Call for comment on an enzyme processing aid

Wednesday, 28 October, 2020

Call for comment on an enzyme processing aid

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is calling for comment on an application to allow an existing enzyme processing aid to be produced from a new source in the Food Standards Code.

FSANZ CEO Mark Booth said the applicant seeks approval to produce the enzyme — beta-amylase — from soybeans.

“If approved, the processing aid will be used in the production of maltose syrup (a type of sweetener that is added to food). After undertaking a risk assessment, we found no safety concerns from using this new source of beta-amylase, which has a long history of safe use,” Booth said.

“As this processing aid will be used at low levels, we found it is either not present in the final food or present in insignificant quantities.”

To have your say, see the FSANZ call for comment page. Submissions close at 6 pm (Canberra time), 8 December 2020.

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