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.