May 27, 2020


Lallemand receives EU authorisations, renewals for microbial solutions




Lallemand Animal Nutrition has announced the completion of several feed additive authorisations in the European Union.


Most of the approvals pertain to zootechnical feed additives, which have received renewed authorisations, including the extension of use to new target species.


Additionally, the authorisation of Lallemand Animal Nutrition's selenised yeast has also been renewed. A new silage inoculant -- Lactobacillus hilgardii CNCM I-4785 (in combination with Lactobacillus buchneri NCIMB 40788), which is a breakthrough for improving the aerobic stability of silage -- was also authorised.


Ludovic Arnaud, Lallemand's regulatory affairs and compliance manager, said: "We are very pleased with these achievements. While renewal of authorisations focuses on product identity and safety, we do continuously work beyond these requirements. Despite the fact that some of our best-known solutions are backed by decades of in-market use, we do not rest on our laurels and keep on documenting their benefits with mechanistic and field studies."


Arnaud added: "Thanks to a positive evolution of EFSA requirements for efficacy demonstration and the demonstration of the efficacy of our products on many livestock species, it was possible to extrapolate their use to other species. For example, the use of BACTOCELL has been extended to all avian species and all fish and crustaceans, and the use of LEVUCELL SB has been extended to all pigs. This offers better flexibility to our customers in terms of feed formulations."


Yannig Le Treut, Lallemand's general manager, said: "Our flagship probiotics - BACTOCELL, LEVUCELL SB and LEVUCELL SC - have been in the market for more than 20 years but are still very… fresh and hold a promising future. Maintaining their authorisation more than 20 years after their introduction, while continuing to invest significant R&D, demonstrates the commitment of Lallemand Animal Nutrition to offer the best products for the livestock and aquaculture industry."


Le Treut added: "For example, BACTOCELL (P. acidilactici CNCM I-4622 - MA 18/5M) remains, to date, the only probiotic strain authorised for use in aquaculture in the EU. We continuously document the interest of those solutions for livestock and aquaculture producers. They are not only beneficial for animal performance but have also demonstrated strong health benefits in line with market trends and needs, such as food safety, reduction of antibiotic usage in livestock and aquaculture, and more."


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