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Safety assessment of acetic acid in the manufacture of 2'-fucosyllactose published


Feb 28, 2023

Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking authorization for the use of acetic acid as a crystallization aid and washing agent in the manufacture of 2'-fucosyllactose (2'-FL), which is to be used as an ingredient in infant formula and nutritional supplements for children 1 to 3 years of age (12-47 months).

Acetic acid is already permitted for use in Canada in various foods as a pH adjusting agent or as a preservative.

The results of the premarket assessment support the safety of acetic acid for its described use in the manufacture of 2'-FL. Consequently, Health Canada has extended the use of this food additive as described in the information document below by modifying the List of Permitted Food Additives with Other Accepted Uses, effective February 27, 2023.


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