Lysophospholipase from Trichoderma reesei RF7206 (ICS Codes: 67.220.20; 67.180)
Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Food Enzymes to Enable the Use of Lysophospholipase from Trichoderma reesei RF7206 in the Production of Sugars and Dextrins from Starch - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0172. 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 lysophospholipase from Trichoderma reesei RF7206 in starch used in the production of dextrins, dextrose, fructose syrups and solids, glucose (glucose syrup), glucose solids (dried glucose syrup), or maltose.
Lysophospholipase is a type of phospholipase. Phospholipase from other microbial sources is already permitted for use in Canada as a food enzyme in certain foods, but not in the production of sugars and dextrins from starch. In addition, T. reesei RF7206 was not already a permitted source for any food enzyme in Canada.
The results of the premarket assessment support the safety of lysophospholipase from T. reesei RF7206 for its requested use. Consequently, Health Canada has enabled the use of lysophospholipase from T. reesei RF7206 described in the information document by modifying the List of Permitted Food Enzymes, effective 10 August 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 inquiries or for those wishing to submit new scientific information relevant to the safety of this food additive.