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#1 caroline2771

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 02:08 PM

Hi everyone, concerning the new CFIA rules which will be applied in 2021, does anyone know if dextrin (such as tapioca dextrin) is considered as sugar?  Do we need to group them with the sugar group? I know maltodextrin needs to be grouped with the sugars so I'm wondering. Thank you 



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Posted 11 February 2021 - 02:25 PM

Sugars-based ingredient

Sugars-based ingredient means, in respect of a prepackaged product,

  • (a) an ingredient that is a monosaccharide or disaccharide or a combination of these
  • (b) an ingredient that is a sweetening agent other than one referred to in paragraph (a); and
  • © any other ingredient that contains one or more sugars and that is added to the product as a functional substitute for a sweetening agent [B.01.001(1), FDR]
  • Dextrin is not on this list:
  • https://www.canada.c...sweeteners.html

I believe it would be classified as a starch not a sugar or sweetening agent by CFIA

Dextrins are a group of low-molecular-weight carbohydrates produced by the hydrolysis of starch or glycogen. ... Dextrins can be produced from starch using enzymes like amylases, as during digestion in the human body and during malting and mashing, or by applying dry heat under acidic conditions (pyrolysis or roasting).

 

Or maybe it really is a sweetening agent

 

Sugars-based ingredient

Sugars-based ingredient means, in respect of a prepackaged product,

  • (a) an ingredient that is a monosaccharide or disaccharide or a combination of these
  • (b) an ingredient that is a sweetening agent other than one referred to in paragraph (a); and
  • (c) any other ingredient that contains one or more sugars and that is added to the product as a functional substitute for a sweetening agent [B.01.001(1), FDR]

Did you send CFIA an email yet?  they're usually pretty good at responding.   You could also reach out to a food lab like MAXXAM as they may have a labelling department that can help


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Posted 11 February 2021 - 02:52 PM

Hi,

 

Thanks for your answer,

 

Yes I already wrote to the CFIA, I'm waiting on an answer so I was trying here since their answers are sometimes too long to get.

 

I also considered the dextrin as a starch but since we have to put maltodextrin in the sugar-based ingredients group, I was a little bit confused

 

Thanks again and have a nice day,



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Posted 11 February 2021 - 03:03 PM

it's because the maltose in malodextrin is a sugar alcohol I think


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Posted 11 February 2021 - 04:37 PM

I'm not sure since the sugar alcohol are not supposed to be in the sugar-based group



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Posted 07 March 2021 - 03:59 PM

I'm not sure since the sugar alcohol are not supposed to be in the sugar-based group


I wonder if you got the response from CFIA?

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Posted 08 March 2021 - 12:47 PM

I wonder if you got the response from CFIA?

No they didn't answered..

 

It takes forever 






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