Safety and efficacy of AviPlus® as a feed additive for turkeys for fattening, turkeys reared for breeding and suckling piglets

zootechnical additive, turkeys for fattening, turkey for breeding, suckling piglets, safety,efficacy
First published in the EFSA Journal
25 luglio 2019
Adopted
4 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 an application for the authorisation of AviPlus®, an additive containing a mixture of sorbic acid, citric acid, thymol and vanillin, for use in turkeys for fattening and for breeding at a recommended dose range of 200–500 mg/kg complete feed and in suckling piglets at 1,000–3,000 mg/kg complete feed. AviPlus® is considered safe for turkeys for fattening and turkeys reared for breeding up to the maximum recommended dose of 500 mg/kg complete feed. For suckling piglets, the additive is safe up to the maximum recommended dose of 3,000 mg/kg complete feed. The additive is considered safe for the consumer and the environment. The additive is considered a potential skin/eye irritant and a skin sensitiser. The additive has the potential to be efficacious as a zootechnical additive in turkeys for fattening, turkeys reared for breeding at a minimum dose of 200 mg/kg complete feed. For suckling piglets, AviPlus® has the potential to be efficacious at a minimum dose of 1,000 mg/kg complete feed.

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.2019.5795
EFSA Journal 2019;17(7):5795
On request from
European Commission