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Protural™ contains sodium benzoate.

Manufacturer´s main claim
Strong anti-microbial effect
Improves weight gain and feed conversion.

Technical specifications Protural

EU category Zootechnical additive
Functional group of additives Other zootechnical additives
Composition >99.0% sodium benzoate
EU code 4d 5
EU approval (content mg/kg complete feed) Piglets: max. 4,000
End of period of EU authorisation Piglets: 10 June 2021
Safety and handling It is recommended to use gloves, eye and respiratory protection
Storage stability The product was stored for three years at ambient temperature and humidity. The temperature ranged from 10°C to 35°C and the relative humidity from 50% to 75%.  The content of sodium benzoate was fully recovered after three years. When the product was supplemented to a vitamin/mineral or complete feed and stored for 6 months the loss was less than 1 %.
Heat stability After pelleting at temperatures ranging from 61°C to 68°C more than 90% of the product was recovered.
Physical state of product and appearance The appearance of the product is white and granular. An average of 95% of the particles have a size larger than 100 µm whereas 5% are between 50 µm and 100 µm.
Distribution in feed The analytical results of samples collected from both mash and pelleted feed or premixes showed a coefficient of variance of 93-94 % 
Producer Taminco

List of references

EFSA (2011). Scientific Opinion on safety and efficacy of Protural (sodium benzoate) as feed additive for weaned piglets. EFSA Journal 2011;9(2):2005

EU (2011).
Commission implementing Regulation (EU) No 496/2011 of 20 May 2011 concerning the authorisation of sodium benzoate as a feed additive for weaned piglets (holder of the authorisation Kemira Oyj). Official Journal of the European Union. L134/9-10

EU (2012).
Commission implementing Regulation (EU) No 413/2012 of 15 May 2012 amending implementing Regulation (EU) No 496/2011 as regards the minimum content of sodium benzoate as a feed additive in feed for weaned piglets. Official Journal of the European Union. L128/4

EU (2014).
Commission implementing Regulation (EU) No 862/2014 of 7 August 2014 amending implementing Regulation (EU) No 496/2011 as regards the name holder of the authorisation of the feed additive sodium benzoate. Official Journal of the European Union. L 235/12-13

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