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Found 10 records similar to Health Canada's Proposal to Enable the Use of a New Food Additive, Lycopene Extract from Tomato, as a Food Colouring Agent in Various Foods
The food industry has for some time expressed interest in the use of Spirulina products to impart colour to foods. Health Canada’s Food Directorate received a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of Spirulina extract as a colouring agent in unstandardized confectionery at a maximum level of use of 2%.
Health Canada has conducted a re-evaluation of the food additive uses of the colouring agent amaranth, which is currently permitted at a maximum level of use of 300 parts per million (p.p.m.), singly or in combination with other specified synthetic colours, in a range of foods including bread, jams, concentrated fruit juice, flavoured milk, ice cream and tomato catsup.
This List of Permitted Colouring Agents sets out authorized food additives that are used to add or restore colour to a food.
Food additives are regulated in Canada under Marketing Authorizations (MAs) issued by the Minister of Health and the Food and Drug Regulations (Regulations). Approved food additives and their permitted conditions of use are set out in the Lists of Permitted Food Additives that are incorporated by reference in the MAs and published on the Canada.ca website.
This List of Permitted Firming Agents sets outs the authorized food additives that are used to make or keep a food firm or crisp.
This List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing or Thickening Agents sets out authorized food additives used to form or maintain a uniform emulsion of two or more phases in a food, impart a particular food texture through the formation of a gel, maintain a uniform dispersion of two or more ingredients in a food, or modify the viscosity of a food.
This List of Permitted Glazing or Polishing Agents sets out authorized food additives that, when applied to the external surface of a food, impart a shiny appearance or provide a protective coating.
This List of Permitted Sequestering Agents sets out authorized food additives that are used to control the availability of cations.
This List of Permitted Starch-Modifying Agents sets out authorized food additives that are used to modify the structural properties of a starch.
This List of Permitted Food Additives with Other Accepted Uses sets out authorized miscellaneous food additives.