CANADIAN FOOD ADDITIVES


The following is a list of food additives showing their corresponding Item reference along with a link to one of the 15 Lists of Permitted Food Additives tables where the food additive can be found. This reference is provided for the convenience of Food Suite® Subscribers.

Certain food additives are listed more than once as they may be permitted for other purposes, in other foods or at other maximum levels. A food additive must be used  for its noted purposes, in the food it is permitted to be used in and at a level not exceeding the maximum noted.


Table last updated: March 17, 2021 

FOOD ADDITIVE

ITEM

TABLE

1,2-Propylene glycol (1,2-propanediol)

19.

15

1,3-Butylene Glycol

3.

15

2-Nitropropane

18.

15

4-Hexylresorcinol

H.1

11.2

Acacia Gum

A.1

4

Acacia Gum

A.01

8

Acacia Gum modified with octenyl succinic anhydride (OSA)

A.1A

4

Acesulfame potassium

A.01

9

Acetic Acid

A.1

10

Acetic Acid

A.1

11.1

Acetic Anhydride

A.1

13

Acetone

1.

15

Acetone Peroxide

A.1

2

Acetylated Monoglycerides

A.2

4

Acetylated Monoglycerides

A.1

7

Acetylated Monoglycerides

A.1

8

Acetylated Tartaric Acid Esters of Mono- and Diglycerides

A.3

4

Adipic Acid

A.2

10

Adipic Acid

A.2

13

Advantame

A.02

9

Agar

A.4

4

Agar

A.1.01

8

Algin

A.5

4

Alginic Acid

A.6

4

Alkanet

1.

3

Allura Red

3.1

3

Allura Red

3.

3

Allura Red

9.

3

Allura Red

3.2

3

Sunset Yellow FCF

3.2

3

Aluminum Metal

1.

3

Aluminum Sulphate

A.1

6

Aluminum Sulphate

A.1.1

8

Aluminum Sulphate

A.3

13

Amaranth

3.

3

Aminopeptidase

A.02

5

Ammonium Alginate

A.7

4

Ammonium Aluminum Sulphate

A.2

6

Ammonium Aluminum Sulphate

A.3

10

Ammonium Bicarbonate

A.4

10

Ammonium Carbonate

A.5

10

Ammonium Carrageenan

A.8

4

Ammonium Citrate, dibasic

A.6

10

Ammonium Citrate, dibasic

A.1

12

Ammonium Citrate, monobasic

A.7

10

Ammonium Citrate, monobasic

A.2

12

Ammonium Furcelleran

A.9

4

Ammonium Hydroxide

A.8

10

Ammonium Persulphate

A.2

2

Ammonium Persulphate

A.2

8

Ammonium Phosphate, dibasic

A.9

10

Ammonium Phosphate, dibasic

A.2

14

Ammonium Phosphate, monobasic

A.10

10

Ammonium Phosphate, monobasic

A.3

14

Ammonium Salt of Phosphorylated Glyceride

A.9A

4

Ammonium Sulphate

A.4

14

Amylase

(i) β-Amylase

A.1

5

Amylase (maltogenic)

A.2

5

Annatto

1.

3

Annatto

1.1

3

Annatto

1.2

3

Annatto

1.3

3

Anthocyanins

1.

3

Arabino-galactan

A.10

4

Ascorbic Acid

A.2A

2

Ascorbic Acid

A.2

11.1

Ascorbic Acid

A.1

11.4

Ascorbyl Palmitate

A.2

11.4

Ascorbyl Stearate

A.3

11.4

Asparaginase

A.3

5

Aspartame

A.1

9

Aspartame, encapsulated to prevent degradation during baking

A.2

9

Azodicarbonamide

A.4

2

Baker's yeast Glycan

B.1

4

Beeswax

B.1

7

Beeswax

B.2

8

Beet Red

1.

3

Benzoic Acid

B.1

11.2

Benzoyl Peroxide

B.1

2

Benzoyl Peroxide

B.2.1

8

Benzyl Alcohol

2.

15

Bovine Rennet

B.1

5

Brilliant Blue FCF

9.

3

Brilliant Blue FCF

4.1

3

Brilliant Blue FCF

4.

3

Fast Green FCF

4.

3

Bromelain

B.2

5

Brominated vegetable oil

B.3

8

Butylated Hydro- xyanisole (a mixture of 2-tertiarybutyl-4- hydroxyanisole and 3-tertiarybutyl-4- hydroxyanisole)

B.1

11.4

Butylated Hydroxytoluene (3,5-ditertiarybutyl-4-hydroxytoluene)

B.2

11.4

Caffeine

C.1

8

Caffeine Citrate

C.2

8

Calcium Acetate

C.1

10

Calcium Acid Pyrophosphate

C.1A

10

Calcium Alginate

C.1

4

Calcium Aluminum Silicate

C.1

1

Calcium Ascorbate

C.1

11.1

Calcium Carbonate

C.2

4

Calcium Carbonate

C.3

8

Calcium Carbonate

C.2

10

Calcium Carbonate

C.1

14

Calcium Carbonate; Ground Limestone

14.

