VMA VITAMIN MINERAL ADDITIVE

Main information

  • Trade name:
  • VMA VITAMIN MINERAL ADDITIVE
  • Class:
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Medicine domain:
  • Animals
  • Medicine type:
  • Allopathic drug

Documents

Localization

  • Available in:
  • VMA VITAMIN MINERAL ADDITIVE
    Australia
  • Language:
  • English

Therapeutic information

  • Therapeutic area:
  • VITAMIN & MINERAL SUPP

Other information

Status

  • Source:
  • Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA)
  • Authorization status:
  • Archived
  • Authorization number:
  • 35507
  • Last update:
  • 09-08-2016

19-1-2019

Safety for the environment of vitamin D3 for salmonids

Safety for the environment of vitamin D3 for salmonids

Published on: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 The Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP Panel) of EFSA assessed the safety for the target species and the consumer of the use of a maximum total level of 1.5 mg vitamin D3/kg feed in fish nutrition (2017). The assessment was based on data that had been provided by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (NFSA). Since the data set provided by the NFSA did not include any new information concerning the safety for the user and the environment...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

17-1-2019

Safety of cassia gum as a feed additive for cats and dogs based on a dossier submitted by Glycomer GmbH

Safety of cassia gum as a feed additive for cats and dogs based on a dossier submitted by Glycomer GmbH

Published on: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 The additive cassia gum consists mainly of high-molecular weight polysaccharides composed primarily of a linear chain of 1,4-b-D-mannopyranose units with 1,6-linked a-D-galactopyranose units. In 2014, the Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) delivered an opinion on the safety and efficacy of cassia gum in cats and dogs. The Panel concluded, based on positive findings observed in a bacterial reverse mutation test with a semi-refined cassia...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

17-1-2019

Safety and efficacy of 8‐mercapto‐p‐menthan‐3‐one and p‐menth‐1‐ene‐8‐thiol belonging to chemical group 20 when used as flavourings for all animal species

Safety and efficacy of 8‐mercapto‐p‐menthan‐3‐one and p‐menth‐1‐ene‐8‐thiol belonging to chemical group 20 when used as flavourings for all animal species

Published on: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the safety and efficacy of two compounds belonging to chemical group 20 (aliphatic and aromatic mono‐ and di‐thiols and mono‐, di‐, tri‐, and polysulfides with or without additional oxygenated functional groups). 8‐Mercapto‐p‐menthan‐3‐one [12.038] and p‐menth‐1‐ene‐8‐thiol [12.085] are currently ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

17-1-2019

Safety and efficacy of benzoic acid as a technological feed additive for weaned piglets and pigs for fattening

Safety and efficacy of benzoic acid as a technological feed additive for weaned piglets and pigs for fattening

Published on: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 The additive under assessment is pure benzoic acid (> 99.8%), manufactured in the form of flakes. It is intended to be used as a technological feed additive (acidity regulator) in feedingstuffs for weaned piglets and pigs for fattening, with maximum contents of 5,000 and 10,000 mg/kg complete feed, respectively. Benzoic acid is safe for weaned piglets at 5,000 mg/kg complete feed, and at 10,000 mg/kg complete feed for pigs for fattening. The use of benzoic acid in feedings...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

16-1-2019

Safety and efficacy of 3‐phytase FSF10000 as a feed additive for chickens for fattening or reared for laying, laying hens and minor poultry species

Safety and efficacy of 3‐phytase FSF10000 as a feed additive for chickens for fattening or reared for laying, laying hens and minor poultry species

Published on: Tue, 15 Jan 2019 The additive 3‐phytase FSF10000 is a solid product that contains a 3‐phytase produced by a genetically modified strain of Komagataella phaffii. A liquid formulation of the additive has been previously assessed by the EFSA Panel on Additives and Products of Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) and is currently authorised as a feed additive for poultry species. The applicant requested for the use of this new formulation of the additive in chickens for fattening or reared ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

16-1-2019

Safety and efficacy of B‐Act® (Bacillus licheniformis DSM 28710) as a feed additive for turkeys for fattening, turkeys reared for breeding and minor poultry species for fattening or raised for laying

Safety and efficacy of B‐Act® (Bacillus licheniformis DSM 28710) as a feed additive for turkeys for fattening, turkeys reared for breeding and minor poultry species for fattening or raised for laying

