Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Preservatives to Enable the Use of Nisin as an Antimicrobial Preservative in or on Various Foods – Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0110

Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Preservatives to Enable the Use of Nisin as an Antimicrobial Preservative in or on Various Foods – Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0110

Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Preservatives to Enable the Use of Nisin as an Antimicrobial Preservative in or on Various Foods – Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0110

Background

Health Canada’s Food Directorate completed a detailed safety assessment of two food additive submissions seeking approval for the use of nisin, a new antimicrobial preservative, in or on various standardized and unstandardized foods. 

Health Canada published a Proposal to Enable the Use of a New Food Additive, Nisin, as an Antimicrobial Preservative in or on Various Foods [NOP/ADP-0028] on September 20, 2017. The proposal was open to the public for comment for 75 days. A summary of the comments and responses provided during this period is available in the information document referenced below.

As no safety concerns were raised through Health Canada’s assessment, the Department has enabled the use of the food additive nisin described in the information document below by updating Part 2 of the List of Permitted Preservatives, effective February 09, 2018.

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.

Information Document

To obtain an electronic copy of the Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Preservatives to Enable the Use of Nisin as an Antimicrobial Preservative in or on Various Foods – Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0110, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to publications@hc-sc.gc.ca with the subject heading “hpfb BCS nom-adm-0110-eng“.

Contact Information

Health Canada’s Food Directorate is committed to reviewing any new scientific information on the safety in use of any food additive, including nisin. Anyone wishing to submit new scientific information on the use of this additive or to submit any inquiries may do so in writing, by regular mail or electronically. If you wish to contact the Food Directorate electronically, please use the words “nisin (NOM-0110)” in the subject line of your e-mail.

Bureau of Chemical Safety, Food Directorate

Supporting Information

Food Additives

Published at Fri, 09 Feb 2018 11:25:00 -0500