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Steviol glycosides from Yarrowia lipolytica VRM in a variety of foods (ICS Code: 67.220.20)

Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Sweeteners to Enable the Use of Steviol Glycosides from Yarrowia lipolytica VRM in a Variety of Foods. Language(s): English and French. Number of pages: 3

Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of steviol glycosides from Yarrowia lipolytica VRM. This request was for the same foods where steviol glycosides from other sources is already permitted in Canada and at the same maximum levels of use allowed for those foods.

The results of the premarket assessment support the safety of steviol glycosides from Y. lipolytica VRM for the same uses as are already permitted for steviol glycosides from the other sources. Consequently, Health Canada has enabled the use of steviol glycosides from Y. lipolytica VRM described in the information document below by modifying the List of Permitted Sweeteners, effective 22 July 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 for those wishing to submit new scientific information relevant to the safety of this food additive.