Aug 29, 2012
BACTOCELL® DRINK on-tracks for EU authorization as a feed additive for use in drinking water for swine and poultry
Aug 29, 2012
Blagnac (France) – Lallemand Animal Nutrition is pleased to announce that its probiotic bacteria strain Pediococcus acidilactici MA 18/5M has received a positive scientific opinion from EFSA Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) for use in drinking water for weaned piglets, pigs for fattening, laying hens and chickens for fattening(1) . When authorised, water soluble formulation of Pediococcus acidilactici MA 18/5M will be marketed under the trade name BACTOCELL® DRINK.
BACTOCELL® is already authorised for use in complete feed for weaned piglets, pigs for fattening, chickens for fattening, laying hens, salmonids and shrimp.
This new application of Lallemand’s key probiotic bacteria has been developed to offer more flexibility and rapid intervention to poultry and swine farmers and technicians. By incorporating the BACTOCELL® DRINK directly into water lines at farm level, they will be able to adjust the dosage and time of implementation of the probiotic bacteria for some specific stress situations.
Moreover, in the case of very young animals (day-old chicks or post-weaning piglets), for which solid feed intake is usually very low and irregular, the addition of BACTOCELL® DRINK in the water ensures that they receive an appropriate dose from the very first days to support the establishment of their intestinal microflora.
Last but not least, this formulation also offers some technological benefits, notably when stability to feed pelleting represents a limitation to the use of probiotic lactic acid bacteria in feed (broiler feed for example).
* (1) EFSA Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP); Scientific Opinion on the safety and efficacy of Bactocell (Pediococcus acidilactici) as a feed additive for use in water for drinking for weaned piglets, pigs for fattening, laying hens and chickens for fattening. EFSA Journal 2012;10(7):2776. [1 pp.] doi:10.2903/j.efsa.2012.2776. http://www.efsa.europa.eu/fr/efsajournal/pub/2776.htm