Assessment of the application for renewal of authorisation of Actisaf® Sc47 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I‐4407) for lambs for fattening, minor dairy ruminants, horses and pigs for fattening

zootechnical additive, Actisaf Sc47, Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I-4407, safety, lambs for fattening, dairy small ruminants, horses and pigs for fattening
First published in the EFSA Journal
11 July 2018
Adopted
13 June 2018
Type
Scientific Opinion

Abstract

Following a request from the European Commission, the Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the renewal of the authorisation of Actisaf Sc47 as a zootechnical additive for lambs for fattening, minor dairy ruminants, horses and pigs for fattening. In 2006, 2007 and 2008, the FEEDAP Panel adopted opinions on the safety and efficacy of Actisaf Sc47 when used in lambs for fattening, minor dairy ruminants, horses and pigs for fattening. Actisaf Sc47 is the trade name for a feed additive based on viable cells of Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I‐4407 with no carrier. It is currently authorised for use in sows, piglets, pigs for fattening, cattle for fattening, calves for rearing, dairy cows, dairy buffaloes, lambs for fattening, dairy sheep, dairy goats, horses, rabbits for fattening and non‐food producing rabbits. Actisaf Sc47 is marketed in three forms: standard, powder and HR. All of them are authorised with a declared minimal concentration of viable yeast cells in the additive of 5 × 109 CFU/g. The applicant has provided data demonstrating that the additive currently in the market complies with the conditions of authorisation. In previous opinions, Actisaf Sc47 was presumed safe for the target species, consumers of products from animals fed the additive and the environment. Additionally, it was not found to be a skin or eye irritant. No new evidence has been identified that would make the FEEDAP Panel reconsider the previous conclusions on the safety of Actisaf Sc47. Therefore, the Panel considers that the additive Actisaf SC47 remains safe under the approved conditions for lambs for fattening, minor dairy ruminants, horses and pigs for fattening, the consumer, user and the environment.

Substances

Panel members at the time of adoption

Gabriele Aquilina, Giovanna Azimonti, Vasileios Bampidis, Maria de Lourdes Bastos, Georges Bories, Andrew Chesson, Pier Sandro Cocconcelli, Gerhard Flachowsky, Jürgen Gropp, Boris Kolar, Maryline Kouba, Secundino López Puente, Marta López‐Alonso, Alberto Mantovani, Baltasar Mayo, Fernando Ramos, Guido Rychen, Maria Saarela, Roberto Edoardo Villa, Robert John Wallace and Pieter Wester.
Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed
Contact
feedap [at] efsa.europa.eu
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2018.5339
EFSA Journal 2018;16(7):5339
On request from
European Commission
Disclaimer
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