Protease from Trichoderma reesei RF8963 (ICS Codes: 67.220.20)
Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Food Enzymes to Enable the Use of Protease from Trichoderma reesei RF8963 in Hydrolyzed Animal, Milk and Vegetable Protein - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0150. Language(s): English and French. Number of pages: 3
Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of protease (serine protease) from Trichoderma reesei RF8963 in hydrolyzed animal, milk and vegetable protein.
Proteases from sources other than T. reesei are already permitted for use in Canada as food enzymes in various foods, including hydrolyzed animal, milk and vegetable protein.
The results of the premarket assessment support the safety of protease from T. reesei RF8963 for its requested use. Consequently, Health Canada has enabled the use of protease from T. reesei RF8963 described in the information document by modifying the List of Permitted Food Enzymes, effective 27 August 2020.
The purpose of this communication is to publically announce the Department's decision in this regard and to provide the appropriate contact information for any inquiries or for those wishing to submit any new scientific information relevant to the safety of this food additive.