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Jennifer Grebow is editor-in-chief of Nutritional Outlook.
To be classified as non-GMO, the enzymes must meet three criteria, the company says.
Amano Enzyme USA (Elgin, IL) is introducing a new line of non-GMO food enzymes at the Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Chicago. A large portion of the company’s enzymes portfolio is now available non-GMO, including proteases and lipases used in food applications, the firm says.
To be classified as non-GMO, the enzymes must meet three criteria, the company says: 1) the organisms used to produce the enzymes must be non-genetically engineered, 2) the fermentation media used must be Identity Protected (IP) as non-GMO, and 3) the carriers used also must be Identity Protected (IP) as non-GMO.
“A majority of the respondents to our recent market survey indicated that the availability of non-GMO food enzymes is important, and many feel it will drive innovation in the marketplace,” said Ken Iritani, vice president, technical services, in a press release. “We already produced a number of non-GMO enzymes, but as a quality producer of food enzymes, sensitive to our customers’ needs, we wanted to be responsive to this growing trend.”
The new line will be available worldwide through various Amano subsidiaries.