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GRN No. 265

Glycerophospholipid cholesterol acyltransferase (GCAT) enzyme preparation from Bacillus licheniformis expressing a modified GCAT gene from Aeromonas salmonicida subsp. salmonicida

Intended Use: As an enzyme to modify phospholipids to lyso-phospholipids and cholesterol ester in egg yolks to avoid product separation during mayonnaise production; processed meat products for emulsification, better consistency, and reduced cooking loss; cheese for increased yield; eggs to give a softer and more tender crumb in bakery products, and degumming of vegetable oils

As an enzyme in the production of ultra-high temperature processed milk, powdered milk, and yogurt at concentrations ranging from 0.38 to 1.5 milligrams total organic solids per kilogram of food
Basis: Scientific procedures
Notifier: Genencor, a Danisco Division
Notifier Address: Genencor, a Danisco Division
925 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Date of filing: Nov 7, 2008
GRAS Notice (releasable information): GRN 265 (in PDF)
Date of closure: Jun 13, 2009
FDA's Letter: FDA has no questions (additional correspondence available)
Additional correspondence: Jul 15, 2010
Additional correspondence about intended use