milks.

Acesulfame potassium, sucralose, and steviol glycosides from various sources are already permitted for use in Canada as sweeteners, in unstandardized beverages at the same maximum levels of use as those requested for standardized flavoured milks. Potassium phosphate, dibasic is also already permitted for use in Canada as a stabilizer, in certain dairy products.

The results of the premarket assessment support the safety of acesulfame potassium, sucralose, steviol glycosides and potassium phosphate, dibasic for their requested uses. Consequently, Health Canada has enabled the use of acesulfame potassium, sucralose, steviol glycosides from various sources and potassium phosphate, dibasic described in the information document below by modifying the List of Permitted Sweeteners and the List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing or Thickening Agents, effective June 27, 2019.

The purpose of this communication is to publically announce the Department’s decision in this regard and to provide the appropriate contact information for any inquiries or for those wishing to submit any new scientific information relevant to the safety of these food additives.

Information Document

To obtain an electronic copy of the Health Canada’s Notice of Modification to the Lists of Permitted Food Additives to Enable the use of Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose, Steviol Glycosides as Sweeteners, and Potassium Phosphate, Dibasic as a Stabilizer, in Certain Standardized Flavoured Milks – Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0133, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to hc.publications-publications.sc@canada.ca with the words “hpfb BCS nom-adm-0133-eng” in the subject line of your e-mail.

Contact Information

Health Canada’s Food Directorate is committed to reviewing any new scientific information on the safety in use of any permitted food additive, including acesulfame potassium, sucralose, steviol glycosides and potassium phosphate, dibasic. Anyone wishing to submit new scientific information on the use of these additives or to submit any inquiries on these modifications may do so in writing, by regular mail or electronically. If you wish to contact the Food Directorate electronically, please use the words “Additives in flavoured milks (NOM-0133)” in the subject line of your e-mail.

Bureau of Chemical Safety, Food Directorate

251 Sir Frederick Banting Driveway

Tunney’s Pasture, PL: 2202C

Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0L2

E-mail: hc.bcs-bipc.sc@canada.ca

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Health Canada’s Notice of Modification to the Lists of Permitted Food Additives to Enable the use of Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose, Steviol Glycosides as Sweeteners, and Potassium Phosphate, dibasic as a Stabilizer, in Certain Standardized Flavoure
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