NewswireToday - /newswire/ -
Herentals, Belgium, 2011/04/07 - Kemin announced that the patented strain of Bacillus subtilis PB6, CLOSTAT™, has received an extension from the European Commission (Regulation (EU) N° 168/2011).
Kemin is pleased to announce that the patented strain of Bacillus subtilis PB6, CLOSTAT™, has received an extension from the European Commission (Regulation (EU) N° 168/2011) allowing it to be used in combination with four additional coccidiostats, increasing its total compatibility to nine coccidiostats. This extension was granted after a positive assessment by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and approved by the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health.
After a series of in vitro and in vivo studies, EU authorities concluded that the unique strain of Bacillus subtilis PB6 can now also be used in combination with maduramycin ammonium, monensin sodium, narasin, and robenidine hydrochloride approved coccidiostats in the EU. Since CLOSTAT™ was approved by the European Commission in February 2010, it has been compatible for use with diclazuril, decoquinate, salinomycin sodium, narasin/nicarbazin, and lasalocid sodium approved coccidiostats.
This extension provides veterinarians, nutritionists, and poultry producers with more flexibility when searching for the best solutions to manage both coccidiosis and bacterial enteritis in their flocks. CLOSTAT™ is a natural alternative that supports animal health by maintaining a balanced gastro intestinal tract. CLOSTAT™ is patented for its unique and already demonstrated efficacy in reducing mortality and lesion scores due to necrotic enteritis because of its targeted activity against Clostridium spp.. With this approval, Kemin gives broiler producers extra flexibility on the use of CLOSTAT™ in combination with different coccidiostats in their feed.
About Kemin - Inspired Molecular Solutions™
Founded in 1961, Kemin Industries (kemin.com) is celebrating its 50th Anniversary of providing "inspired molecular solutions" specifically developed to provide nutrition and health benefits for humans and animals. Kemin manufactures and distributes approximately 500 specialty ingredients worldwide to the feed and food industries as well as to the health, nutrition and beauty markets. Kemin ingredients positively impact more than 1.3 billion people a day.
A global, privately-held corporation headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa (USA), Kemin has experienced double-digit growth in the last several years. The company has more than 1,200 employees and operates in 60 countries with manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Singapore, South Africa and the United States.
About Kemin AgriFoods
Kemin AgriFoods brings value to the feed industry by working in partnership with its customers. TOTAL NUTRITION™ offers nutritional solutions that contribute to the safe, efficient and healthy production of animal protein. Proven scientific knowledge, reliable technology and customer tailored services make Kemin, the advisor you can count on.
 Proceeding World Veterinary Poultry Association, 8-12 November 2009, Marrakesh, p 181