Three food additives to certain plant protein isolate-based products (ICS Codes: 67.220.20)
Notice of Modification to the Lists of Permitted Food Additives to Extend the Use of Three Food Additives to Certain Plant Protein Isolate-based Products. Language(s): English and French. Number of pages: 4
Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of each of three food additive submissions, seeking approval for the use of gellan gum, nisin and transglutaminase from Streptoverticillium mobaraense S-8112 in certain plant protein isolate-based products that resemble egg products. These food additives are already permitted for use in a variety of other foods in Canada.
The results of these premarket assessments support the safety and efficacy of these food additives for their requested use. Consequently, Health Canada has extended their use, and updated the name of the source for transglutaminase to "Streptomyces mobaraensis" to reflect its most recent taxonomic classification, as described in the information document below by modifying the List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing or Thickening Agents, List of Permitted Food Enzymes and Part 2 of the List of Permitted Preservatives, effective 22 July 2021.
The purpose of this communication is to publically announce the Department's decisions in this regard and to provide the appropriate contact information for inquiries or for those wishing to submit new scientific information relevant to the safety of these food additives.