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Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Food Enzymes to Enable the Use of Acid Prolyl Endopeptidase from Aspergillus niger GEP in Certain Foods

Canada

Nov 03, 2020

Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of acid prolyl endopeptidase (a type of protease) from Aspergillus niger GEP in brewers’ mash; ale, beer, light beer, malt liquor, porter, stout; distiller’s mash, and protein hydrolysates (hydrolyzed animal, milk and vegetable protein). In addition, the use of this enzyme from this source was also requested in cereal- and plant-derived ingredients which will be further used as ingredients in the manufacture of non-alcoholic plant-based beverages. 

The results of the premarket assessment support the safety of acid prolyl endopeptidase from A. niger GEP for its requested uses. Consequently, Health Canada has enabled the use of this enzyme from this source described in the information document below by modifying the List of Permitted Food Enzymes, effective October 9, 2020.

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