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Canada Informs WTO on Addition of Sodium Hydrogen Malate as a Food Additive

April 14, 2016

The Canadian government, through Health Canada, notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its Proposal to Enable the Use of a New Food Additive, Sodium Hydrogen Malate, as a Coating for Unstandardized Flavoring Preparations Used in Chewing Gum, Dry Beverage Mixes, Gelatin Dessert Powders and Unstandardized Confectionery.

The notice publicly announces the Department's decision to add the substance as a food additive and provides the appropriate contact information for any inquiries or for those wishing to submit any new scientific information relevant to the safety of this food additive.

The proposed date of adoption has yet to be set; the final date to submit comments is May 27, 2016.