Danisco’s phytase authorised by EU Commission

15-05-2009 | |

The EU Commission has granted Danisco Animal Nutrition authorisation for the use of Phyzyme XP 10000 TPT and Phyzyme XP 10000 L in sow, piglet and grower/finisher feeds.

The product is a highly concentrated phytase feed enzyme, containing 10000 FTU phytase/g. The company calls the new enzyme ‘a new generation E. coli phytase feed enzyme’.


In a press release, the company referred to trials, having shown “that this E. coli phytase offers more value compared to compared to ‘traditional’ fungal phytases.”

The product is referred to as ‘new generation’, since these are heat stable to 95°C (203°F), due to a Thermo Protection Technology (TPT) technology, which is a coating to the phytase enzyme that delivers protection to high temperatures that occur during the feed pelleting process.

Still, the coating allows a rapid release of the enzyme activity in the animal’s gut without compromising animal performance.


Independent pelleting trials conducted at Technological Institute, Kolding, Denmark showed consistently high stability after conditioning and pelleting at temperatures up to 95°C (203°F).

Related article:

New generation phytase with high thermostability (May 2007)

Related website:

Danisco Animal Nutrition©

ter Beek
Vincent ter Beek Editor of Pig Progress / Topic: Pigs around the world