Food Partner Network News Food additives play an important role in food safety, and more and more safe and reliable food additives are listed In the new approval list, certain approved varieties will also be cancelled or banned due to safety issues. Pay close attention to the legislative trends of food additives at home and abroad, which is of great significance to promoting the healthy development of my country’s import and export food trade. FoodPartner.com has previously introduced CAC, EU and US additive regulations. This article will briefly introduce Canadian additive regulations for your reference.
1. Legal basis
Canadian food additives are mainly regulated by C.R.C., c. 870″Food and Drug Regulations” and the corresponding marketing authorization system (MAs). The list of 15 food additives included in the marketing license is dynamically updated. After scientific evaluation and opinion solicitation, the update notices of related content are published on the website of Health Canada, and the relevant amendments are finally consolidated into the corresponding food additive list.
Two, additive definition range
Canada’s definition of food additives is:any chemical substance added during the entire production, storage and other stages of food to play a special process and not become part of the food. And does not affect the characteristics of the food itself. Canadian food additives do not include food ingredients like salt, sugar and starch, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, flavors and fragrances, pesticides, veterinary drugs or food packaging materials. In addition, processing aids do not belong to the category of food additives.
3. Additive function
The main functions of Canadian food additives include:anti-caking agent, bleaching agent, curing agent, dough improver, coloring agent, emulsifier, gelling agent, stabilizer, Thickeners, enzyme preparations, curing agents, polishes, sweeteners, acidity regulators, preservatives, chelating agents, starch modifiers, extractants, etc.
IV. List of food additives
The Canadian Food Additives Regulations are divided into 15 lists according to the functions of food additives. The lists specify the applicable food categories and use limits of food additives in detail. The following are Titles of 15 lists.
Table 1. List of Permitted Anticaking Agents (List of Permitted Anticaking Agents)
Table 2. List of Permitted Bleaching, Maturing or Dough Conditioning Agents span>
Table 3 List of Permitted Colouring Agents (List of Permitted Colouring Agents)
Table 4 List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing or Thickening Agents (List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing or Thickening Agents)
Table 5 List of Permitted Food Enzymes (List of Permitted Food Enzymes)
Table 6 List of Permitted Firming Agents (List of Permitted Firming Agents)
Table 7 List of Permitted Glazing or Polishing Agents (List of Permitted Glazing or Polishing Agents)
Table 8 List of Permitted Food Additives with Other Generally Accepted Uses
Table 9 List of Permitted Sweeteners (List of Permitted Sweeteners)
List of Permitted pH Adjusting Agents, Acid-Reacting Materials and Water Correcting Agents (List of Permitted pH Adjusting Agents, Acid-Reacting Materials and Water Correcting Agents) allowed in Table 10< /span>
List of Permitted Preservatives in Table 11
Table 12 List of Permitted Sequestering Agents (List of Permitted Sequestering Agents)
Table 13 List of Permitted Starch-Modifying Agents (List of Permitted Starch-Modifying Agents)
List of Permitted Yeast Foods in Table 14
Table 15 List of Permitted Carrier or Extraction Solvents (List of Permitted Carrier or Extraction Solvents)
5. Instructions for use
The Canadian food additives list includes the name, scope of application and conditions of use of food additives. There is no food classification system in the Canadian Food Additives Regulations, and the food in the table is not reflected. Obviously subordinate classification relationship. For food additives that are not involved in the Canadian Food and Drug Regulations and food additive marketing licenses, although there is no clear statement that they must not be used, the scope of the non-declaration is the default prohibited area, which must be reported in accordance with Part B.16.002 of the Food and Drug Regulations. After the Ministry of Health submits an application, the Ministry of Health examines and approves the application and issues a notice.
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