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Assessment of the application for renewal of authorisation of selenium‐enriched yeast produced by Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I‐3399 for all animal species

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Panel members at the time of adoption

Giovanna Azimonti, Vasileios Bampidis, Maria de Lourdes Bastos, Henrik Christensen, Birgit Dusemund, Mojca Kos Durjava, Maryline Kouba, Marta López‐Alonso, Secundino López Puente, Francesca Marcon, Baltasar Mayo, Alena Pechová, Mariana Petkova, Fernando Ramos, Yolanda Sanz, Roberto Edoardo Villa and Ruud Woutersen.

Abstract

Selenium‐enriched yeast produced by Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I‐3399 (selenised yeast inactivated) (SELSAF) is characterised as organic selenium mainly containing selenomethionine (Se‐Met, ≥ 63%). The applicant requested for the renewal of the authorisation for selenium‐enriched yeast produced by S. cerevisiae CNCM I‐3399 when used as a feed additive for all animal species. The applicant has provided evidence that the additive in the market complies with the conditions of the authorisation. The Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP Panel) confirms that the use of selenium‐enriched yeast produced by S. cerevisiae CNCM I‐3399 under the current authorised conditions of use is safe for the target species, the consumers and the environment. The additive is non‐irritant to skin and eyes but should be considered a respiratory sensitiser. No conclusion can be reached on its dermal sensitising properties. The additive is hazardous by inhalation. Exposure of users by inhalation is very likely. There is no need for assessing the efficacy of the additive in the context of the renewal of the authorisation.

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