Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Food Enzymes to Enable the Use of Maltogenic alpha-Amylase from Bacillus subtilis RF12029 in Bread, Flour, Whole Wheat Flour, and Unstandardized Bakery Products - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0125 [2018-11-08]

Background

Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a detailed safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of maltogenic alpha-amylase from Bacillus subtilis RF12029 in the manufacture of bread, flour, whole wheat flour, and unstandardized bakery products.

Maltogenic alpha-amylase from other source organisms is already specifically permitted for use as a food enzyme in Canada in the manufacture of all the foods of interest to the petitioner.

As no safety concerns were identified through Health Canada‚Äôs assessment, the Department has enabled the use of the food additive maltogenic alpha-amylase from B. subtilis RF12029 as described in the information document below by modifying the List of Permitted Food Enzymes, effective November 8, 2018.

The purpose of this communication is to publically announce the Department's decision 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.

Information Document

To obtain an electronic copy of the Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Food Enzymes to Enable the Use of Maltogenic alpha-Amylase from Bacillus subtilis RF12029 in Bread, Flour, Whole Wheat Flour, and Unstandardized Bakery Products - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0125, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to hc.publications-publications.sc@canada.ca with the subject heading "hpfb BCS nom-adm-0125-eng".

Contact Information

Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing any new scientific information on the safety in use of any food additive, including maltogenic alpha-amylase from B. subtilis RF12029. Anyone wishing to submit new scientific information on the use of this 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 "maltogenic amylase (NOM-0125)" in the subject line of your e-mail.

Bureau of Chemical Safety, Food Directorate

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