FSANZ invites submissions on GM processing aid

Friday, 07 June, 2019

FSANZ invites submissions on GM processing aid

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is seeking feedback on an application from DuPont Industrial Bioscience to permit the enzyme pullulanase for use in brewing and starch processing.

The new source for the enzyme was a genetically modified (GM) strain of Bacillus licheniformis, said Acting Chief Executive Officer Dr Scott Crerar.

“The enzyme will be used to assist in brewing and the production of syrups by breaking down carbohydrates into simpler sugars.

“The FSANZ safety assessment concluded there were no public health and safety concerns associated with the use of the enzyme.

“Pullulanase is already a permitted enzyme, and B. licheniformis has a history of safe use in the production of enzyme processing aids. This application would provide food processors with an alternative source of pullulanase,” Crerar said.

Submissions close at 6pm (Canberra time) 18 July 2019.

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