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Probiotic aimed at Salmonella reduction gets EU approval

By Jane Byrne contact

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Related tags: Yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Fungus, Eu

Lallemand Animal Nutrition said its live yeast probiotic strain, Saccharomyces cerevisiae boulardii CNCM I-1079, is the first feed additive authorized in the EU for the reduction of carcass contamination by Salmonella spp. in broiler chickens.

The probiotic has been authorized under the ‘other zootechnical additives’ categories. The approval was published in the Official Journal of the EU​on 18 October.

The company said its research dossier demonstrated the mode of action of the probiotic, branded as LEVUCELL SB, and its positive effects in the digestive tract.

The European Food Safety Authority’s opinion on the probiotic, released in January, can be read here.

Related topics: Poultry, Regulation

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