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04/18/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/18/2023 05:07

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme phospholipase A2 from porcine pancreas

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme phospholipase A2 from porcine pancreas

18 April 2023
8 March 2023
Wiley Online Library

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EFSA Journal 2023;21(4):7913
food enzyme, phospholipase A2, phosphatidylcholine 2‐acylhydrolase, EC, porcine pancreas
On request from
European Commission
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Panel members at the time of adoption
José Manuel Barat Baviera, Claudia Bolognesi, Andrew Chesson, Pier Sandro Cocconcelli, Riccardo Crebelli, David Michael Gott, Konrad Grob, Claude Lambré, Evgenia Lampi, Marcel Mengelers, Alicja Mortensen, Gilles Rivière, Inger‐Lise Steffensen, Christina Tlustos, Henk Van Loveren, Laurence Vernis and Holger Zorn.
fip[at] efsa.europa.eu


The food enzyme phospholipase A2 (phosphatidylcholine 2‐acylhydrolase, EC is obtained from porcine pancreas by Sanyo Fine Co., Ltd. It is intended to be used in three food manufacturing processes: egg processing, flavouring production and yeast processing. In the absence of sufficient data provided by the applicant to characterise the source of food enzyme, its production and chemical characterisation, coupled with insufficient information about food manufacturing processes to which the food enzyme is applied, the Panel was unable to assess the safety of the food enzyme.

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