3

Calcium Carrageenan

C.3

4

Calcium Chloride

C.1

6

Calcium Chloride

C.3.01

8

Calcium Chloride

C.3

10

Calcium Chloride

C.2

14

Calcium Citrate

C.4

4

Calcium Citrate

C.2

6

Calcium Citrate

C.4

10

Calcium Citrate

C.1

12

Calcium Citrate

C.3

14

Calcium Disodium Ethylenediaminetetraacetate Calcium Disodium EDTA)

C.2

12

Calcium Fumarate

C.5

10

Calcium Furcelleran

C.5

4

Calcium Gluconate

C.6

4

Calcium Gluconate

C.3

6

Calcium Gluconate

C.6

10

Calcium Glycerophosphate

C.7

4

Calcium Hydroxide

C.7

10

Calcium Hypochlorite

C.1

13

Calcium Hypophosphite

C.8

4

Calcium Iodate

C.1

2

Calcium Lactate

C.3A

6

Calcium Lactate

C.3A

8

Calcium Lactate

C.8

10

Calcium Lactate

C.4

14

Calcium Oxide

C.4

8

Calcium Oxide

C.9

10

Calcium Peroxide

C.2

2

Calcium Phosphate dibasic

C.5

8

Calcium Phosphate tribasic

C.2

1

Calcium Phosphate, dibasic

C.9

4

Calcium Phosphate, dibasic

C.4

6

Calcium Phosphate, dibasic

C.10

10

Calcium Phosphate, dibasic

C.5

14

Calcium Phosphate, monobasic

C.5

6

Calcium Phosphate, monobasic

C.11

10

Calcium Phosphate, monobasic

C.4

12

Calcium Phosphate, monobasic

C.6

14

Calcium Phosphate, tribasic

C.10

4

Calcium Phosphate, tribasic

C.6

8

Calcium Phosphate, tribasic

C.12

10

Calcium Phosphate, tribasic

C.5

12

Calcium Phosphate, tribasic

C.7

14

Calcium Phytate

C.6

12

Calcium Propionate

C.1

11.3

Calcium saccharin

C.1

9

Calcium Silicate

C.3

1

Calcium Silicate

C.7

8

Calcium Sorbate

C.1

11.2

Calcium Sorbate

C.2

11.3

Calcium Stearate

C.4

1

Calcium Stearate

C.8

8

Calcium Stearoyl- 2-Lactylate

C.9

8

Calcium Stearoyl-2-Lactylate

C.3

2

Calcium Sulphate

C.11

4

Calcium Sulphate

C.6

6

Calcium Sulphate

C.10

8

Calcium Sulphate

C.13

10

Calcium Sulphate

C.8

14

Calcium Tartrate

C.12

4

Candelilla Wax

C.2

7

Canthaxanthin

1.

3

Canthaxanthin

1.2

3

Caramel

2.

3

Carbon Black

1.

3

Carbon Dioxide

C.11

8

Carbon Dioxide

C.13A

10

Carbon Dioxide

3.1

15

Carboxymethyl Cellulose

C.13

4

Carboxymethyl Cellulose, cross-linked (Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose, cross-linked)

C.11.1

8

Carboxypeptidase

C.01

5

Carnauba Wax

C.1

7

Carnauba Wax

C.11.2

8

Carnobacterium divergens M35

C.1A

11.2

Carnobacterium maltaromaticum CB1

C.2

11.2

Carob Bean Gum

C.14

4

Carotene

1.

3

Carotene

1.2

3

Carotene

1.3

3

Carotene

1.4

3

Carrageenan

C.15

4

Castor Oil

C.12

8

Castor Oil

4.

15

Catalase

C.1

5

Cellulase

C.2

5

Cellulose

C.5

1

Cellulose Gum

C.17

4

Cellulose, Powdered

C.13.1

8

Charcoal

1.

3

Chlorine

C.4

2

Chlorine Dioxide

C.5

2

Chloropentafluoroethane

C.14A

8

Chlorophyll

1.

3

Chlorophyll

1.3

3

Chymosin

(i) Chymosin A

(ii) Chymosin B

(iii) Chymosin

C.3

5

Citric Acid

C.15

8

Citric Acid

C.14

10

Citric Acid

C.1

11.4

Citric Acid

C.7

12

Citric Acid Esters of Mono- and Diglycerides

C.1.01

11.4

Citric Acid Esters of Mono- and Diglycerides

C.18

4

Citric Acid Esters of Mono- and Diglycerides

4.1

15

Citrus Red No. 2

5.

3

Cochineal

1.

