Food Partner Network News
In 2020, Health Canada issued a large number of food policies and regulations. In this regard, FoodPartner.com conducted an inventory and compiled ten major food policies for netizens to share.
1. The new Canadian regulations on fresh fruit and vegetable food safety officially come into effect
On January 15, 2020, the relevant requirements of the Canadian Food Safety Act (SFCR) on import, export or inter-provincial trade of fresh fruits or vegetables (FFV) were officially implemented. The requirements for FFV trading companies in the SFCR mainly include:1. Preventive control measures must be taken to effectively respond to food safety hazards (such as microbial contamination of food) and prevent contaminated and unqualified food from entering the market; 2. Develop written preventive controls Plan, record food risks and how to control the corresponding risks; 3. Establish traceability document requirements to realize the forward and backward traceability of food in the supply chain. At present, the new regulations for the lot number identification of pre-packaged FFV that are not packaged at the retail level have also come into effect, but relevant companies can still use existing packaging before January 15, 2021.
II. Canada approves a glucose oxidase for use in foods such as bread
On January 21, 2020, Health Canada issued Document NOM/ADM-0142, intending to amend the list of food enzymes allowed to be used, and approve glucose oxidase (Glucose Oxidase) bread from Aspergillus niger strain J39 , Flour, whole wheat flour, Italian pasta, unstandardized baked products, and some shredded cheese before packaging.
3. Canada approves the use of lycopene extract in certain beverages
On March 13, 2020, Health Canada issued Document NOM/ADM-0143, which intends to revise the list of allowed colors and approve certain non-carbonated sweet water-based beverages and Lycopene extract is used in sports drinks.
It is understood that lycopene extracted from tomatoes has been allowed to be used as a food coloring agent in various foods in Canada, including certain beverages. This revision will take effect on March 12, 2022.
IV. Canada approves the expansion of the use of dipotassium hydrogen phosphate
On April 8, 2020, Health Canada issued Document NOM/ADM-0145, approving the expansion of the use of Potassium phosphate dibasic.
According to the notice, the scope of use of dipotassium hydrogen phosphate has been expanded to the same food scope and use level as permitted for sodium phosphate dibasic. At present, dipotassium hydrogen phosphate has been allowed to be used as a food additive in various standardized and non-standardized foods in Canada. This revision will take effect from April 8, 2020.
V. Canada approves benzoic acid and its salts as preservatives in oyster sauce
On May 5, 2020, Health Canada issued Document NOM/ADM-0147, amending the list of permitted preservatives, and approving the use of Benzoic acid and its salts in Oyster Flavoured Sauce Used as a preservative.
According to the notification, oyster sauce is classified as a non-standardized fish product in Canada. The maximum amount of benzoic acid and its salts in oyster sauce is 1,000 ppm. This revision will take effect on May 5, 2022.
6. Canada approves the use of polysorbate 80 in ready-to-eat wheat grains
On June 15, 2020, Health Canada issued Document NOM/ADM-0148, amending the list of permitted emulsifiers, gelling agents, stabilizers and thickeners, and approving the use of polysorbate in ready-to-eat wheat grains Polysorbate 80 (polysorbate 80).
VII. The highest lead content in infant formula formulated by Canada is officially effective
On July 3, 2020, Health Canada issued the NOM/ADM C-2020-2 document, formulating the maximum lead content in concentrated infant formula and infant formula officially effective.
It is understood that on June 5, 2019, the maximum lead content in concentrated infant formula and infant formula proposed by Health Canada is 0.01 ppm. No new scientific information has been received for the solicitation of opinions, and this revision will take effect on July 3, 2020.
8. Canada approves the use of steviol glycosides in a variety of foods
On September 1, 2020, Health Canada issued Document NOM/ADM-0151, amending the list of permitted sweeteners and approving the use of steviol glycosides from Saccharomyces cerevisiae Y63348 in a variety of foods (Steviol Glycosides).
9. Canada approved a pectin lyase for use in various standardized and non-standardized foods
On September 23, 2020, Health Canada issued Document NOM/ADM-0154, intending to amend the list of permitted food enzymes and approve the pectin lyase from Aspergillus niger Rung373 for various standardization And non-standardized foods.
10. Canada approves a cellulase for a variety of foods
On October 22, 2020, Health Canada issued Document NOM/ADM-0156, which intends to amend the list of permitted food enzymes and approve cellulase from Trichoderma reesei QM9414 strain Used in standardized single-strength fruit juices, standardized and non-standardized pulps, and non-standardized fruit and vegetable products.
Food Partner Network reminds food export companies to pay close attention to changes in relevant Canadian policies, and take effective measures to respond in a timely manner to ensure the smooth development of trade.
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