Health Canada’s Food Directorate completed a detailed safety assessment of iodine for use as a supplemental ingredient in foods, under the Supplemented Foods regulatory framework. The results of this assessment support the safety of iodine. Consequently, Health Canada intends to enable the use of iodine by modifying the List of permitted supplemental ingredients as described in the Notice of Proposal information document referenced below.
The purpose of this communication is to publicly announce the Department's intention in this regard and to provide the appropriate contact information for any inquiries or for those wishing to submit new scientific information relevant to the safety of iodine when used as a supplemental ingredient in foods.
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