EDC to produce a Kosher for Passover certified papain

Starting in Mid 2021 Enzyme Development Corporation will begin producing a high activity purified liquid papain that will meet the requirements for the “Kosher for Passover” certification.

EDC began reviewing the possibility after numerous inquiries for a protease that could meet the Kosher for Passover requirements. After discussions with our certifier, Kof-K, and after determining that certain technological challenges could be met, the decision was made to move forward.

The choice of papain is based on EDC’s 68 years of experience with papain processing and on the fact that papain is a unique protease. Papain is naturally derived from papaya. It has a wide range of pH and temperature functionality. It is both non-GMO and it is “gluten-free”.

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