Notice of Health Canada’s Proposal to Enable the Use of Glutaminase from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens GT2 as a Food Enzyme in Various Unstandardized Foods
Reference Number: NOP/ADP-0031
February 4, 2019
Health Canada’s Food Directorate completed a detailed safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of glutaminase from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens GT2 as a food enzyme in dairy-based flavouring preparations; hydrolyzed animal, milk and vegetable protein; yeast extract; and standardized egg products. The results of Health Canada’s evaluation of available scientific data support the safety and efficacy of glutaminase from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens GT2 for its requested uses. Therefore, Health Canada intends to modify the List of Permitted Food Enzymes as described in the information document referenced below.
The purpose of this communication is to publically announce the Department's intention in this regard and to provide the appropriate contact information for any inquiries or for those wishing to submit any new scientific information relevant to the safety of this food additive.
Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing any new scientific information on the safety in use of any food additive, including glutaminase from B. amyloliquefaciens GT2. Anyone wishing to submit new scientific information on the use of this food additive or to submit any inquiries may do so in writing, by regular mail or electronically. If you wish to contact the Food Directorate electronically, please use the words “glutaminase (NOP-0031)” in the subject line of your e-mail. Health Canada is able to consider information received by April 20, 2019, 75 days from the date of this posting.
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