3

Cochineal

1.5

3

Copper gluconate

C.16

8

Copper Sulphate

C.17

8

Cream of Tartar

C.15

10

Cyprosin

C.4

5

Dimethyl dicarbonate

D.1

11.3

Dimethylpolysiloxane Formulations

D.1

8

Dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate

D.3

8

Disodium Ethylenediaminetetraacetate (Disodium EDTA)

D.1

12

Epichlorohydrin

E.1

13

Erythorbic Acid

E.1

11.1

Erythritol

E.1

9

Erythrosine

3.

3

Erythrosine

3.3

3

Ethoxyquin

E.1

8

Ethyl Acetate

5.

15

Ethyl Alcohol (Ethanol)

6.

15

Ethyl alcohol denatured with methanol

6.A

15

Ethyl lauroyl arginate

E.1

11.2

Ethylene Oxide

E.2

8

Ferrous Gluconate

F.1

8

Ferrous Sulphate

F.1

14

Ficin

F.1

5

Fumaric Acid

F.1

10

Furcelleran

F.1

4

Gelatin

G.1

4

Gelatin

G.1

8

Gellan Gum

G.2

4

Glucanase

G.2

5

Glucoamylase (Amyloglucosidase; Acid maltase)

G.1

5

Gluconic Acid

G.1

10

Glucono delta lactone

G.2A

8

Glucono-delta-lactone

G.2

10

Glucose Isomerase

G.4

5

Glucose oxidase

G.3

5

Glutaminase

G.5

5

Glycerol

G.3

8

Glycerol (Glycerin)

8.

15

Glycerol ester of gum rosin

G.3.1

8

Glycerol ester of tall oil rosin

G.3.2

8

Glycerol ester of wood rosin

G.4

8

Glyceryl diacetate

9.

15

Glyceryl triacetate (Triacetin)

10.

15

Glyceryl tributyrate (Tributyrin)

11.

15

Glycine

G.1

12

Gold

7.

3

Guar Gum

G.3

4

Gum Arabic

G.4

4

Gum Arabic

G.1

7

Gum Benzoin

G.2

7

Gum Guaiacum

G.1

11.4

Hemicellulase

H.1

5

Hexane

12.

15

Hexose oxidase

H.2

5

Hydrochloric Acid

H.1

10

Hydrochloric Acid

H.1

13

Hydrogen Peroxide

H.1

8

Hydrogen Peroxide

H.2

13

Hydrogenated starch hydrolysates

H.1

9

Hydroxylated Lecithin

H.1

4

Hydroxypropyl Cellulose

H.1A

4

Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose

H.2

4

Ice Structuring Protein Type III HPLC 12 from Saccharomyces cerevisiae CEN.PK K338

I.1

8

Indigotine

3.

3

Inulinase

I.01

5

Invertase

I.1

5

Irish Moss Gelose

I.1

4

Iron Oxide

1.

3

Iron oxide

1.6

3

Iso-Ascorbic Acid

I.1

11.1

Isobutane

I.

8

Isomalt

I.1

9

Isopropyl alcohol (Isopropanol)

13.

15

Karaya Gum

K.1

4

Lactase

L.1

5

Lactic Acid

L.1

10

Lactitol

L.1

9

Lactococcus lactis DSM 11037

L.01

8

Lactylated Mono- and Di-glycerides

L.1

4

Lactylic Esters of Fatty Acids

L.1A

4

Lactylic Esters of Fatty Acids

L.1

8

Lanolin

L.2

8

L-Cysteine

C.1.1

11.4

L-Cysteine Hydrochloride

C.6

2

L-Cysteine Hydrochloride

C.2

11.4

Lecithin

L.2

4

Lecithin

L.3

8

Lecithin

L.1

11.4

Lecithin Citrate

L.2

11.4

Leuconostoc carnosum 4010

L.1

11.2

Lipase

L.2

5

Lipoxidase

L.3

5

L-Leucine

L.4

8

L-Lysine Monohydrochloride

L.5

8

Locust Bean Gum

L.3

4

Lycopene Extract from Tomato

13.

3

Lysozyme

L.4

5

Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

M.1

8

Magnesium Carbonate

M.1

1

Magnesium Carbonate

M.2

8

Magnesium Carbonate

M.2

10

Magnesium Chloride

M.1

4

Magnesium Chloride

M.2A

8

Magnesium Citrate

M.3

10

Magnesium Fumarate

M.4

10

Magnesium Hydroxide

M.5

10

Magnesium Oxide

M.2

1

Magnesium Oxide

M.6

10

Magnesium Phosphate

M.6A

10

Magnesium Silicate

M.3

1

Magnesium Silicate

M.1

7

Magnesium Silicate

M.3

8

Magnesium Stearate

M.4

1

Magnesium Stearate

M.4

8

Magnesium Sulphate

M.4A

8

Magnesium Sulphate