Pectin lyase from Aspergillus niger Rung373 (ICS Codes: 67.220.20)
Notice of modification to the List of Permitted Food Enzymes to enable the use of pectin lyase from Aspergillus niger Rung373 in various standardized and unstandardized foods - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0154. Language(s): English and French. Number of pages: 4 and 5
Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of pectin lyase from Aspergillus niger Rung373 in various standardized and unstandardized foods.
Pectin lyase is a type of pectinase. Pectinase from other sources is already permitted for use in Canada in various standardized and unstandardized foods at a level consistent with Good Manufacturing Practice. However, the source organism A. niger Rung373 was not a permitted source for any food enzyme in Canada.
The results of the premarket assessment support the safety of pectin lyase from A. niger Rung373 for use in various standardized and unstandardized foods. Consequently, Health Canada has enabled the uses of pectin lyase from A. niger Rung373 described in the information document by modifying the List of Permitted Food Enzymes, effective 23 September 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.