July 16, 2018
EC approves Novus eubiotic product as a zootechnical feed additive
The European Commission has published the official regulation approving AVIMATRIX®, product of Novus International, as a zootechnical feed additive in the European Union.
AVIMATRIX is a eubiotic solution containing benzoic acid, calcium formate and fumaric acid embedded in a lipid matrix (Novus Premium Blend Technology). Leading to this breakthrough approval, the additive has been thoroughly evaluated by EU authorities.
This registration follows positive opinions from the European Food Safety Authority (EPSA) in 2015 and 2017. Ultimately, the authority concluded that the inclusion of AVIMATRIX feed additive preparation at a minimum dose of 500mg/kg complete feed has the potential to improve the performance of chickens for fattening processes and those reared for laying.
To reach a definite conclusion, the EFSA considered the significant improvement in the feed conversion ratio as seen in chickens that are fed the AVIMATRIX. The product, under the proposed conditions of use, is also warranted safe for the chickens, consumers, users and the environment.
Additionally, along with this accomplishment and Novus' commitment to globally deliver sustainable, science-based eubiotic solutions to the livestock industry, the organisation has already deployed and achieved market clearance for AVIMATRIX in more than 15 jurisdictions and countries outside of the European Union.