Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Food Enzymes to Enable the Use of Lysophospholipase from Trichoderma reesei RF7206 in the Production of Sugars and Dextrins from Starch

Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0172 [2021-08-10]

Background

Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of lysophospholipase from Trichoderma reesei RF7206 in starch used in the production of dextrins, dextrose, fructose syrups and solids, glucose (glucose syrup), glucose solids (dried glucose syrup), or maltose.

Lysophospholipase is a type of phospholipase. Phospholipase from other microbial sources is already permitted for use in Canada as a food enzyme in certain foods, but not in the production of sugars and dextrins from starch. In addition, T. reesei RF7206 was not already a permitted source for any food enzyme in Canada.

The results of the premarket assessment support the safety of lysophospholipase from T. reesei RF7206 for its requested use. Consequently, Health Canada has enabled the use of lysophospholipase from T. reesei RF7206 described in the information document below by modifying the List of Permitted Food Enzymes , effective August 10, 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 inquiries or for those wishing to submit new scientific information relevant to the safety of this food additive.

Information Document

To obtain an electronic copy of the Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Food Enzymes to Enable the Use of Lysophospholipase from Trichoderma reesei RF7206 in the Production of Sugars and Dextrins from Starch - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0172, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to hc.publications-publications.sc@canada.ca with the words "hpfb BCS nom-adm-0172-eng" in the subject line of your e-mail.

Contact Information

Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing new scientific information on the safety in use of any permitted food additive, including lysophospholipase from T. reesei RF7206. Anyone wishing to submit new scientific information on the use of this additive or to submit inquiries on this modification may do so in writing, by regular mail or electronically. If you wish to contact the Food Directorate electronically, please use the words " lysophospholipase (NOM-0172)" in the subject line of your e-mail.

Bureau of Chemical Safety, Food Directorate
251 Sir Frederick Banting Driveway
Tunney's Pasture, PL: 2202C
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9
E-mail: hc.bcs-bipc.sc@canada.ca

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