Nutrition

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Probiotic GalliPro approved by EU

Chr. Hansen's probiotic growth promoter, GalliPro® is approved and ready for use for commercial broiler producers all over Europe since October 4, 2007.

GalliPro® is a probiotic growth promoter with a proven beneficial effect on the intestinal flora in broilers and is a safe and efficient alternative to antibiotic growth promoters.

The EU approval will open doors into the European broiler market and its production of more than 5 billion broilers annually.

“We are extremely content that EU and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have approved GalliPro as a natural feed additive for the important European markets,” says Trine Hastrup, director of business development at Chr. Hansen.
 
Next generation probiotics
GalliPro already obtained all necessary approvals for the American markets, and on the most important markets in South America.

“We clearly see this as the next generation probiotics and as an effective tool for commercial producers.

“Our trials show that the probiotic can improve production parameters as it leads to better feed utilization, faster growth and a lower mortality rate,” concludes Hastrup.
 
Heat tolerant
GalliPro (a Bacillus subtilis strain ) is a heat-tolerant, in-feed probiotic that has a beneficial effect on the microbial balance in the gastrointestinal tract of broilers.

Some of its features are:

  • Spore formers to allow pelletisation.
  • Survives pelletisation temperatures up to 95ºC.
  • Strains are selected from more than 50 micro-organisms based on
  • EU safety and efficacy requirements.

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