Notice of Health Canada’s Proposal to Enable the Use of Protein-glutaminase from Chryseobacterium proteolyticum AE-PG as a Food Enzyme in Various Standardized and Unstandardized Foods – Reference Number: NOP/ADP-0030
October 10, 2018
The Federal Government completed a detailed safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of the food enzyme protein-glutaminase from Chryseobacterium proteolyticum AE-PG in various standardized and unstandardized foods. The results of Health Canada’s evaluation of available scientific data support the safety and efficacy of protein-glutaminase from C. proteolyticum AE-PG when used for these purposes. Therefore, Health Canada intends to modify the List of Permitted Food Enzymes as described in the information document referenced below.
The purpose of this communication is to publically announce the Department's intention in this regard and to provide the appropriate contact information for any inquiries or for those wishing to submit comments or any new scientific information relevant to the safety of this food additive.
Health Canada’s Proposal to Enable the Use of Protein-glutaminase from Chryseobacterium proteolyticum AE-PG as a Food Enzyme in Various Standardized and Unstandardized Foods – Reference Number: NOP/ADP-0030
Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing any new scientific information on the safety in use of any food additive, including protein-glutaminase from C. proteolyticum AE-PG. Anyone wishing to submit new scientific information on the use of this food additive or to submit any inquiries on this proposal may do so in writing, by regular mail or electronically. If you wish to contact the Food Directorate electronically, please use the words “protein-glutaminase (NOP-0030)” in the subject line of your e mail. Health Canada is able to consider information received by December 23, 2018, 75 days from the date of this posting.
Bureau of Chemical Safety, Food Directorate
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Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0L2
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