L-alpha-glycerylphosphorylcholine for use in supplemented foods as a supplemental source of choline
Notice of proposal to enable the use of L‑alpha‑glycerylphosphorylcholine in as a supplemental ingredient in foods. Language(s): English and French. Number of pages: 6
Health Canada's Food Directorate has assessed L-alpha-glycerylphosphorylcholine for use in supplemented foods. This ingredient was previously identified by the Food Directorate for further assessment since it was an ingredient that was present in product(s) that were eligible to transition to the food regulatory framework, from the natural health products framework, under Temporary Marketing Authorizations.
The Food Directorate concluded that information related to the safety of L-alpha-glycerylphosphorylcholine supports its safe use in supplemented foods as a source of supplemental choline provided the levels of use do not exceed the previously established maximum levels for choline, and that certain other labelling requirements are met; as set out in the information document. Therefore, Health Canada proposes to enable the use of L-alpha-glycerylphosphorylcholine as a source of supplemental choline by modifying the choline entry in the List of Permitted Supplemental Ingredients.