Lycopene Extract from Tomato (ICS Codes: 67.200.20)
Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Colouring Agents to Enable New Uses of Lycopene Extract from Tomato - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0143. Language(s): English and French. Number of pages: 3 and 4
- Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of lycopene extract from tomato in certain non-carbonated sweetened flavoured water-based beverages to which vitamins and minerals nutrients have been added and in sports drinks.
- Lycopene extract from tomato is already permitted for use in Canada as a food colouring agent in a variety of foods, including certain beverages.
- The results of the premarket assessment support the safety of lycopene extract from tomato for its requested uses. Consequently, Health Canada has enabled the use of lycopene extract from tomato described in the information document below by modifying the List of Permitted Colouring Agents, effective 12 March 2020.
- 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.