FSANZ calls for submissions on a new processing enzyme

Monday, 26 September, 2016

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is seeking submissions on an application to allow a new enzyme, known as Oryzin, to be added to the Food Standards Code as an approved processing aid.

FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Steve McCutcheon said Amano Enzyme Inc had submitted the application for approval of the enzyme, derived from A. melleus, which has a long history of safe use overseas as the production organism for a number of processing aids.

“Oryzin is intended for use in baking and aids in the processing of dairy, egg, meat and fish products. It can also be used for processing yeast and proteins and may result in improved flavour and digestive properties,” he said.

“After reviewing the available data, FSANZ has determined that there are no public health or safety issues associated with the use of Oryzin and that its use is technologically justified.”

The closing date for submissions is 6 pm, 2 November 2016.

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