The new process is several steps shorter and the steps are significantly faster because the regulations no longer need to be changed every time a new food additive is approved.Instead, should the department determine that a food additive should be authorized (based on the results of the safety assessment and comments received), it's simply a matter of updating a list on the Health Canada web site in order to allow the use of the food additive in Canada. It is expected that the new process will save between 12 and 18 months.
Harper Government Takes Action To Improve Food Safety
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