ENZYME ACTIVITY IN FOOD CHEMICAL CODEX

Food Chemical Codex (FCC) is published by the National Academy Press and is the accepted standard of the US FDA.

The system for determining enzyme potency used by the American food industry is derived from the FCC.

FCC is accepted as National Standard for evaluation of enzymes. This system establishes activity levels and potency for enzymes.

S.NO ENZYME Activity Units as per FCC Current Activity Claim by Sabinsa (Units/g) & Correlation with FCC Units
1 Alpha-amylase DU 24000 U/g (Dextrinizing Unit /gram)
2 Cellulase CU 200 U/g = 1100 CU/g (Cellulase Unit /gram)
3 Lipase FIP 1000 U/g = 200 FIP/g (Fungal Lipase International Unit/gram)
4 Lactase ALU 4000 U/g = 4000 ALU/g (Acid Lactase Unit/gram)
5 Neutral Protease PC 6000 U/g = 6000 PC/g (Protease Unit on L-tyrosine basis/gram)
6 Acid Protease HUT 10000 HUT/g (Hemoglobin Unit on tyrosinase basis/gram)

Composition

Alpha-Amylase


Neutral protease


Cellulase


Lactase


Lipase