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Safety and efficacy of a feed additive consisting of Saccharomyces cerevisiae MUCL 39885 (Biosprint®) for all pigs (other than sows and weaned piglets) and other minor porcine species (Prosol S.p.A.)

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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.

Abstract

The additive Biosprint® contains viable cells of Saccharomyces cerevisiae MUCL 39885 and is authorised as a feed additive in sows, dairy cows, horses, piglets (weaned), cattle for fattening, minor ruminants for fattening and minor ruminants for dairy products. The applicant has requested to extend the use of the additive to all pigs (other than sows and weaned piglets) and other minor porcine species at a minimum inclusion level of 3 × 109 CFU/kg feed. S. cerevisiae is considered by EFSA to have qualified presumption of safety (QPS) status and consequently is considered safe for the target species, the consumers and the environment. The additive is considered as a potential skin and eye irritant and a skin and respiratory sensitiser. In previous evaluations, the FEEDAP Panel concluded that the additive is efficacious in sows and weaned piglets. In the current application, these conclusions are extrapolated to all pigs (other than sows and weaned piglets) and to other minor porcine species.

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