Characterisation of microorganisms used for the production of food enzymes

microorganism, production strain, genetically modified microorganisms, food enzymes
First published in the EFSA Journal
11 Junio 2019
23 Mayo 2019


This document is intended to assist the applicant in the preparation and the presentation of an application, as foreseen in Article 17.3 of Regulation (EC) No 1332/2008, for the authorisation of food enzymes. It specifically covers the characterisation of microorganisms used as production organisms.

Panel members at the time of adoption

José Manuel Barat Baviera, Claudia Bolognesi, Beat Johannes Brüschweiler, Andrew Chesson, Pier Sandro Cocconcelli, Riccardo Crebelli, David Michael Gott, Konrad Grob, Evgenia Lampi, Alicja Mortensen, Gilles Rivière, Vittorio Silano, Inger‐Lise Steffensen, Christina Tlustos, Henk Van Loveren, Laurence Vernis and Holger Zorn.
Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes and Processing Aids
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EFSA Journal 2019;17(6):5741
Question Number
On request from
European Food Safety Authority