Yeast Product Approved for Sows

EU - Biosprint (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) has been approved by the FEEDAP Panel for sows at the minimum recommended dose, and no safety concerns were raised by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
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European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) says that there is evidence that Biosprint (Saccharomyces cerevisiae; Prosol S.p.A., Italy), when fed to sows over the entire production cycle, is able to produce a significant beneficial effect on the weight of litters and individual piglets was demonstrated in the three studies provided. Therefore, the FEEDAP Panel concludes that the efficacy of Biosprint is demonstrated in sows at the minimum recommended dose.

Following a request from the European Commission, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the safety and efficacy of the product as a feed additive for sows. This product is already authorised without a time limit for use in piglets, cattle for fattening and dairy cows.

Saccharomyces cerevisiae is considered by EFSA to have QPS status and therefore no assessment of safety for the target species, the consumer and the wider environment is required. The use with sows is considered unlikely to introduce hazards for users of the products not already considered.

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