Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of steviol glycosides from Yarrowia lipolytica VRM. This request was for the same foods where steviol glycosides from other sources is already permitted in Canada and at the same maximum levels of use allowed for those foods.
The results of the premarket assessment support the safety of steviol glycosides from Y. lipolytica VRM for the same uses as are already permitted for steviol glycosides from the other sources. Consequently, Health Canada has enabled the use of steviol glycosides from Y. lipolytica VRM described in the information document below by modifying the List of Permitted Sweeteners, effective July 22, 2021.
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