Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Food Enzymes to Enable the Use of Glucose Oxidase from Aspergillus niger J39 in Various Foods - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0142 [2020-01-21]
Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of glucose oxidase from Aspergillus niger J39 in bread, flour, whole wheat flour, pasta, unstandardized bakery products, and in certain shredded cheeses just prior to their packaging.
Glucose oxidase from other A. niger strains is already permitted for use in Canada as a food enzyme in the same foods as those of interest to the petitioner other than shredded cheese.
The results of the premarket assessment support the safety of glucose oxidase from A. niger J39 for its requested uses and its efficacy for use in shredded cheeses (a new type of food for this food enzyme). Consequently, Health Canada has enabled the use of glucose oxidase from this source described in the information document below by modifying the List of Permitted Food Enzymes, effective January 21, 2020.
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 J39 in Various Foods- Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0142, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to email@example.com with the words "hpfb BCS nom-adm-0142-eng" in the subject line of your e-mail.
Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing any new scientific information on the safety in use of any permitted food additive, including glucose oxidase from A. niger J39. Anyone wishing to submit new scientific information on the use of this additive or to submit any inquiries on this notice of modification may do so in writing, by regular mail or electronically. If you wish to contact the Food Directorate electronically, please use the words "glucose oxidase (NOM-0142)" in the subject line of your e-mail.
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