Food Additives
How Food Additives are Regulated

This page is part of the Guidance Document Repository (GDR).

Looking for related documents?
Search for related documents in the Guidance Document Repository

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.

Date modified: