Safety and efficacy of muramidase from Trichoderma reesei DSM 32338 as a feed additive for turkeys for fattening, turkeys reared for breeding, chickens reared for breeding and other poultry species reared for breeding

zootechnical additives, other zootechnical additives, muramidase, safety, efficacy, turkeysfor fattening, poultry reared for breeding
First published in the EFSA Journal
2 maggio 2019
Adopted
2 aprile 2019
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 safety and efficacy of muramidase produced by Trichoderma reesei DSM 32338. The additive is considered safe for turkeys for fattening, turkeys reared for breeding, chickens reared for laying/breeding and other poultry species reared for breeding up to the maximum recommended dose of 45,000 LSU(F)/kg feed. The additive is considered safe for the consumer and the environment. No conclusions can be reached on the potential of the additive for skin/eye irritancy and skin sensitisation. The additive should be considered a potential respiratory sensitiser. The additive has the potential to be efficacious as a zootechnical additive in turkeys for fattening, turkeys reared for breeding, chickens reared for laying/breeding and other poultry species reared for breeding when added to feed at 25,000 LSU(F)/kg feed.

Substances
Lysozyme
Cas: 9001-63-2
Iupac: 5-[(3R)-1,2-dithiolan-3-yl]pentanamide

Panel members at the time of adoption

Giovanna Azimonti, Vasileios Bampidis, Maria de Lourdes Bastos, Henrik Christensen, Birgit Dusemund, Maryline Kouba, Mojca Kos Durjava, Marta López‐Alonso, Secundino López Puente, Francesca Marcon, Baltasar Mayo, Alena Pechová, Mariana Petkova, Fernando Ramos, Yolanda Sanz, Roberto Edoardo Villa and Ruud Woutersen
Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed
Contact
feedap [at] efsa.europa.eu
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2019.5686
EFSA Journal 2019;17(5):5686
Question Number
On request from
European Commission