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.

Image credit: ©stock.adobe.com/au/sinhyu

Related News

Oat products may be coeliac-friendly, scientists say

Oats and products with oats in them may not be as bad for sufferers of coeliac disease and gluten...

Scientists recommend bioactives in dietary guidelines

Food scientists have recommended that bioactives be included in dietary guidelines as a means of...

Researchers work to understand virus-prone garlic

Queensland researchers are trying to understand how garlic can be infected with viruses but not...


  • All content Copyright © 2022 Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd