Canada Allows the Use of Potassium Polyaspartate as a Food Additive in Wine

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On February 22, 2021, Health Canada’s Food Directorate issued the legislative amendment “Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Food Additives with Other Accepted Uses to Enable the Use of Potassium Polyaspartate in Wine”. The use of potassium polyaspartate was approved to inhibit the formation of bitartrate crystals in wine.

The amendment highlights the following focal points and must be implemented as follows:

  • The requested maximum level of use of potassium polyaspartate in wine is 0.01%.
  • The results of the Food Directorate’s evaluation of scientific data support the safety and efficacy of potassium polyaspartate for use to inhibit crystal formation in wine.
  • The assessment did not identify any food safety concerns with the use of this additive with respect to allergenicity, chemistry, microbiology, nutrition, or toxicology.

The above modification is in force from February 22, 2021.

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