Canada Updated -- List Of Licensed Sweetener

- Aug 01, 2018 -

Canada updated "List of Licensed Sweeteners"

 

(Source: Import and Export Food Safety Bureau of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, July 29, 2018)

 

On July 29, 2018, Health Canada issued a NOM / ADM-0111 notification approving Erythritol as a sweetener for food thickening products. Prior to this decision, Health Canada received an application for erythritol to be used in food thickening products at a 2.0% limit. Health Canada has evaluated the safety of erythritol as a sweetener for food thickening products and has not found any safety issues. Therefore, the list of licensed sweeteners has been updated to approve its use, with a maximum usage of 2.0%. Prior to this, Canada had approved erythritol as a sweetener for diet drinks, fruit smoothies, dairy-based beverages, alcoholic beverages and more.


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