Recently, Canada issued a notification (G / SPS / N / CAN / 636), Health Canada announced information consultation on the approval of the food additive trisodium phosphate for certain standardized meat, poultry, seafood and freshwater products and non-standardized food. file. Health Canada received a proposal to require that, in cases where sodium pyrophosphate (quaternary sodium phosphate) and / or acid sodium pyrophosphate have been approved, trisodium phosphate is legally approved for standardized meat, poultry, and seafood And freshwater products and non-standardized food. Trisodium phosphate is a phosphate with different technical functions, which can replace other phosphate products that have been allowed to be used. In terms of disodium phosphate, the proposed maximum use standard for trisodium phosphate in standardized meat, poultry and seafood and freshwater animal products accounts for 0.5% of the total phosphate addition. When trisodium phosphate is used alone or in combination with other phosphates, the highest usage standard applies to trisodium phosphate. The use standard of non-standardized food is intended to be a use standard that conforms to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). These proposed maximum use standards are the same as other currently approved legal use standards for phosphates in these foods.
Health Canada completed a safety assessment to support the use of trisodium phosphate as described in the proposal for the use of food additives, and determined that there were no health or safety issues related to the prescribed use. The Ministry of Health determines that the applicant meets the food additive proposal requirements outlined in Section B.16.002 of the Food and Drug Regulations. Therefore, Health Canada plans to permit the legal use of trisodium phosphate as described in the technical consultation document.
The bulletin is currently seeking comments.