Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has called for
submissions on an application to allow the use of thermolysin as a processing aid.
FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Mark Booth said the enzyme would
be used in the manufacture or processing of foods including dairy, egg, meat,
fish, yeast, protein products and flavourings.
“FSANZ has undertaken a risk assessment and concluded there
are no public health and safety concerns relating to this enzyme,” Mr Booth
All FSANZ decisions on applications are notified to
ministers responsible for food regulation who can decide to ask for a review or
agree that the standard should become law.
date for submissions is 6pm (Canberra time) 24 May 2018.