Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Food Enzymes to Enable the Use of Pectin Lyase from Trichoderma reesei RF6199 in Various Foods
Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of pectin lyase from Trichoderma reesei RF6199 in various foods.
Pectin lyase from Aspergillus niger Rung373 is already permitted for use in Canada in various standardized and unstandardized foods at a level consistent with Good Manufacturing Practice. However, the source organism T. reesei RF6199 was not a permitted source for any food enzyme in Canada.
The results of the premarket assessment support the safety of pectin lyase from T. reesei RF6199 for its requested uses. Consequently, Health Canada has enabled the use of Pectin lyase from T. reesei RF6199 described in the information document below by modifying the List of Permitted Food Enzymes, effective September 23, 2022.
The purpose of this communication is to publically announce the Department's decision in this regard and to provide the appropriate contact information for those wishing to submit an inquiry or 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 Pectin Lyase from Trichoderma reesei RF6199 in Various Foods - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0190, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to email@example.com with the words "hpfb BCS nom-adm-0190-eng" in the subject line of your e-mail.
Contact InformationHealth Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing new scientific information on the safety in use of any permitted food additive, including pectin lyase from T. reesei RF6199. Anyone wishing to submit an inquiry or new scientific information on the use of this additive may do so in writing, by regular mail or electronically. If you wish to contact the Food Directorate electronically, please use the words "pectin lyase (NOM-0190)" in the subject line of your e-mail.
Bureau of Chemical Safety, Food Directorate
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Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9
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