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Document 32023R2802

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/2802 of 18 December 2023 concerning the authorisation of a preparation of endo–1,4-beta-xylanase produced by Komagataella phaffii ATCC PTA-127053 as a feed additive for all poultry species for fattening, breeding, and reared for laying or breeding (holder of authorisation: Kemin Europa N.V.)

C/2023/8686

OJ L, 2023/2802, 19.12.2023, ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2023/2802/oj (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2023/2802/oj

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2023/2802

19.12.2023

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2023/2802

of 18 December 2023

concerning the authorisation of a preparation of endo–1,4-beta-xylanase produced by Komagataella phaffii ATCC PTA-127053 as a feed additive for all poultry species for fattening, breeding, and reared for laying or breeding (holder of authorisation: Kemin Europa N.V.)

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 September 2003 on additives for use in animal nutrition (1), and in particular Article 9(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 provides for the authorisation of additives for use in animal nutrition and for the grounds and procedures for granting such an authorisation.

(2)

In accordance with Article 7 of Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003, an application was submitted for the authorisation of a preparation of endo–1,4-beta-xylanase produced by Komagataella phaffii ATCC PTA-127053 as a feed additive. That application was accompanied by the particulars and documents required under Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003.

(3)

The application concerns the authorisation of a preparation of endo–1,4-beta-xylanase produced by Komagataella phaffii ATCC PTA-127053 as a feed additive for all poultry species, requesting that additive to be classified in the category ‘zootechnical additives’ and in the functional group ‘digestibility enhancers’.

(4)

The use of that preparation of endo–1,4-beta-xylanase produced by Komagataella phaffii ATCC PTA-127053 has already been authorised for all laying poultry by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/668 (2) based on the conclusions of the opinion of 29 June 2022 (3) of the European Food Safety Authority (‘the Authority’).

(5)

The Authority concluded in its opinions of 29 June 2022 and 11 May 2023 (4) that, under the proposed conditions of use, the preparation of endo–1,4-beta-xylanase produced by Komagataella phaffii ATCC PTA-127053 is safe for all poultry species, consumers and the environment. It also concluded that the preparation of endo–1,4-beta-xylanase produced by Komagataella phaffii ATCC PTA-127053 is not irritant to the eyes and skin but should be considered a dermal and a respiratory sensitiser. The Authority further concluded that the preparation of endo–1,4-beta-xylanase produced by Komagataella phaffii ATCC PTA-127053 has the potential to be efficacious for all poultry species under the proposed conditions of use. It did not consider that there is a need for specific requirements of post-market monitoring. The Authority also verified the report on the methods of analysis of the feed additive in feed submitted by the Reference Laboratory set up by Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003.

(6)

In view of the above, the Commission considers that the preparation of endo–1,4-beta-xylanase produced by Komagataella phaffii ATCC PTA-127053 satisfies the conditions for authorisation provided for in Article 5 of Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003. Accordingly, the use of that preparation should be authorised for all poultry species for fattening, breeding, and reared for laying or breeding. In addition, the Commission considers that appropriate protective measures should be taken to prevent adverse effects on the health of the users of the additive.

(7)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Authorisation

The preparation specified in the Annex, belonging to the additive category ‘zootechnical additives’ and to the functional group ‘digestibility enhancers’, is authorised as an additive in animal nutrition, subject to the conditions laid down in that Annex.

Article 2

Entry into force

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 18 December 2023.

For the Commission

The President

Ursula VON DER LEYEN


(1)   OJ L 268, 18.10.2003, p. 29.

(2)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/668 of 22 March 2023 concerning the authorisation of a preparation of endo–1,4-beta-xylanase produced by Komagataella phaffii ATCC PTA-127053 as a feed additive for all laying poultry (holder of authorisation: Kemin Europa N.V.) (OJ L 84, 23.3.2023, p. 7).

(3)   EFSA Journal 2022;20(7):7439.

(4)   EFSA Journal 2023;21(6):8047.


ANNEX

Identification number of the additive

Name of the holder of authorisation

Additive

Composition, chemical formula, description, analytical method

Species or category of animal

Maximum age

Minimum content

Maximum content

Other provisions

End of period of authorisation

Units of activity/kg of complete feedingstuff with a moisture content of 12%

Category of zootechnical additives. Functional group: digestibility enhancers

4a36

Kemin Europa N.V.

Endo–1,4-beta-xylanase (EC 3.2.1.8)

Additive composition

Preparation of endo–1,4-beta-xylanase produced by Komagataella phaffii ATCC PTA-127053 with a minimum activity of 3 000 000 U (1)/g.

Solid form.

Characterisation of the active substance

Endo–1,4-beta-xylanase (EC 3.2.1.8) produced by Komagataella phaffii ATCC PTA-127053.

Analytical method  (2)

For the determination of endo–1,4-beta-xylanase in the feed additive: colorimetric method based on the enzymatic hydrolysis of endo–1,4-beta-xylanase on the beechwood xylan substrate.

For the determination of endo–1,4-beta-xylanase in premixtures and compound feed: colorimetric method based on the enzymatic reaction of endo–1,4-beta-xylanase on the azurine cross-linked wheat arabinoxylan substrate.

All poultry species for fattening

All poultry species reared for laying or breeding

30 000 U

1.

In the directions for use of the additive and premixture, the storage conditions and stability to heat treatment shall be indicated.

2.

For users of the additive and premixtures, feed business operators shall establish operational procedures and organisational measures to address potential risks resulting from its use. Where those risks cannot be eliminated by such procedures and measures, the additive and premixtures shall be used with personal breathing and skin protective equipment.

8 January 2034

All poultry species for breeding

45 000 U


(1)  One U is the amount of enzyme that releases 0,0067 micromoles of reducing sugar (xylose equivalent) per minute and per gram of enzyme product at 50°C and pH 5,3.

(2)  Details of the analytical methods are available at the following address of the Reference Laboratory: https://joint-research-centre.ec.europa.eu/eurl-fa-eurl-feed-additives/eurl-fa-authorisation/eurl-fa-evaluation-reports_en


ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2023/2802/oj

ISSN 1977-0677 (electronic edition)


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