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Phytogenic piglet targeted product at sniffing distance of key EU authorization

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Austria headquartered, Biomin, said its phytogenic feed additive for weaned piglets, branded as Digestarom DC, is edging closer to attaining EU zootechnical feed additive registration following a positive EFSA opinion, published on Tuesday [April 16].

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) found that, based on the results of “three efficacy studies in which positive benefits were seen, the additive has a potential to improve the growth performance of weaned piglets.”

The product is a blend of essential oils from oregano, caraway seed and three individual compounds (carvacrol, methyl salicylate and l‐menthol), encapsulated with a hydrogenated vegetable oil.

The additive is intended for use in feed for weaned piglets at a minimum concentration of 75 mg/kg complete feed and a recommended maximum level of 125 mg/kg complete feed. 

The EFSA opinion can be read here​.

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