Food Additives
How Food Additives are Regulated

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Health Canada regulates food additive use under the FDR and associated Marketing Authorizations (MA). The CFIA is responsible for the enforcement of these regulations and MAs.

If the lists of permitted food additives do not allow for a particular use of a food additive, a manufacturer may file a food additive submission with Health Canada in order to use that food additive in foods sold in Canada. For additional information, refer to Health Canada's Guide for the Preparation of Submissions on Food Additives.

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