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Modification to the list of permitted food enzymes


Apr 21, 2022

Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a premarket safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of lipase from Mucor circinelloides f. circinelloides AE-LM in certain standardized cheeses, namely cheddar cheese and cheeses subject to the standard for (naming the variety) cheese.

Lipase from other sources is already permitted for use in Canada in these cheeses, and lipase from M. circinelloides f. circinelloides (previous name: Mucor javanicus) is also permitted for use in dairy-based flavouring preparations. However, prior to this Notice, M. circinelloides f. circinelloides AE-LM is a strain of this microorganism was not a permitted source for any food enzyme in Canada.


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