Notice - Notification of WTO Members: Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Food Enzymes to enable the use of Glutaminase from Bacillus licheniformis SJ13263 in various foods.
||Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Food Enzymes to enable the use of Glutaminase from Bacillus licheniformis SJ13263 in various foods.
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 by modifying the List of Permitted Food Enzymes, effective 4 October 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.
||Glutaminase from Bacillus licheniformis SJ13263 in various foods (ICS Code: 67.220.20)