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Alkosel® receives a positive EFSA opinion

Lallemand announced today that Alkosel® has received a favorable opinion for use in all animal species from the European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA) Scientific Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed.

EFSA's opinion was based on a thorough examination of the safety and efficacy of Alkosel®,  a source of organic selenium based on a specific yeast strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae - NCYC R397.

Bernadette Okeke, Lallemand's Regulatory Affairs Manager, explains: "Now that EFSA evaluation is successfully completed with a favorable opinion, it remains for a vote by Member States to take place for the authorizing Regulation to be published in the Official Journal of the European Community. Following the actual opinion which was announced on December 5th, 2006, the Commission has up to 90 days to propose the draft Regulation to the Standing Committee for the vote."

Olivier Clech, Lallemand's General Manager, comments "Lallemand's policy to back-up its product development with the most up to date as well as fundamental scientific research and development continues to bear real and tangible value for our customers. Earlier this month, we announced the adoption by the Canadian National Research Council of a Certified Reference Material for the analysis of organic selenium yeast based on our Alkosel®. These latest developments are very good news indeed for our customers not only in Europe but worldwide."

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