Published on: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the safety and efficacy of B‐Act® when used in feed for turkeys for fattening, reared for breeding and minor poultry species for fattening or raised for laying. B‐Act® is a preparation containing viable spores of a Bacillus licheniformis strain. This species is considered by EFSA to be suitable for the qua...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

16-1-2019

Safety and efficacy of Deccox® (decoquinate) for chickens for fattening

Safety and efficacy of Deccox® (decoquinate) for chickens for fattening

Published on: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 Deccox®, containing decoquinate as the active substance, is a feed additive intended to be used for the prevention of coccidiosis in chickens for fattening at a dose range of 20–40 mg/kg complete feed. Decoquinate from Deccox® is safe for chickens for fattening at the highest applied concentration in complete feed of 40 mg/kg. No practically relevant interactions with other additives or veterinary drugs exist except with bentonite. Decoquinate does not have antibacterial a...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

15-1-2019

Safety assessment of the substance, montmorillonite clay modified with hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide, for use in food contact materials

Safety assessment of the substance, montmorillonite clay modified with hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide, for use in food contact materials

Published on: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 The EFSA Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes and Processing Aids (CEP) assessed the safety of montmorillonite clay modified with hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide (HDTA) when used as an additive at up to ■■■■■ in polylactic acid (PLA) bottles intended for contact with water for long‐term storage at ambient temperature or below. The modified clay, which 90% w/w of the particles have a dimension of 33.1 μm or less and the average size is 9 μm, has a layered structure w...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

12-1-2019

Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 208 Revision 3 (FGE.208Rev3): consideration of genotoxicity data on alicyclic aldehydes with α,β‐unsaturation in ring/side‐chain and precursors from chemical subgroup 2.2 of FGE.19

Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 208 Revision 3 (FGE.208Rev3): consideration of genotoxicity data on alicyclic aldehydes with α,β‐unsaturation in ring/side‐chain and precursors from chemical subgroup 2.2 of FGE.19

Published on: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 The EFSA Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings was requested to evaluate the genotoxic potential of flavouring substances from subgroup 2.2 of FGE.19 in the Flavouring Group Evaluation 208 Revision 3 (FGE.208Rev3). In FGE.208Rev1, the Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids (CEF) evaluated genotoxicity studies on the representative substance p‐mentha‐1,8‐dien‐7‐al [FL‐no: 05.117], which was found to be genotoxic in vivo. The Panel conclu...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

12-1-2019

Safety and efficacy of Lactobacillus reuteri NBF‐2 (DSM 32264) as a feed additive for cats

Safety and efficacy of Lactobacillus reuteri NBF‐2 (DSM 32264) as a feed additive for cats

Published on: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 Following a request from the European Commission, the Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the safety and efficacy of Lactobacillus reuteri NBF‐2 when used in feed for cats at a minimum dose of 6 × 109 colony forming units (CFU) per animal and day. The additive is a preparation of viable cells of L. reuteri DSM 32264. This species is considered by EFSA to be suitable for the qualified presum...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

12-1-2019

Safety and efficacy of Lactobacillus reuteri NBF‐1 (DSM 32203) as a feed additive for dogs

Safety and efficacy of Lactobacillus reuteri NBF‐1 (DSM 32203) as a feed additive for dogs

Published on: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 Following a request from the European Commission, the Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the safety and efficacy of Lactobacillus reuteri NBF‐1 when used in feed for dogs at a minimum dose of 6 × 109 colony forming units (CFU) per animal and day. The additive is a preparation of viable cells of L. reuteri DSM 32203. This species is considered by the European Food Safety Authority to be sui...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

12-1-2019

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase from Bacillus subtilis (strain XAS)

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase from Bacillus subtilis (strain XAS)

Published on: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 The EFSA Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings was requested to evaluate the genotoxic potential of flavouring substances from subgroup 2.2 of FGE.19 in the Flavouring Group Evaluation 208 Revision 3 (FGE.208Rev3). In FGE.208Rev1, the Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids (CEF) evaluated genotoxicity studies on the representative substance p‐mentha‐1,8‐dien‐7‐al [FL‐no: 05.117], which was found to be genotoxic in vivo. The Panel conclu...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

