Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Food Enzymes to Enable the Use of Lactase from Kluyveromyces lactis DS 80496 in Lactose-reducing Enzyme Preparations and in Certain Dairy Foods
Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0179 [2022-02-02]
Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of lactase from Kluyveromyces lactis DS 80496 in the manufacture of lactose-reducing enzyme preparations and in certain dairy foods.
Lactase from other sources is already permitted for use in Canada in the same foods requested by the petitioner. However, the new source organism, K. lactis DS 80496, was not a permitted source for any food enzyme in Canada.
The results of the premarket assessment support the safety of lactase from K. lactis DS 80496 for its requested uses. Consequently, Health Canada has enabled the use of lactase from K. lactis DS 80496 as described in the information document below by modifying the List of Permitted Food Enzymes, effective February 2, 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 Lactase from Kluyveromyces lactis DS 80496 in Lactose-reducing Enzyme Preparations and in Certain Dairy Foods - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0179, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words "hpfb BCS nom-adm-0179-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 lactase from K. lactis DS 80496. 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 "lactase (NOM-0179)" in the subject line of your e-mail.
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