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Notice of Proposal to Enable the Use of Tripotassium Phosphate (Potassium Phosphate, Tribasic), Potassium Tripolyphosphate, Sodium Potassium Tripolyphosphate and Sodium Potassium Hexametaphosphate in Various Standardized and Unstandardized Foods

Background

Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a detailed safety assessment of five food additive submissions, that together, seek approval for the use of tripotassium phosphate (potassium phosphate, tribasic), potassium tripolyphosphate, sodium potassium tripolyphosphate and sodium potassium hexametaphosphate in those foods where trisodium phosphate (sodium phosphate, tribasic), sodium tripolyphosphate and sodium hexametaphosphate are already permitted.

As no safety concerns were raised through this assessment, it is the intention of Health Canada to enable these food additives, as described in the information document. The purpose of this communication is to publically announce the Department's intention in this regard and to provide the appropriate contact information for any inquiries or for those wishing to submit any new scientific information relevant to the safety of these food additives.

Information Document

Health Canada's Proposal to Enable the Use of Tripotassium Phosphate (Potassium Phosphate, Tribasic), Potassium Tripolyphosphate, Sodium Potassium Tripolyphosphate and Sodium Potassium Hexametaphosphate in Various Standardized and Unstandardized Foods

Contact Information

Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing any new scientific information on the safety in use of any food additive, including tripotassium phosphate (potassium phosphate, tribasic), potassium tripolyphosphate, sodium potassium tripolyphosphate and sodium potassium hexametaphosphate. Anyone wishing to submit new scientific information on the use of these food additives or to submit any inquiries may do so in writing, by regular mail or electronically. If you wish to contact the Food Directorate electronically, please use the word "phosphates" in the subject line of your e-mail. Health Canada is able to consider information received by November 24, 2014, 75 days from the date of this posting.

Bureau of Chemical Safety, Food Directorate
251 Sir Frederick Banting Driveway
Tunney's Pasture, PL: 2202C
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0L2
E-mail: bcs-bipc@hc-sc.gc.ca

Supporting Information

Food Additives