We are proud to announce the completion of several feed additive authorizations in the European Union (EU). Most pertain to zootechnical feed additives, which have received renewed authorizations — including the extension of use to new target species. In addition, the authorization of Lallemand Animal Nutrition’s selenized yeast has also been renewed, and a new silage inoculant was authorized: Lactobacillus hilgardii CNCM I-4785 (in combination with Lactobacillus buchneri NCIMB 40788), which is a breakthrough for improving the aerobic stability of silage.
Ludovic Arnaud, Regulatory Affairs and Compliance Manager, Lallemand Animal Nutrition, explains: “We are very pleased with these achievements. While the renewal of authorizations focuses on product identity and safety, we do continuously work beyond these requirements. Despite the fact that some of our best-known solutions are backed by decades of in-market use, we do not rest on our laurels and keep on documenting their benefits with mechanistic and field studies.”
“Thanks to a positive evolution of EFSA requirements for ‘efficacy demonstration’ and to the demonstration of the efficacy of our products on many livestock species, it was possible to extrapolate their use to other species. For example, the use of BACTOCELL as been extended to all avian species and all fish and crustaceans, and the use of LEVUCELL SB has been extended to all pigs. This offers better flexibility to our customers in terms of feed formulations.”
Yannig Le Treut, General Manager, Lallemand Animal Nutrition, adds: “Our flagship probiotics — BACTOCELL, LEVUCELL SB, and LEVUCELL SC — have been in the market for more than 20 years but are still very young and fresh and hold a promising future. Maintaining their authorization more than 20 years after their introduction, while continuing to invest significant R&D, demonstrates the commitment of Lallemand Animal Nutrition to offer the best products for the livestock and aquaculture industry. For example, BACTOCELL (P. acidilactici CNCM I-4622 – MA 18/5M) remains, to date, the only probiotic strain authorized for use in aquaculture in the EU. We continuously document the interest of those solutions for livestock and aquaculture producers. They are not only beneficial for animal performance but have also demonstrated strong health benefits in line with market trends and needs, such as food safety, reduction of antibiotic usage in livestock and aquaculture, and more.”