InteSwine® contains live yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and is authorised for use in the EU in piglets.

Technical specifications InteSwine®

EU category Zoo-technical additive
Functional group of additives Gut flora stabiliser
Active substance Saccharomyces cerevisiae (NCYC R-625)
Activity in the product 1 x 1010 CFU/g product
EU approval Piglets: 4 x 1010 CFU/kg feed with no maximum
End of period of authorisation Piglets: 14 November 2021
EU code 4b1872
Recommended dosage 4 kg/ton feed
Product storage stability The product was stable when stored for one year at 22°C and 68% relative humidity. When stored for one year at 30° and 75% relative humidity the loss of viability was less than 0.1 log units.
Storage stability in feed and premix When added to a vitamine/mineral premix and stored for six months at 22°C the product lost 15% of its viability. The storage stability when added to pelleted or mash piglet feed was investigated for a period of three months. After three months storage approximately 4 % of the initial viability was lost.
Heat stability Stable at pelleting temperatures up to 85°C
Carrier No carrier
Handling Breathing protection shall be used during handling
Producer Integro Gida SAN. Ve TIC A.S

List of references

EFSA (2011). Scientific Opninion on the safety and efficacy of InteSwine® (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) as a feed additive for piglets. EFSA Journal 2011; 9(5):2173

EU (2011). Commission Regulation (EU) No 1074/2011 of 24 October 2011 concerning the authorisation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae NCYC R-625 as a feed additive for weaned piglets (holder of the authorisation Integro Gida SAN. ve TIC. A.S. represented by RM associates Ltd). Official Journal of the European Union. L 278/5