EFSA: feed enzyme safe & effective for piglets
EFSA's Panel on Additives and Products or Substances
used in Animal Feed and the Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms has found
Econase XT P/L feed enzyme (ABF Ingredients) safe and effective for weaned
According to the panel, there is evidence to support
the efficacy of Econase XT in improving production parameters in piglets for
fattening at 24,000BXU per kg.
Econase XT was tolerated at 20 times the
maximum recommended dose and so it is safe for these target species at the
proposed conditions of use.
The experts had no concerns regarding consumer
safety when the product is used as an additive in animal feed based on the
absence of adverse effect in two mutagenicity/clastogenicity tests and a
sub-chronic oral toxicity study.
Econase XT is an enzyme feed additive
with endo-1,4-beta xylanase as its declared activity. The production strain is a
genetically modified strain of Trichoderma reesei.
â€¢ EFSA Report
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