Food additives to human milk fortifier (ICS Codes: 67.220.20, 67.230)
Notice of Modification to the Lists of Permitted Food Additives to Extend the Use of Certain Food Additives to Human Milk Fortifier. Language(s): English and French. Number of pages: 4
Health Canada's Food Directorate completed safety assessments of carrageenan, gellan gum, lecithin, monoglycerides, potassium citrate, potassium hydroxide, and sodium citrate for use in human milk fortifier (HMF).
The results of these assessments support the safety of these food additives for use in HMF. Consequently, Health Canada has enabled their use as described in the information document by modifying the List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing or Thickening Agents and the List of Permitted pH Adjusting Agents, Acid-Reacting Materials and Water Correcting Agents, effective 14 April 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 inquiries or for those wishing to submit new scientific information relevant to the safety of these food additives