Health Canadaâs Food Directorate completed a detailed premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of Spirulina extract as a food colouring agent in various foods. The results of the premarket assessment support the safety of Spirulina extract for its use as a colouring agent in a variety of foods. Consequently, Health Canada intends to enable the use of Spirulina extract by modifying the List of Permitted Colouring Agents as described in the information document referenced below.
The purpose of this communication is to publically announce the Department's intention 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.
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