Acesulfame potassium (ICS code: 67.220.20)
Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Sweeteners to Extend the Use of Acesulfame Potassium to Soup Bases and Various Sauces. Language(s): English and French.
Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of acesulfame potassium in hot pot soup bases, various sauces, and sauce packs that come with instant noodle products.
Acesulfame potassium is already permitted as a sweetener in a variety of foods.
The results of the premarket assessment support the safety of acesulfame potassium for its requested uses. Consequently, Health Canada has extended the use of acesulfame potassium as described in the information document below by modifying the List of Permitted Sweeteners, effective 20 June 2022. The purpose of this communication is to publically announce the Department's decision in this regard and to provide the appropriate contact information for those wishing to submit an inquiry or new scientific information relevant to the safety of this food additive.