Safety and efficacy of Bergazym® P100 (endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase) as a feed additive for other birds for fattening, ornamental birds and other growing Suidae

zootechnical additives, digestibility enhancers, endo‐1, 4‐β‐xylanase, safety, efficacy, other birds for fattening, other growing Suidae
First published in the EFSA Journal
24 luglio 2019
Adopted
2 luglio 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 Bergazym® P100 (endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase, produced by a non‐genetically modified strain of Trichoderma reesei) as a feed additive for other birds for fattening, ornamental birds and other growing Suidae. Considering the high margin of safety observed in the tolerance studies in chickens for fattening and in weaned piglets, and that the recommended level is the same, the Panel extrapolates the conclusions reached in chickens for fattening to all poultry species for fattening and ornamental birds and extrapolates the conclusions reached in weaned piglets to other growing Suidae species. Therefore, Bergazym® P100 containing endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase as active substance is considered safe in other birds for fattening, ornamental birds and other growing Suidae at the recommended dose of 1,500 EPU/kg feed. The additive is considered safe for the consumer and the environment. The additive is not irritant to the eyes and the skin, but it is considered a potential skin and respiratory sensitiser. The additive has the potential to be efficacious as a zootechnical additive, functional group ‘digestibility enhancers’, in other birds for fattening, ornamental birds and other growing Suidae at the recommended dose of 1,500 EPU/kg feed.

Substances
Endo-1,4-beta-xylanase
Cas: 9025-57-4

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.2019.5781
EFSA Journal 2019;17(7):5781
Question Number
On request from
European Commission