Cellulase from Trichoderma reesei QM9414 (ICS Codes: 67.220.20)
Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Food Enzymes to Enable the Use of Cellulase from Trichoderma reesei QM9414 in Apricot, Peach and Pear Nectars and Unstandardized Fruit and Vegetable Products - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0156. Language(s): English and French. Number of pages: 4
Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of cellulase from Trichoderma reesei QM9414 in standardized single-strength fruit juices, standardized and unstandardized fruit nectars, and unstandardized fruit and vegetable products.
Cellulase from T. reesei QM9414 is already permitted for use in Canada as a food enzyme in standardized single-strength fruit juices, so this requested use did not require further consideration by Health Canada.
However, cellulase from T. reesei QM9414 is not permitted for use in standardized fruit nectars or more broadly in the manufacture of unstandardized fruit and vegetable products (including unstandardized fruit nectars). The results of the premarket assessment support the safety of cellulase from T. reesei QM9414 for these uses and as requested by the petitioner. Consequently, Health Canada has enabled the use of this enzyme from this source described in the information document by modifying the List of Permitted Food Enzymes, effective 22 October 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.