Careful handling is especially important when it comes to keeping enzymes effective because of their fragile nature.
A new best practices guide for the enzymes industry advises manufacturers on how to properly handle enzymes, including their stability, storage, and expiration dating. Careful handling is especially important when it comes to keeping enzymes effective because of their fragile nature; they are biodegradable and sensitive to elements such as moisture and heat.
The guide is a joint effort between two associations, the Enzyme Technical Association (ETA) and the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN; Washington, DC). Both note that the enzyme category of the dietary supplements market is growing, making establishing industry-wide best practices important. They say the guide will help to promote transparency and uniformity among those creating enzyme supplements.
Other topics the guide addresses are enzyme identity specifications, labeling, safety and microbiology testing, and considerations for New Dietary Ingredient notifications.
The guide is available for free on both associations’ websites. It was created with input from industry companies and also takes into account current U.S. regulatory requirements.