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Call for comment on a new enzyme processing aid

Date: 18/05/2022

​​​Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is calling for comment on an application to allow an enzyme processing aid phospholipase A1 to be produced from a new genetically modified (GM) Asperigillus oryzae

FSANZ CEO Dr Sandra Cuthbert said the enzyme phospholipase A1 has a long history of safe use and is already approved to be sourced from a different strain of Aspergillus oryzae.

“FSANZ's safety assessment found no health or safety concerns for Australian and New Zealand consumers," Dr Cuthbert said.

“If approved, this processing aid will be permitted for use as a processing aid in bakery products."

Guidance on how to make a submission is provided on the call for comment page on the FSANZ website.  Submissions close 6pm (Canberra time) 29 June 2022.

More information

Media contact:

0401 714 265 (Australia) | +61 401 714 265 (from New Zealand)

media@foodstandards.gov.au​​​​


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