BIOMIN announced that its PoultryStar multi-species, poultry-specific probiotic has received the registration extension of its European Union authorization (Regulation 2015/1105). Building upon the 2013 authorization of PoultryStar as a feed additive for chickens for fattening (Regulation No 544/2013), PoultryStar authorization now covers feed and drinking water application for:
* Chickens for fattening;
* Chickens reared for laying, and
* Minor avian species other than laying species.
According to BIOMIN, the European Food Safety Authority’s positive scientific opinion confirms that the probiotic feed additive is safe for animals, humans and the environment and efficacious for use in the target species.
The unique probiotic strains in PoultryStar were isolated from the gut of healthy chickens, making them host-specific, safe and effective for use as a feed additive for poultry. More importantly, the PoultryStar strains were selected from different parts of the chicken gastrointestinal tract to ensure their multiplication and colonization throughout most of the gut.