Potassium Phosphate, dibasic in Infant Cereal Products, and Sodium Potassium Hexametaphosphate in Whey Products for Use in Infant Formula (ICS Codes: 67.220.20, 67.230)
Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Sequestering Agents to Enable the Use of Potassium Phosphate, dibasic in Infant Cereal Products, and Sodium Potassium Hexametaphosphate in Whey Products for Use in Infant Formula - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0137. Language(s): English and French. Number of pages: 4
Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a detailed safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of potassium phosphate, dibasic in the manufacture of infant cereal products and sodium potassium hexametaphosphate in liquid whey destined for the manufacture of concentrated or dried whey products to be used in infant formula.
Potassium phosphate, dibasic is already permitted for use in Canada as a sequestering agent in some meat products. Sodium potassium hexametaphosphate is already permitted for use in Canada as a sequestering agent in liquid whey destined in the manufacture of concentrated or dried whey products.
As no safety concerns were raised through Health Canada's assessment of potassium phosphate, dibasic, and sodium potassium hexametaphosphate, the Department has enabled the use of these food additives described in the information document below by updating the List of Permitted Sequestering Agents, effective 7 August 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 this food additive.