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

EU category Micro-organisms
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.
EU code 12
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
Producer ChemVet

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