Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Preservatives to Enable the Use of Benzoic Acid and its Salts in Oyster Flavoured Sauce - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0147
Jun 01, 2020
On occasion, Health Canada may identify the need to make changes to the Lists of Permitted Food Additives in order to correct minor errors, to adjust wording in the interest of clarity, to ensure consistency in terminology, or to make changes that are required as a consequence of amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations (Regulations) or emerging scientific developments related to the effectiveness and/or safety of an approved food additive.
Health Canada's Food Directorate received a request seeking approval for the use of sodium benzoate as a preservative used at a maximum level of 1,000 ppm in oyster-flavoured sauce. Oyster-flavoured sauce is regulated as an unstandardized fish product in Canada, and consequently, is not permitted to contain either benzoic acid or salts of benzoic acid due to the exception captured under subitem B.1(2) of Part 2 of the List of Permitted Preservatives.
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