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Modification to the list of permitted food enzymes


Feb 20, 2023

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 February 6, 2023.


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