Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of pectin lyase from Aspergillus niger Rung373 in various standardized and unstandardized foods.
Pectin lyase is a type of pectinase. Pectinase from other sources is already permitted for use in Canada in various standardized and unstandardized foods at a level consistent with Good Manufacturing Practice. However, the source organism A. niger Rung373 was not a permitted source for any food enzyme in Canada.
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