12-1-2019

Assessment of the application for renewal of authorisation of selenomethionine produced by Saccharomyces cerevisiae NCYC R397 for all animal species

Assessment of the application for renewal of authorisation of selenomethionine produced by Saccharomyces cerevisiae NCYC R397 for all animal species

Published on: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 The Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the application for renewal of authorisation of organic form of selenium produced by Saccharomyces cerevisiae NCYC R397 (Alkosel®) for all animal species. The FEEDAP Panel has delivered two opinions (on 2007 and 2016) on the safety and efficacy of the additive. The additive is characterised as organic selenium mainly selenomethionine (63%); it was ini...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

12-1-2019

Safety and efficacy of HOSTAZYM® X (endo‐1,4‐beta‐xylanase) as a feed additive for rabbits for fattening

Safety and efficacy of HOSTAZYM® X (endo‐1,4‐beta‐xylanase) as a feed additive for rabbits for fattening

Published on: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 Following a request from the European Commission, the Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the safety and efficacy of HOSTAZYM® X as a feed additive for rabbits for fattening. HOSTAZYM® X contains endo‐1,4‐beta‐xylanase produced by a strain of Trichoderma citrinoviride and is available in liquid and solid formulations. It is authorised as a feed additive for chickens for fattening, turkeys f...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

12-1-2019

Assessment of the application for renewal of authorisation of Lantharenol® (lanthanum carbonate octahydrate) for cats

Assessment of the application for renewal of authorisation of Lantharenol® (lanthanum carbonate octahydrate) for cats

Published on: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 Lantharenol® is a feed additive consisting of lanthanum carbonate octahydrate. It is currently authorised as a zootechnical additive (decrease in phosphorous excretion via urine) for cats; this opinion concerns the renewal of the authorisation. In 2007, the EFSA Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) adopted an opinion on the safety and efficacy of Lantharenol® as a feed additive for cats. The applicant has provided data demonstrating th...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

19-12-2018

Safety and efficacy of vitamin B2 (riboflavin 5′‐phosphate ester monosodium salt) for all animal species when used in water for drinking

Safety and efficacy of vitamin B2 (riboflavin 5′‐phosphate ester monosodium salt) for all animal species when used in water for drinking

Published on: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 Following a request from the European Commission, the Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on vitamin B2 in the form of riboflavin 5′‐phosphate ester monosodium salt as an additive for all animal species for use in water for drinking. The additive under assessment is obtained from ■■■■■ a source of riboflavin produced by Ashbya gossypii. No information was provided on the identity and character...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

13-12-2018

Evaluation of the safety and efficacy of the organic acids lactic and acetic acids to reduce microbiological surface contamination on pork carcasses and pork cuts

Evaluation of the safety and efficacy of the organic acids lactic and acetic acids to reduce microbiological surface contamination on pork carcasses and pork cuts

Published on: Wed, 12 Dec 2018 Studies evaluating the safety and efficacy of lactic and acetic acids to reduce microbiological surface contamination on pork carcasses pre‐chill and pork meat cuts post‐chill were assessed. Lactic acid treatments consisted of 2–5% solutions at temperatures of up to 80°C applied to carcasses by spraying or up to 55°C applied on cuts by spraying or dipping. Acetic acid treatments consisted of 2–4% solutions at temperatures of up to 40°C applied on carcasses by spraying or o...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

10-12-2018

The J.M. Smucker Company Issues Voluntary Recall of Specific Lots of 9Lives® Protein Plus® Wet, Canned Cat Food Due to Low Levels of Thiamine (Vitamin B1)

The J.M. Smucker Company Issues Voluntary Recall of Specific Lots of 9Lives® Protein Plus® Wet, Canned Cat Food Due to Low Levels of Thiamine (Vitamin B1)

The J.M. Smucker Company today announced a voluntary recall of specific lots of 9Lives® Protein Plus® wet, canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1). No illnesses related to this issue have been reported to date and the product is being recalled out of an abundance of caution.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

7-12-2018

Re‐evaluation of propane‐1,2‐diol esters of fatty acids (E 477) as a food additive

Re‐evaluation of propane‐1,2‐diol esters of fatty acids (E 477) as a food additive

