Update to the List of Permitted Food Enzymes to Enable the Use of Glucose Oxidase from Aspergillus niger ZGL528-72 in Grain and Unstandardized Bakery Products - NOM/ADM-0087
Health Canada received a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of glucose oxidase from Aspergillus niger ZGL528-72 in bread, flour, whole wheat flour and unstandardized bakery products.
Glucose oxidase from Aspergillus niger is already permitted for use as a food enzyme in bread, flour, whole wheat flour and unstandardized bakery products. However, Aspergillus niger ZGL528-72 is not an approved source organism for any enzyme on the List of Permitted Food Enzymes.
The results of Health Canada's evaluation of available scientific data support the safety and efficacy of glucose oxidase from A. niger ZGL528-72 when used as requested by the petitioner. Therefore, Health Canada has modified the List of Permitted Food Enzymes, effective March 9, 2017.
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.
To obtain an electronic copy of the Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Food Enzymes to Enable the Use of Glucose Oxidase from Aspergillus niger ZGL528-72 in Bread, Flour, Whole Wheat Flour, and Unstandardized Bakery Products - Document Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0087, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading "hpfb BCS nom-adm-0087-eng".
Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing any new scientific information on the safety in use of any food additive, including glucose oxidase from Aspergillus niger ZGL528-72. 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 word "glucose oxidase" in the subject line of your e-mail.
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