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Use of Erythritol to Ready-to-eat Breakfast Cereals and their Coatings (ICS code: 67.220.20)

Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Sweeteners to Extend the Use of Erythritol to Ready-to-eat Breakfast Cereals and their Coatings. Language(s): English and French. Number of pages: 3 and 4

Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking authorization for the use of erythritol in granola and other ready-to-eat (RTE) breakfast cereals and coatings for RTE breakfast cereals.

Erythritol is already permitted for use as a food additive in various foods in Canada. The results of the premarket assessment support the safety of erythritol for its requested uses. Consequently, Health Canada has enabled the use of erythritol described in the information document below by modifying the List of Permitted Sweeteners, effective 2 February 2023.

The purpose of this communication is to publicly 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.