Animal Nutrition

Danisco’s multi-strain probiotic product gets green light for use in European turkey production

The authorization follows a positive opinion​ for Enviva PRO, a blend of three Bacillus probiotic strains, from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in April this year.

Enviva PRO, found EFSA, has the potential to be efficacious as a zootechnical additive in chickens for fattening at the recommended dose of 7.5 9 107 CFU/kg (EFSA, 2016). “Since the effects to the additive can be reasonably assumed to be the same in both poultry species, the [FEEDAP] panel considers that the results from the efficacy studies in chickens for fattening can be used to conclude on turkeys for fattening at the same inclusion level.”

Return on investment

Jose Luis Ecija Roux, marketing director EMEA, Danisco Animal Nutrition, said the EU rubber stamp on both safety and efficacy for the product means the company can now address the needs of the European turkey segment and expand its European customer base for Enviva PRO beyond broiler and layer producers.

Europe is one of the largest turkeys producing markets in the world, second only to the US, with Germany, France, Poland, Italy, and Spain making up 90% of the region’s overall output.

“We look forward to helping customers in the region develop tailored nutritional feed strategies that not only deliver excellent flock performance and liveability, but also return on investment.”

First launched in the US in 2008, Enviva PRO is currently used in over 50 countries globally.

Health challenges 

The multi-strain probiotic blend, said the developer, has been shown to reduce the growth of health challenging bacteria and improve feed conversion ratios in broilers and layers. It claims the product provides proven protection against diverse health challenges such as Clostridium perfringens ​and E. coli​, which the company said remain major issues for the industry.