Use of Lactase from Bacillus subtilis DH617 in Lactose-reducing Enzyme Preparations and Certain Dairy Foods (ICS code: 67.220.20)
Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Food Enzymes to Enable the Use of Lactase from Bacillus subtilis DH617 in Lactose-reducing Enzyme Preparations and Certain Dairy Foods. 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 lactase from Bacillus subtilis DH617 in certain dairy foods.
Lactase from other sources is already permitted for use in Canada in lactose-reducing enzyme preparations and certain dairy products. Prior to this notice, B. subtilis DH617 was not a permitted source for any food enzyme in Canada.
The results of the premarket assessment support the safety of lactase from B. subtilis DH617 for its requested uses. Consequently, Health Canada has enabled the use of lactase from this source as described in the information document below by modifying the List of Permitted Food Enzymes, effective 6 February 2023.
The purpose of this communication is to publicly announce the Department's decision in this regard and to provide the appropriate contact information for those wishing to submit an inquiry or new scientific information relevant to the safety of this food additive.