Published on: Thu, 06 Dec 2018 The EFSA Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings (FAF) provides a scientific opinion re‐evaluating the safety of propane‐1,2‐diol esters of fatty acids (E 477) when used as a food additive. The Scientific Committee on Food (SCF) in 1978 endorsed the acceptable daily intake (ADI) of 25 mg/kg body weight (bw) per day, expressed as propane‐1,2‐diol, established by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) in 1974. No adverse effects were observed in short‐t...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

6-12-2018

Kroger Louisville Division Recalls Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food Because of Elevated Vitamin D Levels

Kroger Louisville Division Recalls Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food Because of Elevated Vitamin D Levels

Following a recall by Sunshine Mills, Inc., the Kroger Louisville division announced it has removed from sale Abound Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe dog food produced by the supplier. The dog food was sold in one Kroger store located at 2440 Bardstown Road in Louisville, KY. Only Abound Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe dog food with the listed UPC numbers and Best by Dates are affected by this recall. The recall was initiated because the product had the potential to contain an elevated level of Vitamin D, which ...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

6-12-2018

King Soopers and City Market Recalls Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food Because of Elevated Vitamin D Levels

King Soopers and City Market Recalls Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food Because of Elevated Vitamin D Levels

Following a recall by Sunshine Mills, Inc., King Soopers announced it has removed from sale Abound Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe dog food produced by Sunshine Mills, Inc. sold in King Soopers and City Market stores, located in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming. Only Abound Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe dog food with the listed UPC numbers and Best by Dates are affected by this recall. The recall was initiated because the product had the potential to contain an elevated level of Vitamin D, which may caus...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

3-12-2018

FDA Alerts Pet Owners about Potentially Toxic Levels of Vitamin D in Several Dry Pet Foods

FDA Alerts Pet Owners about Potentially Toxic Levels of Vitamin D in Several Dry Pet Foods

The FDA is investigating the presence of elevated, potentially toxic levels of vitamin D in several dry pet foodsVitamin D in very high amounts can cause serious health problems like kidney failure or death.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

29-11-2018

ELM Pet Foods Recall of Dry Dog Food Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D

ELM Pet Foods Recall of Dry Dog Food Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D

ELM Pet Foods, Inc is issuing a voluntary recall of Elm Chicken and Chickpea Recipe dog food because the products could contain elevated levels of Vitamin D.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

28-11-2018

ANF Pet Inc. Issues Voluntary Precautionary Recall of Dry Dog Food Due to Potentially Elevated Levels of Vitamin D

ANF Pet Inc. Issues Voluntary Precautionary Recall of Dry Dog Food Due to Potentially Elevated Levels of Vitamin D

ANF, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall of select products of ANF Pet Lamb and Rice Dog Food (reference below) due to potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

27-11-2018

Sunshine Mills, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Dry Dog Food Due to Potentially Elevated Levels of Vitamin D

Sunshine Mills, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Dry Dog Food Due to Potentially Elevated Levels of Vitamin D

Sunshine Mills, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall of select products of Evolve Puppy, Sportsman’s Pride Large Breed Puppy and Triumph Chicken and Rice Dog Food (reference below) due to potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

22-11-2018

Safety and efficacy of Monteban® G100 (narasin) for ducks for fattening

Safety and efficacy of Monteban® G100 (narasin) for ducks for fattening

Published on: Wed, 21 Nov 2018 Following a request from the European Commission, the Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the safety and efficacy of Monteban® G100 for ducks. Monteban® G100, containing narasin, is intended for the prevention of coccidiosis in ducks for fattening at a dose range of 60–70 mg/kg of complete feed. Narasin from Monteban® G100 is safe for ducks for fattening at a level of 70 mg/kg complete feed...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

21-11-2018

Safety and efficacy of Monteban® G100 (narasin) for chickens for fattening

Safety and efficacy of Monteban® G100 (narasin) for chickens for fattening

Published on: Tue, 20 Nov 2018 The feed additive Monteban® G100, containing the active substance narasin, an ionophore anticoccidial, is intended to control coccidiosis in chickens for fattening at a dose of 60–70 mg/kg complete feed. Narasin is produced by fermentation. Limited data on the taxonomic identification of the production strain did not allow the proper identification of strain NRRL 8092 as Streptomyces aureofaciens. The FEEDAP Panel cannot conclude on the absence of genetic determinants for ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

9-11-2018

In Association With Sunshine Mills, Lidl Voluntarily Recalls Orlando Brand Grain Free Chicken & Chickpea Superfood Recipe Dog Food Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D.

