Efficacy of Saccharomyces cerevisiae NBRC 0203, Lactobacillus plantarum NBRC 3070 and Lactobacillus casei NBRC 3425 as a technological additive (silage additive) for all animal species

Technological additive, Silage, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus casei, efficacy
First published in the EFSA Journal
23 April 2019
4 April 2019
Scientific Opinion


The product under assessment is a preparation containing single strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Lactobacillus plantarum and Lactobacillus casei to be used as a technological additive to improve the ensiling process. EFSA has been previously requested by the European Commission to evaluate this product. The safety of the additive for consumers, users, the environment and target animals was established at that time. There was, evidence for improved aerobic stability in forage materials with dry matter contents varying between 30% and 70%. Fluorescence in situ hybridisation methods were also introduced and a different culture medium to better characterise the additive but the Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP Panel) remains unable to identify a minimum specification for the product or a minimum effective dose.

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
feedap [at] efsa.europa.eu
EFSA Journal 2019;17(4):5700
Question Number
On request from
European Commission