Notice - Notification of WTO Members: Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing or Thickening Agents to Extend the Use of Gellan Gum to Beverage Whiteners.


WTO code G/SPS/N/CAN/1444
Date notice 24/06/2022
Notice type Regular
Title Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing or Thickening Agents to Extend the Use of Gellan Gum to Beverage Whiteners.
Summary

Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of gellan gum in flavoured coffee whiteners.

Gellan gum is already permitted for use in Canada as a stabilizing agent in a variety of foods at maximum levels of use up to 5,000 ppm.

The results of the premarket assessment supports the safety and the efficacy of gellan gum for its requested use. Consequently, Health Canada has extended the use of gellan gum as described in the information document below by modifying the List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing or Thickening Agents, effective 3 June 2022.

The purpose of this communication is to publically announce the Department's decision in this regard and to provide the appropriate contact information for those wishing to submit an inquiry or new scientific information relevant to the safety of this food additive.

Product Gellan gum (ICS code: 67.220.20)
Country Canada

File attach:
NCAN1444.pdf

Orther Notice:


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