Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a detailed safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of alpha-amylase obtained from Pseudomonas fluorescens DC88 as a food enzyme in distillers' mash and in starch used in the production of dextrins, maltose, dextrose, glucose (glucose syrup) or glucose solids (dried glucose syrup).
Amylase from other sources is already permitted for use in Canada as a food enzyme used in distillers' mash and in starch used in the production of dextrins, maltose, dextrose, glucose (glucose syrup) or glucose solids (dried glucose syrup).
The results of Health Canada's evaluation of available scientific data support the safety and efficacy of alpha-amylase obtained from Pseudomonas fluorescens DC88 when used as requested by the petitioner. Therefore, Health Canada has modified the List of Permitted Food Enzymes, effective January 4 2016.
The purpose of this communication is to publically announce the Department's decision in this regard and to provide the appropriate contact information for any inquiries or for those wishing to submit any new scientific information relevant to the safety of this food additive.
To obtain an electronic copy of the Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Food Enzymes to Enable the Use of Amylase Obtained from Pseudomonas fluorescens DC88 in Distillers' Mash and in Starch used in the Production of Dextrins, Maltose, Dextrose, Glucose (Glucose Syrup) or Glucose Solids (Dried Glucose Syrup) - Document Reference number: NOM/ADM-0063, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to email@example.com with the subject heading "hpfb BCS nom-adm-0063-eng".
Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing any new scientific information on the safety in use of any food additive, including alpha-amylase obtained from Pseudomonas fluorescens DC88. Anyone wishing to submit new scientific information on the use of this food additive or to submit any inquiries may do so in writing, by regular mail or electronically. If you wish to contact the Food Directorate electronically, please use the words "Amylase obtained from Pseudomonas fluorescens DC88" in the subject line of your e-mail.