FSANZ requests comments on new enzyme source

Monday, 08 November, 2021

FSANZ requests comments on new enzyme source

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has put out a call for comments regarding a currently used enzyme being produced from a new microbial source.

The enzyme, beta-fructofuranosidase, is already used in food production but an application has been submitted to FSANZ for it to be sourced from alternative microorganisms — specifically Aspergillus fijiensis.

The safety of the enzyme has already been established and the calls for comment specifically pertain to its production by a new bacterial strain, which is otherwise very similar to the currently utilised strains.

Click here if you need information on how to make a submission, while you can visit this link to go about submitting a comment regarding the enzyme at hand.

Submissions will close at 6 pm on 16 December, after which point FSANZ will consider the feedback and then consider whether the application for the enzyme will be approved or not.

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