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Biosprint® gets EU authorization for minor ruminant species for meat and milk production

Active dry yeast for animal nutrition - Minor ruminant speciesPress Release, September, 2015

Biosprint®, the yeast for animal nutrition produced by Prosol, has been the subject of the scientific opinion of the European Commission (Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed, FEEDAP) about his safety and efficacy for use in diets for minor ruminant species.

The dry active yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae MUCL 39885) has been finally approved by European Food Safety Authority  (EFSA) for use in minor ruminant species for meat and milk production.  Biosprint® was already approved by the EU for use in feed for piglets, cattle for fattening, dairy cows, horses and sows and now EFSA approved the use of Biosprint® as a zootechnical additive (functional group: gut flora stabilisers) also in diets for dairy buffaloes, dairy sheep and dairy goats, and for buffaloes and goats for fattening.

Saccharomyces cerevisiae is considered by EFSA to be suitable for the qualified presumption of safety approach to safety assessment. As the identity of the production strain has been previously established and as the additive essentially consists of only the active agent, safety for the new target species, for consumers of milk and/or meat derived from minor ruminants and for the environment is presumed.

The efficacy of the additive has already been demonstrated for dairy cows and cattle for fattening which are considered the relevant major species. Biosprint® for minor ruminant species has the same formulation and method of manufacture as that considered in previous applications. Thus, the data pertaining to impurities, physical properties and shelf life still apply. The data on stability in premixtures, mash feed and pelleted feed for dairy cows and cattle for fattening are considered applicable to minor species, given the similarity in feed formulation

As the mechanism of action of the additive has been considered to be the same, EFSA established that the efficacy for minor ruminant species used for milk and/or for fattening when used at minimum doses established for the major species can be presumed without the need for specific studies.  This would be 2x10⁹ UFC /Kg feed for minor dairy ruminants and 4 × 109 CFU/kg feed for minor ruminants for fattening.


For technical information visit www.efsa.europa.eu/it/efsajournal/pub/4199


To learn more about Biosprint® for minor ruminants species please contact:

Mrs. N. Pedretti, Marketing & Sales Director, Tel +39 - Fax +39  E-mail: prosol@prosol-spa.it

Web site: www.biosprint.bio

Biosprint® Linkedin showcase page: www.linkedin.com/company/prosol---animal-nutrition


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