BIOMIN Announces Positive Votes for Mycofix® in Avian Species

Biomin® BBSH 797 and FUMzyme®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 Center 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 immobilize 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 3 EU authorizations that permit legal claims of mycotoxin deactivation,” added Ms Hofstetter. Mycofix® Secure gained EU authorization 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 authorized by the EU to biotransform fumonisins specifically and irreversibly into non-toxic metabolites. It achieved initial EU authorization 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.

About Biomin® BBSH 797

Biomin® BBSH 797 is the first-ever EU authorized microorganism that biotransforms trichothecenes into harmless metabolites. It received initial EU authorization for pigs in 2013.

BIOMIN will showcase Mycofix® at the European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition in Spain from 8 to 11 May, where the firm is a Diamond sponsor.