Application A606 – Asparaginase as a Processing Aid (Enzyme) – Draft Assessment Report

5 February 2008

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on this application. The New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) has the following comments to make.

NZFSA supports Option 2 to amend Standard 1.3.3 – Processing Aids, to approve the use of asparaginase sourced from A. oryzae as a processing aid (enzyme).

We are satisfied that the proposed use of asparaginase is technologically justified and that no public health or safety concerns were identified.

Yours sincerely