In Association With Sunshine Mills, Lidl Voluntarily Recalls Orlando Brand Grain Free Chicken & Chickpea Superfood Recipe Dog Food Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D.

In association with Sunshine Mills, Lidl is voluntarily recalling specific lots of Orlando brand Grain Free Chicken & Chickpea Superfood Recipe Dog Food because the products may contain elevated levels of Vitamin D.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

9-11-2018

Natural Life Pet Products Expands Recall of Dry Food Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D

Natural Life Pet Products Expands Recall of Dry Food Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D

We regret to inform you that Natural Life® Chicken & Potato dry dog food has been confirmed to contain elevated levels of Vitamin D.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

9-11-2018

Safety assessment of the substance Ln 1,4‐benzene dicarboxylic acid (with Ln = La, Eu, Gd, Tb) for use in food contact materials

Safety assessment of the substance Ln 1,4‐benzene dicarboxylic acid (with Ln = La, Eu, Gd, Tb) for use in food contact materials

Published on: Wed, 07 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The EFSA Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes and Processing Aids (CEP Panel) assessed the safety of the additive Ln 1,4‐benzene dicarboxylic acid (with Ln = La, Eu, Gd, Tb) for use in food contact materials. It is a family of mixtures combining the four lanthanides lanthanum (La), europium (Eu), gadolinium (Gd) and/or terbium (Tb) in different proportions as their 1,4‐benzene dicarboxylate complexes, used as a taggant in plastics for authentication and ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

3-11-2018

Nutrisca Issues Recall of Dry Dog Food Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D

Nutrisca Issues Recall of Dry Dog Food Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D

Nutrisca, of Saint Louis, Missouri is voluntarily recalling one formula of Nutrisca dry dog food (described below) due to it containing elevated levels of vitamin D.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

3-11-2018

Natural Life Pet Products Issues Recall of Dry Food Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D

Natural Life Pet Products Issues Recall of Dry Food Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D

Natural Life Pet Products of Saint Louis, Missouri is voluntarily recalling our Chicken & Potato dry dog food (described below) due to it containing elevated levels of Vitamin D.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

31-10-2018

Safety and efficacy of a super critical carbon dioxide extract of Humulus lupulus L. flos when used as a feed flavouring for all animal species

Safety and efficacy of a super critical carbon dioxide extract of Humulus lupulus L. flos when used as a feed flavouring for all animal species

Published on: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the safety and efficacy of a super critical carbon dioxide extract of Humulus lupulus L. flos (hop strobiles) when used as a sensory feed additive for all animal species. The additive is specified to containing 40% beta acids and less than 0.2% alpha acids. Known substances of conce...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

31-10-2018

Efficacy of Bergazym® P100 (endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase) as a feed additive for chickens for fattening and weaned piglets

Efficacy of Bergazym® P100 (endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase) as a feed additive for chickens for fattening and weaned piglets

Published on: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The product Bergazym® P100 contains a xylanase which is produced by a non‐genetically modified strain of Trichoderma reesei. The additive is available in a coated granular form and it is intended to be used as a zootechnical additive (functional group: digestibility enhancers) for chickens for fattening, and weaned piglets at the dose of 1,500 EPU/kg feed. The production strain and the additive were fully characterised in a previous assessment of the Panel o...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

31-10-2018

Safety and efficacy of Lactobacillus hilgardii CNCM I‐4785 and Lactobacillus buchneri CNCM I‐4323/NCIMB 40788 as a silage additive for all animal species

Safety and efficacy of Lactobacillus hilgardii CNCM I‐4785 and Lactobacillus buchneri CNCM I‐4323/NCIMB 40788 as a silage additive for all animal species

Published on: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Following a request from the European Commission, the Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the safety and efficacy of a strain of Lactobacillus hilgardii and of Lactobacillus buchneri when used as a technological additive intended to improve ensiling at a proposed application rate of 3.0 x 108 colony forming units (CFU)/kg fresh material. The two bacterial species are considered by EFS...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

30-10-2018

FDA takes action to stop the use of lead acetate in hair dyes

FDA takes action to stop the use of lead acetate in hair dyes

FDA takes action to stop the use of lead acetate in hair dyes. FDA will no longer allow lead acetate to be used in certain hair coloring products based on data that demonstrate that there is no longer a reasonable certainty of no harm from the use of this color additive.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

26-10-2018

Safety and efficacy of l‐threonine produced by fermentation using Escherichia coli CGMCC 7.232 for all animal species

Safety and efficacy of l‐threonine produced by fermentation using Escherichia coli CGMCC 7.232 for all animal species

Published on: Thu, 25 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The product subject of this assessment is l‐threonine produced by fermentation with a genetically modified strain of Escherichia coli (CGMCC 7.232). It is intended to be used in feed and water for drinking for all animal species and categories. The production strain and its recombinant DNA were not detected in the additive. The product l‐threonine, manufactured by fermentation with E. coli CGMCC 7.232, does not raise any safety concern with regard to the gen...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

25-10-2018

Safety of zinc chelate of methionine sulfate for the target species

Safety of zinc chelate of methionine sulfate for the target species

Published on: Wed, 24 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Zinc chelate of methionine sulfate is intended to be used as a nutritional additive (functional group: compounds of trace elements). The additive is zinc chelated with methionine in a molar ratio 1:1. It is intended to supply zinc as a nutritional additive to all animal species/categories. In 2017, the EFSA Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) adopted an opinion on the safety and efficacy of zinc chelate of methionine su...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

24-10-2018

Safety and efficacy of Hostazym® X (endo‐1,4‐beta‐xylanase) as a feed additive for sows in order to have benefit in piglets

Safety and efficacy of Hostazym® X (endo‐1,4‐beta‐xylanase) as a feed additive for sows in order to have benefit in piglets

Published on: Tue, 23 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Following a request from the European Commission, the Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the safety and efficacy of HOSTAZYM® X as a feed additive for sows in order to have benefit in piglets. The additive HOSTAZYM® X contains endo‐1,4‐beta‐xylanase and is available in liquid and solid formulations. This product is authorised as a feed additive for chickens for fattening, tu...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

20-10-2018

Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 200, Revision 1 (FGE.200 Rev.1): 74 α,β‐unsaturated aliphatic aldehydes and precursors from chemical subgroup 1.1.1 of FGE.19

Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 200, Revision 1 (FGE.200 Rev.1): 74 α,β‐unsaturated aliphatic aldehydes and precursors from chemical subgroup 1.1.1 of FGE.19

Published on: Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings of the European Food Safety Authority was requested to evaluate the genotoxic potential of 74 flavouring substances from subgroup 1.1.1 of FGE.19 in the Flavouring Group Evaluation 200 Revision 1 (FGE.200 Rev1). In FGE.200, genotoxicity studies were provided for one representative substance, namely hex‐2(trans)‐enal [FL‐no: 05.073], and for other two substances in the same subgroup, namely 2‐dodecenal [FL‐no: 05.03...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

18-10-2018

Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 201 Revision 2 (FGE.201Rev2): 2‐alkylated, aliphatic, acyclic alpha,beta‐unsaturated aldehydes and precursors, with or without additional double‐bonds, from chemical subgroup 1.1.2 of FGE.19

Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 201 Revision 2 (FGE.201Rev2): 2‐alkylated, aliphatic, acyclic alpha,beta‐unsaturated aldehydes and precursors, with or without additional double‐bonds, from chemical subgroup 1.1.2 of FGE.19

Published on: Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings of the European Food Safety Authority was requested to consider in this revision 2 of Flavouring Group Evaluation 201, the additional data on genotoxicity submitted by the Industry on two substances, 2‐methylpent‐2‐enal [FL‐no: 05.090] and 2 methylcrotonaldehyde [FL‐no: 05.095], from subgroup 1.1.2 of FGE.19. In FGE.201Rev1, the Panel concluded that further data were required in order to clarify the genotoxic poten...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

11-10-2018

Re‐evaluation of oxidised soya bean oil interacted with mono‐ and diglycerides of fatty acids (E 479b) as a food additive

Re‐evaluation of oxidised soya bean oil interacted with mono‐ and diglycerides of fatty acids (E 479b) as a food additive

Published on: Wed, 10 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The EFSA Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings (FAF) provides a scientific opinion re‐evaluating the safety of thermally oxidised soya bean oil interacted with mono‐ and diglycerides of fatty acids (TOSOM) (E 479b) when used as a food additive. The Scientific Committee on Food (SCF) and the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) derived an acceptable daily intake (ADI) of 25 and 30 mg/kg body weight (bw) per day, respectively. There was n...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

8-10-2018

Public consultation: Guidance on feed additives and the environment

Public consultation: Guidance on feed additives and the environment

Public consultation: Guidance on feed additives and the environment

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Press Releases & News Stories

29-8-2018

Grant agreement for piloting the Framework Partnership Agreement between the National data provider organisations in Slovakia and EFSA – Final report

Grant agreement for piloting the Framework Partnership Agreement between the National data provider organisations in Slovakia and EFSA – Final report

Published on: Tue, 07 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Presented document is the final report of the project GA/EFSA/DATA/2017/01: “Strategic Partnership with Slovakia on Data Quality (Pilot project)”. The report describes national processes and tools in order to implement internal validation and quality control of collected data according to EFSA requirements. A description of the data transmission processes from the National Databases to the EFSA databases, terminology, data mapping and data transformations fo...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

29-8-2018

Update of the tolerable upper intake level for vitamin D for infants

Update of the tolerable upper intake level for vitamin D for infants

Published on: Tue, 07 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) carried out a public consultation to receive input from the scientific community and all interested parties on the draft Scientific Opinion on the update of the tolerable upper intake level for vitamin D for infants. This draft Scientific Opinion was prepared by the EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA Panel) and endorsed by the Panel for public consultation by written procedure on 9 April 20...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

27-8-2018

Several unauthorized products seized from Vitality Health Foods in Drayton Valley, AB, may pose serious health risks

Several unauthorized products seized from Vitality Health Foods in Drayton Valley, AB, may pose serious health risks

Health Canada is advising Canadians that several unauthorized products seized from Vitality Health Foods in Drayton Valley, AB, may pose serious health risks. The 11products include vitamins, dietary supplements, workout supplements and decongestants. Seized products were labelled to contain various ingredients, including prescription drugs and controlled substances.

Health Canada

22-8-2018

Santevia Water System Inc. recalls PureEasy Shower Filter

Santevia Water System Inc. recalls PureEasy Shower Filter

The housing can unexpectedly separate releasing the mineral contents into the eyes.

Health Canada

24-7-2018

FDA Advises Vets of Percorten™-V Shortage and Alternative Drug Option for Treatment of Canine Addison’s Disease

FDA Advises Vets of Percorten™-V Shortage and Alternative Drug Option for Treatment of Canine Addison’s Disease

FDA is aware of a shortage of Percorten™-V (desoxycorticosterone pivalate injectable suspension), which is approved for use as replacement therapy for mineralocorticoid deficit in dogs with primary adrenocortical insufficiency, more commonly known as Addison’s Disease.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

19-7-2018

Food additive re-evaluation: EFSA workshop in November focuses on foods for infants below 16 weeks of age

Food additive re-evaluation: EFSA workshop in November focuses on foods for infants below 16 weeks of age

Food additive re-evaluation: EFSA workshop in November focuses on foods for infants below 16 weeks of age

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Press Releases & News Stories

20-6-2018

June 18, 2018: Vitamin Shop Owner Guilty of Selling Misbranded Drugs and Controlled Substance

June 18, 2018: Vitamin Shop Owner Guilty of Selling Misbranded Drugs and Controlled Substance

June 18, 2018: Vitamin Shop Owner Guilty of Selling Misbranded Drugs and Controlled Substance

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

16-3-2018

"Beyond Yourself Multi Athlete" and unauthorized bulk "Multi-Vitamines" seized from Shop Santé stores in Quebec may pose serious health risks

"Beyond Yourself Multi Athlete" and unauthorized bulk "Multi-Vitamines" seized from Shop Santé stores in Quebec may pose serious health risks

Health Canada is advising Canadians that "Beyond Yourself Multi Athlete" multivitamin and unauthorized "Multi-Vitamines" sold in bulk were seized from several Shop Santé stores in Quebec because they may pose serious health risks.

Health Canada

15-8-2018

Watched Vitamania? Here’s how the TGA regulates vitamins in Australia

Watched Vitamania? Here’s how the TGA regulates vitamins in Australia

Find out how the TGA regulates vitamins in Australia

Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia