Xylanase from Aspergillus acidus RF7398 (ICS Code: 67.220.20)
Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Food Enzymes to Enable the Use of Xylanase from Aspergillus acidus RF7398 in Specified Flour and Flour Bakery Products - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0159. 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 xylanase from Aspergillus acidus RF7398 in bread, flour, whole wheat flour, pasta, and unstandardized bakery products.
Xylanase from other sources is already permitted for use in Canada as a food enzyme in the manufacture of all the foods of interest to the petitioner, other than pasta.
The results of the premarket assessment support the safety of xylanase from Aspergillus acidus RF7398 for its requested uses. Consequently, Health Canada has enabled the use of xylanase from this source described in the information document by modifying the List of Permitted Food Enzymes, effective 1 February 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 any inquiries or for those wishing to submit any new scientific information relevant to the safety of this food additive.