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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 piglets.

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.

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