July 2, 2018

BASF lifts force majeure for key vitamin A and E products for animal nutrition


As of today, BASF lifts force majeure for Lutavit® A 1000, Lutavit® A 500, Vitamin A Palmitate 1.6 Mio I.U./g, Lutavit® E 50, Lutavit® E 50 S, and Vitamin E Acetate 94% products for its animal nutrition business.
The lifting of force majeure for additional vitamin derivatives and for several affected carotenoids within the animal nutrition business will follow subsequently.

Customers will be informed directly by their respective sales contacts as soon as the timing for lifting force majeure for specific products is confirmed. Envisaged delivery dates will be communicated, always considering lead times, which are region, country and product-specific, taking from a few days to several weeks or months, says BASF.

Following an incident beyond BASF's control in the citral plant in Ludwigshafen on October 31, 2017, BASF was forced to declare force majeure for its citral and isoprenol-based aroma ingredients, its vitamin A and E products and several carotenoids.