If a substance is classified as a food additive, it must be one found in one of the 15 food additive tables, (Lists of Permitted Food Additives). This stuff is not easy to navigate. Food additives may be listed more than once, even for the same purpose. Bottom line, a food additive may only be used in the foods noted in the table, for the function noted and at a level not exceeding the maximum posted. Good luck! Need to learn more, consider our Canadian Food Ingredient Labelling course.
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Health Canada maintains an inventory of Noticies or Proposal (NOP) and Notices of Modification (NOM) at Notices of Proposal and Notices of Modification.