Update to the List of Permitted Food Enzymes to Enable the Use of Protease Obtained from Fusarium venenatum WTY939-8-3 in the Manufacture of Hydrolyzed Animal, Milk and Vegetable Protein - NOM/ADM-0070
Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a detailed safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of protease obtained from Fusarium venenatum WTY939-8-3 in the manufacture of hydrolyzed animal, milk and vegetable protein. This protease is to be used for partial or extensive hydrolysis of animal, milk and vegetable proteins that will be used as ingredients in a variety of foods, including beverages. The enzyme is also intended for use in manufacturing protein hydrolysates that are to be used in infant formula and foods for special dietary use (e.g., formulated liquid diet).
Protease from other microbial sources is already permitted for use in Canada as a food enzyme in a variety of food products, including hydrolyzed animal, milk and vegetable protein.
The results of Health Canada’s evaluation of available scientific data support the safety and efficacy of protease obtained from Fusarium venenatum WTY939-8-3 when used as requested by the petitioner. Therefore, Health Canada has modified the List of Permitted Food Enzymes, effective March 30 2016.
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 Protease Obtained from Fusarium venenatum WTY939-8-3 in the Manufacture of Hydrolyzed Animal, Milk and Vegetable Protein - Document Reference number: NOM/ADM-0070, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading "hpfb BCS nom-adm-0070-eng".
Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing any new scientific information on the safety in use of any food additive, including protease from Fusarium venenatum. 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 “Protease from Fusarium venenatum" in the subject line of your e-mail.
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