Chymosin from Aspergillus niger DSM 32805 in certain dairy-based foods (ICS Codes: 67.220.20, 67.100.30, 67.100.10)
Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Food Enzymes to Enable the Use of Chymosin from Aspergillus niger DSM 32805 in Certain Dairy-based Foods. Language(s): English and French. Number of pages: 3 and 4
Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of chymosin from Aspergillus niger DSM 32805 in certain dairy-based foods.
Chymosins from sources other than A. niger DSM 32805 are already permitted for use in Canada as food enzymes in dairy-based foods.
The results of the premarket assessment support the safety of chymosin from A. niger DSM 32805 for its requested uses. 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 27 April 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.