Lallemand Animal Nutrition announced its unique lactic acid bacteria strain Pediococcus acidilactici CNCM I-4622 (BACTOCELL) has been authorized in the European Union as a technological feed additive in the functional group of acidity regulators and hygiene condition enhancers. The authorization is for use in all animal species (Regulation (EU) 2023/53).
BACTOCELL was already recognized by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for its safety and potential to reduce pH and limit the growth of coliform bacteria in liquid feeds. The authorization covers the application of the lactic bacteria in mash compound feeds and/or solid feed materials used for the preparation of liquid feeds at a minimum inclusion level of 1x109 (colony-forming units) CFU/kg feed. This is the first