Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of lactase from Kluyveromyces lactis DS 80496 in the manufacture of lactose-reducing enzyme preparations and in certain dairy foods.
Lactase from other sources is already permitted for use in Canada in the same foods requested by the petitioner. However, the new source organism, K. lactis DS 80496, was not a permitted source for any food enzyme in Canada. Health Canada has enabled the use of lactase from K. lactis DS 80496 as described in the information document below by modifying the List of Permitted Food Enzymes, effective February 2, 2022.
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