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Food additives or classes of food additives can only be used in certain foods. Health Canada's 15 lists of permitted food additives indicate which standardized and unstandardized foods can contain a given food additive.
There are specifications in the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR) for certain food additives. If there are no food additive specifications under the FDR, food additives must comply with specifications in the Food Chemicals Codex [B.01.045, FDR].
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