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Nov 20, 2017

LEVUCELL SB authorized in Europe for the reduction of Salmonella contamination

Lallemand is proud to announce that LEVUCELL SB, the live yeast strain Saccharomyces cerevisiae boulardii CNCM I-1079 is the 1st feed additive authorized in the European Union with a food safety claim related to Salmonella spp. contamination reduction on broiler chickens.

This is a real breakthrough in the feed additive regulatory framework. Thanks to a wide research dossier submitted by Lallemand Animal Nutrition, scientific experts from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have acknowledged the potential of the probiotic S. c. boulardii CNCM I-1079 to aid in the reduction of carcass contamination by Salmonella spp.

In the current context of fighting antimicrobial resistance in the EU, the reduction of antimicrobial usage in livestock production is a key target while increased pressure is put on food safety and quality. This authorization is an excellent opportunity to approach the broiler market with an innovative and distinctive offering.