Assessment of the feed additive consisting of Enterococcus faecium DSM 7134 (Bonvital®) for chickens for fattening for the renewal of its authorisation (Lactosan GmbH & Co. KG) | European Food Safety Authority Skip to main content

Assessment of the feed additive consisting of Enterococcus faecium DSM 7134 (Bonvital®) for chickens for fattening for the renewal of its authorisation (Lactosan GmbH & Co. KG)

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Panel members at the time of adoption

Giovanna Azimonti, Vasileios Bampidis, Maria de Lourdes Bastos, Henrik Christensen, Birgit Dusemund, Mojca Fašmon 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.
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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 assessment of the application for renewal of authorisation of the additive consisting of Enterococcus faecium DSM 7134 (trade name: Bonvital®) as a zootechnical additive (gut flora stabiliser) for chickens for fattening. The additive is produced in powder and granulate (microencapsulated) forms. The applicant has provided data demonstrating that the additive currently in the market complies with the conditions of authorisation. The FEEDAP Panel confirms that the use of Bonvital® under the current authorised conditions of use is safe for the target species, the consumers and the environment. Bonvital® is not irritant to skin and eyes but should be considered a potential skin sensitiser and a respiratory sensitiser. There is no need to assess the efficacy of Bonvital® in the context of the renewal of the authorisation. The FEEDAP Panel reiterates its previous conclusions that E. faecium DSM 7134 is compatible with the coccidiostats robenidine hydrochloride, maduramicin ammonium, diclazuril, decoquinate, halofuginone hydrobromide, monensin sodium and lasalocid A sodium.

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