BACTOCELL® on-tracks for EU authorization: minor avian species and minor porcine species

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Source: Lallemand Animal Nutrition

Lallemand Animal Nutrition is pleased to announce that the Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has given a positive scientific opinion for use of BACTOCELL®* (Pediococcus acidilactici MA 18/5M, deposited at Institut Pasteur) as a zootechnical feed additive in minor avian species, such as duck and game (quail, pheasant…) (fattening and laying) and minor porcine categories  (weaned and for fattening), including boar1. The opinion is also positive on the re-evaluation of BACTOCELL® for pigs for fattening and chickens for fattening. The opinion covers both BACTOCELL for use in feed and BACTOCELL DRINK for use in livestock drinking water.

BACTOCELL is currently authorized in the European Union for use in laying hens (Regulations (EU) No 212/2011 and (EU) No 413/2013), chickens for fattening (Regulations (EC) No 1200/2005 and (EU) No 413/2013), weaned piglets (Regulations (EU) No 1120/2010 and (EU) No 413/2013), pigs for fattening (Regulations (EC) No 2036/2005 and (EU) No 413/2013) and aquaculture (all fish and shrimps) (Regulations (EC) No 911/2009 and (EU) No 95/2013).

1EFSA FEEDAP Panel (EFSA Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed), 2016. Scientific Opinion on the safety and efficacy of Bactocell PA (Pediococcus acidilactici CNCM MA 18/5M) for pigs for fattening, minor porcine species, chickens for fattening and minor avian species. EFSA Journal 2016;14(6):4483, 2 pp. doi:10.2903/j.efsa.2016.4483. http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/pub/4483

*Not all products are available in all markets nor all claims allowed in all regions.

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