Normativa otros paísesAgo. 19, 2011
Canadá: autorización provisional para el uso de ácido cítrico como agente para ajustar el pH en conservas de choclos baby
5 August 2011
|Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures||Original: English/
|1.||Notifying Member: Canada
If applicable, name of local government involved:
|2.||Agency responsible: Health Canada|
|3.||Products covered (provide tariff item number(s) as specified in national schedules deposited with the WTO; ICS numbers should be provided in addition, where applicable): Canned cut baby corn (ICS Codes: 67.060, 67.220)|
|4.||Regions or countries likely to be affected, to the extent relevant or practicable:
[X] All trading partners
[ ] Specific regions or countries:
|5.||Title of the notified document: Interim Marketing Authorization regarding the use of citric acid as a pH-adjusting agent in canned cut baby corn Language(s): English and French Number of pages: 1|
|6.||Description of content: Health Canada has received a submission to permit the use of citric acid as a pH-adjusting agent in canned cut baby corn at a maximum level of use of 0.03 per cent. Evaluation of available data supports the safety and effectiveness of citric acid as a pH-adjusting agent in the production of this food product.
Therefore, it is the intention of Health Canada to recommend that the Regulations be amended to permit the use of citric acid as a pH-adjusting agent in the production of canned cut baby corn at a maximum level of use consistent with good manufacturing practice.
As a means to improve the responsiveness of the regulatory system, an Interim Marketing Authorization is being issued to permit the immediate use of citric acid, as indicated above, while the regulatory process is undertaken to amend the Regulations.
The proposed regulatory amendments would be enabling measures to allow the sale of additional foods containing citric acid as a pH-adjusting agent. The amendments are supported by the safety assessment and would have low impact on the economy and on the environment. Consequently, the regulatory amendments may proceed directly to final approval and publication in the Canada Gazette, Part II.
|7.||Objective and rationale: [X] food safety, [ ] animal health, [ ] plant protection, [ ] protect humans from animal/plant pest or disease, [ ] protect territory from other damage from pests.|
|8.||Is there a relevant international standard? If so, identify the standard:
[ ] Codex Alimentarius Commission (e.g. title or serial number of Codex standard or related text)
[ ] World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) (e.g. Terrestrial or Aquatic Animal Health Code, chapter number)
[ ] International Plant Protection Convention (e.g. ISPM number)
Does this proposed regulation conform to the relevant international standard?
[ ] Yes [ ] No
If no, describe, whenever possible, how and why it deviates from the international standard:
|9.||Other relevant documents and language(s) in which these are available: Canada Gazette, Part I, 30 July 2011, Page 2511 (available in English and French)|
|10.||Proposed date of adoption (dd/mm/yy): Immediate for this IMA. For the final regulation, normally within 12-18 months of publication of the Notice of Interim Marketing Authorization in the Canada Gazette, Part I, 30 July 2011.
Proposed date of publication (dd/mm/yy):
|11.||Proposed date of entry into force: [ ] Six months from date of publication, and/or (dd/mm/yy): Immediate for this IMA. For the final regulation, normally within 12-18 months of publication of the Notice of Interim Marketing Authorization in the Canada Gazette, Part I, 30 July 2011.
[ ] Trade facilitating measure
|12.||Final date for comments: [ ] Sixty days from the date of circulation of the notification and/or (dd/mm/yy): 13 October 2011
Agency or authority designated to handle comments: [ ] National Notification Authority, [X] National Enquiry Point. Address, fax number and e‑mail address (if available) of other body:
|13.||Texts available from: [ ] National Notification Authority, [X] National Enquiry Point. Address, fax number and e‑mail address (if available) of other body:
The electronic version of the regulatory text can be downloaded at: