CAN/1258
WTO/SPS
CA Canada
  • 67 - Technologie alimentaire
2019-10-26
2019-09-02

Polysorbate 80 in various infant foods and nutritional supplement powders (ICS Codes: 67.220.20, 67.230)

Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Food Additives with Other Accepted Uses to Enable the Use of Polysorbate 80 in Various Infant Foods and Nutritional Supplement Powders - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0138. Language(s): English and French. Number of pages: 4

Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of polysorbate 80 in the manufacture of spray-dried bacterial culture preparations for use in infant formula powders, dried infant cereal products and nutritional supplement powders.

Polysorbate 80 is already permitted for use in Canada as an emulsifying, gelling, stabilizing or thickening agent in a variety of foods.

The results of the premarket assessment support the safety of polysorbate 80 for its requested uses. Consequently, Health Canada has enabled the use of polysorbate 80 described in the information document below by modifying the List of Permitted Food Additives with Other Accepted Uses, effective 13 August 2019. 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 any new scientific information relevant to the safety of this food additive.