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Review on permitted uses of aluminum-containing food additives


Mar 10, 2023

Health Canada's Food Directorate previously committed to a review of aluminum-containing food additives to ensure that dietary exposure to aluminum among Canadians continues to be within acceptable limits. The Department also communicated its intention to: identify an appropriate numerical maximum level of use for those aluminum-containing food additives that are currently permitted to be used in Canada at levels consistent with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP); and verify whether the current maximum levels of use are still appropriate. Furthermore, this re-evaluation aims to ensure that the approved aluminum-containing food additive uses are reflective of actual uses by the food industry in Canada, and to maintain up to date the entries in the Lists of Permitted Food Additives. To inform its review, the Department also consulted with the food industry to confirm which of these additives are still in use in foods sold in Canada.


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