Biacton contains Lactobacillus farciminis and the product is authorised for use in the EU in chickens for fattening, turkeys for fattening and laying hens.
Manufacturer´s main claim
Improves feed conversion
Increases daily liveweight gain.
Inhibits growth of pathogens like Clostridium sp and Campylobacter jejuni and E. coli.
Technical specifications Biacton
|Active substance||Lactobacillus farciminis (CNCM MA 67/4R)|
|Activity in the product||Lactobacillus farciminis: 1 x 109 CFU/gram|
|EU approval||Chickens for fattening, turkeys for fattening and laying hens: 5 x 108 - no maximum CFU/kg feed|
|End of period of authorisation||Chickens for fattening, turkeys for fattening and laying hens: Authorised for use. Following the provisions of Article 10 § 2 of Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003, an application, in accordance with Article 7 has been submitted.|
|Recommended dosage||500 g / ton feed ~ 5 x 108 CFU / kg feed|
|Product storage stability||It is recommended to preserve the product in a dry place at temperatures between 4 and 20°C. Shelf life is one year|
|Storage stability in feed and premix||Not available|
|Heat stability||The manufacturer claims that no activity is lost when feed supplemented with the product is expose to 80°C for 20 minutes or 95°C for 2 minutes.|
|Carrier||Corn starch, yeast extract and oil-free soybean lecithin|
|Package size||25 kg multi-layer bags|
|Handling||During handling safety gloves, breathing protection and glasses should be used|
List of references
EFSA (2006). Opinion of the cientific panel on additives and products or substances used in animal feed on the safety of the micro-organism product "Biacton" (Lactobacillus farciminis) for chickens for fattening, turkeys for fattening and laying hens for use as a feed additive in accordance with Council Directive 70/524/EEC . The EFSA Journal (2006) 377, 1-6
EU (2006). Commission Regulation (EC) No 1876/2006 of 18 December 2006 concerning the provisional and permanent authorisation of certain additives in feedingstuffs. Official Journal of the European Union. L 360/126-132
EU (2012). Commission implementing Regulation (EU) No 1018/2012 of 5 November 2012 amending Regulations (EC) No 232/2009, (EC) No 188/2007, (EC) No 186/2007, (EC) No 209/2008, (EC) No 1447/2006, (EC) No 316/2003, (EC) No 1811/2005, (EC) No 1288/2004, (EC) No 2148/2004, (EC) No 1137/2007, (EC) No 1293/2008, (EC) No 226/2007, (EC) No 1444/2006, (EC) No 1876/2006, (EC) No 1847/2003, (EC) No 2036/2005, (EC) No 492/2006, (EC) No 1200/2005, and (EC) No 1520/2007 as regards the maximum content of certain micro-organisms in complete feedingstuffs. Official Journal of the European Union. L 307/56-59
EU (2017). Register of feed additives pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1803/2003. Annex I: List of additives. Released 13.02.2017, Edition 251