Fy Protein™ - A nutritional fungi protein from Fusarium sp. strain flavolapis

In 2021, Health Canada received a submission to allow the sale of Fy Protein™, a nutritional fungi protein from Fusarium sp. strain flavolapis (also referred to as Fusarium strain flavolapis in the literature), for use as a food ingredient in a wide variety of foods.

In order to determine whether Fy Protein™ could be sold in Canada as food, scientists at Health Canada with expertise in molecular biology, toxicology, chemistry, and nutrition conducted a thorough analysis of the data and the protocols provided by the applicant to ensure the validity of the results. To ensure that Fy Protein™ is safe for consumption, the scientists considered how the product was developed, the intended uses, including its predicted dietary exposure in the Canadian population, its nutritional composition, and whether it could be toxic or cause allergic reactions.

Health Canada's assessment of Fy Protein™ was conducted according to the Guidelines for the Safety Assessment of Novel Foods. Following this assessment, it was determined that the proposed use of Fy Protein™ from Fusarium sp. strain flavolapis did not pose a nutritional, microbiological, toxicological, or allergenic risk to consumers.

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