Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Food Enzymes to enable the use of Glutaminase from Bacillus licheniformis SJ13263 in various foods – Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0174 [2021-10-04]
Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of glutaminase from Bacillus licheniformis SJ13263 in bread; dairy-based flavouring preparation; flour; hydrolyzed animal, milk and vegetable protein; pasta; unstandardized bakery products; whole wheat flour; and yeast.
Glutaminase from another microbial source is already permitted for use in certain foods requested by the petitioner. Although B. licheniformis and numerous other strains of this bacterium are permitted sources for several food enzymes other than glutaminase in Canada, B. licheniformis SJ13263 was not already a permitted source for any food enzyme.
The results of the premarket assessment support the safety of glutaminase from B. licheniformis SJ13263 for its requested uses. Consequently, Health Canada has enabled the use of glutaminase from B. licheniformis SJ13263 described in the information document below by modifying the List of Permitted Food Enzymes, effective 10/04/2021.
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 Glutaminase from Bacillus licheniformis SJ13263 in Various Foods - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0174, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to email@example.com with the words "hpfb BCS nom-adm-0174-eng" in the subject line of your e-mail.
Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing new scientific information on the safety in use of any permitted food additive, including glutaminase from B. licheniformis SJ12363. 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 "glutaminase (NOM-0174)" in the subject line of your e-mail.
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