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Call for comment on a new GM source for a dairy processing aid

Date: 4/04/2022

​​Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is calling for comment on an application to allow an already permitted processing aid to be produced from a new genetically modified (GM) source.

FSANZ interim CEO Dr Sandra Cuthbert said the application seeks approval to permit use of the enzyme chymosin sourced from a GM strain of the organism Trichoderma reesei.

“Chymosin is used as a processing aid in the manufacture of dairy products." Dr Cuthbert said.

“FSANZ's safety assessment found no health and safety concerns for consumers in Australia and New Zealand."

For more information and to access assessment documents, visit the FSANZ call for comment page. Submissions close 6pm (Canberra time) 12 May 2022.​


What happens with my feedback?

Submissions will be published to our website as soon as possible following the public comment period.

FSANZ will consider all feedback received through this submission process before making a decision on whether to approve the application.

FSANZ's decision will be notified to ministers responsible for food regulation who can ask for a review or agree that the standard should become law.


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