Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of gellan gum in flavoured coffee whiteners.
Gellan gum is already permitted for use in Canada as a stabilizing agent in a variety of foods at maximum levels of use up to 5,000 ppm.
The results of the premarket assessment supports the safety and the efficacy of gellan gum for its requested use. Consequently, Health Canada has extended the use of gellan gum as described in the information document below by modifying the List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing or Thickening Agents, effective June 03, 2022.
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