Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a detailed safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of lactase from Bacillus subtilis CB108 in the manufacture of lactose-reducing enzyme preparations and certain standardized and unstandardized dairy foods.
As no safety concerns were raised through Health Canada’s assessment, the Department has enabled the use of the food additive lactase from B. subtilis CB108 described in the information document below by updating the List of Permitted Food Enzymes, effective June 6 2018.
The purpose of this communication is to publically announce the Department's decision in this regard and to provide the appropriate contact information for any inquiries or for those wishing to submit any new scientific information relevant to the safety of this food additive.
To obtain an electronic copy of the Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Food Enzymes to Enable the Use of Lactase from Bacillus subtilis CB108 in Lactose-Reducing Enzyme Preparations and Certain Dairy Foods - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0118, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading "hpfb BCS nom-adm-0118-eng".
Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing any new scientific information on the safety of use of any food additive, including lactase. Anyone wishing to submit new scientific information on the use of this additive or to submit any inquiries may do so in writing, by regular mail or electronically. If you wish to contact the Food Directorate electronically, please use the words "lactase (NOM-0118)" in the subject line of your e-mail.
Bureau of Chemical Safety, Food Directorate