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Sel-Plex receives authorisation

Alltech have announced the authorisation, under an EU regulation, of Sel-Plex as a nutritional feed additive for use in all species diets. Sel-Plex is the only product of its kind to have received this authorisation.

Sel-Plex is the only organic selenium to have received FDA approval in the USA, in 2000 for use in chicken diets, followed by turkey, swine, beef and dairy feeds and most recently for dog diets. It is the only product with safety and toxicity data that has been FDA reviewed and now approved by the European Union (EU) under the EU regulation 1750/2006.

Sel-Plex is a selenised yeast produced by Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I-3060 . Selenium plays a vital role in metabolism, growth and reproduction as well as in neutralising free radicals and supporting the immune system against infection.

The selenium in Sel-Plex is presented in the same form that is naturally present in plants, meaning that the selenium in Sel-Plex is more digestible and better retained. This allows the animal to build nutrient reserves against periods of increased demand without risking toxicity.

“We are delighted with the EU authorisation and this stamp of approval further enhances the confidence we have in all our natural feed products. This re-enforces our commitment to research and development, and our customers can be satisfied that our products comply with EU regulations,” said Aidan Connolly, vice president, Alltech.

“Selenium, often limited in modern diets fed to food animals, is an essential part of the body's antioxidant defence system and is needed for normal growth and reproduction. Sel-Plex moves selenium supplementation forward by providing the mineral in the natural form that occurs in forages, grains and oilseeds,” said Jem Clay, managing director, Alltech UK.
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