European Food Safety Authority

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EFSA identifies data gap in assessment of xylanase

By Jane Byrne

EFSA has found a xylanase is effective for use in pigs for fattening but insufficient evidence prevented it from ruling likewise on its efficacy in broilers and weaned piglets.

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EFSA weighs in on safety of beta agonist for cattle

By Jane Byrne

EFSA found the available literature investigating the effects of the feed additive, zilpaterol, on animal health and welfare is limited but indicates a potential increase in mortality, heart rate, respiration rate and agonistic behavior in cattle.