Hydrochloric Acid (ICS Code: 67.220.20)
Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted pH Adjusting Agents, Acid-Reacting Materials and Water Correcting Agents to Enable the Use of Hydrochloric Acid in Unstandardized Foods. Language(s): English and French. Number of pages: 3
Health Canada's Food Directorate previously completed a premarket safety assessment of the use of hydrochloric acid as a pH adjusting agent in specific unstandardized foods.
Hydrochloric acid is already permitted for use as a pH adjusting agent in a number of unstandardized foods. The results of the Food Directorate's previous premarket assessment supports the safety of hydrochloric acid for use in all unstandardized foods at a maximum level of Good Manufacturing Practice. Consequently, Health Canada has extended the use of hydrochloric acid as described in the information document by modifying the List of Permitted pH Adjusting Agents, Acid-Reacting Materials and Water Correcting Agents, effective 12 March 2021.
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 feedback on this modification.