Food Additives are ingredients that serve to assist in the manufacturing of the food. Some examples of categories of Food Additives include Anti-Caking Agents, Food Enzymes, Extraction Solvents, Colouring Agents.
To add a new Food Additive a dossier must be prepared with scientific evidence to support the rationale for Health Canada to accept the additive. Processing time can be lengthy taking up to 2 years for No Objection response to come through. Each new food additive submitted is posted on Health Canada’s website for public feedback. When the additive has been accepted and added to the list of additives on Health Canada’s website a Notice of Modification will be posted on the Additives webpage.