May 02, 2017

03/05/2017: BIOMIN announces positive votes for Mycofix® in avian species

The EU Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (SCFCAH) has voted in favour of the authorisation of two components of Mycofix® as “substances for reduction of the contamination of feed by mycotoxins” for all avian species

The positive votes for FUMzyme® and Biomin® BBSH 797 follow a series of positive Scientific Opinions on the safety and efficacy of both BIOMIN product components by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
“Poultry, turkey and duck producers in Europe will now have access to the most technologically advanced solution against mycotoxins,” stated Ursula Hofstetter, Director Competence Centre Mycotoxins at BIOMIN.

Absolute protection
Mycofix® employs three modes of action – biotransformation, adsorption and bioprotection – to deliver absolute protection against mycotoxins. Numerous feeding trials have demonstrated the ability of Mycofix® to degrade or immobilise mycotoxins in the gastrointestinal tract of poultry.

“Mycofix® represents decades of scientific research on mycotoxin deactivation and combines the most cutting-edge mycotoxin mitigation strategies available anywhere,” explained Ms Hofstetter.

“Clients appreciate the fact that Mycofix® is scientifically proven to be safe and effective. It’s also one of a kind. Mycofix® is the only product with three EU authorisations that permit legal claims of mycotoxin deactivation,” added Ms Hofstetter. Mycofix® Secure gained EU authorisation for pigs, poultry and ruminants in 2013.

The danger of fumonisins

Fumonisins are mycotoxins known to impair the health and performance of birds. Recent research revealed that the ingestion of fumonisins at levels below the EU recommended value of 20 parts per million can cause undesirable inflammatory responses in broilers. Similar levels of fumonisins were shown to increase the risk of both coccidiosis and necrotic enteritis in broilers.

About FUMzyme®
FUMzyme® is the first-ever purified enzyme authorised by the EU to biotransform fumonisins specifically and irreversibly into non-toxic metabolites. It achieved initial EU authorisation for pigs in 2014.

The danger of trichothecenes
Trichothecenes, which include deoxynivalenol, are associated with reduced feed intake, lower weight gain, egg production and egg shell quality impairments, feed refusal, inhomogeneous flocks, impaired gut health, diarrhea and pasty vents, decreased resistance to environmental and microbial stressors, increased susceptibility to disease and gizzard lesions.

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