23.2.2008   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 50/11


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 166/2008

of 22 February 2008

concerning the authorisation of a new use of the preparation of Bacillus cereus var. toyoi (Toyocerin) as a feed additive

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

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 authoårisation of additives for use in animal nutrition and for the grounds and procedures for granting such authorisation.

(2)

In accordance with Article 7 of Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003, an application was submitted for the authorisation of the preparation set out in the Annex to this Regulation. That application was accompanied by the particulars and documents required under Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003.

(3)

The application concerns authorisation of a new use of the microorganism preparation Bacillus cereus var. toyoi NCIMB 40112/CNCM I-1012 (Toyocerin) for turkeys for fattening, to be classified in the additive category ‘zootechnical additives’.

(4)

The use of that microorganism preparation was permanently authorised for piglets under 2 months and sows by Commission Regulation (EC) No 256/2002 (2), piglets and pigs for fattening by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1453/2004 (3), cattle for fattening by Commission Regulation (EC) No 255/2005 (4) and rabbits for fattening and chickens for fattening by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1200/2005 (5).

(5)

New data were submitted in support of the application for authorisation for turkeys for fattening. The European Food Safety Authority (the Authority) concluded in its opinion of 19 September 2007 that the microorganism preparation Bacillus cereus var. toyoi NCIMB 40112/CNCM I-1012 (Toyocerin) does not have an adverse effect on consumers, users or the environment (6). According to that opinion, the use of that preparation does not have an adverse effect on this additional animal category and it is efficacious in improving weight gain, feed intake and feed utilisation. The Authority does not consider that there is a need for specific requirements of post-market monitoring. It also verified the report on the method of analysis of the feed additive in feed submitted by the Community Reference Laboratory set up by Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003.

(6)

The assessment of that preparation shows that the conditions for authorisation, provided for in Article 5 of Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003, are satisfied. Accordingly, the use of that preparation should be authorised, as specified in the Annex to this Regulation.

(7)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

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

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the 20th 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, 22 February 2008.

For the Commission

Markos KYPRIANOU

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 268, 18.10.2003, p. 29. Regulation as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 378/2005 (OJ L 59, 5.3.2005, p. 8).

(2)  OJ L 41, 13.2.2002, p. 6. Regulation as amended by Regulation (EC) No 1143/2007 (OJ L 256, 2.10.2007, p. 23).

(3)  OJ L 269, 17.8.2004, p. 3.

(4)  OJ L 45, 16.2.2005, p. 3.

(5)  OJ L 195, 27.7.2005, p. 6. Regulation as amended by Regulation (EC) No 1445/2006 (OJ L 271, 30.9.2006, p. 22).

(6)  Scientific Opinion of the Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed on the safety and efficacy of Toyocerin (Bacillus cereus var. toyoi) as a feed additive for turkeys. Adopted on 19 September 2007. The EFSA Journal (2007) 549, 1-11.


ANNEX

Identification number of the additive

Name of the holder of authorisation

Additive

(Trade name)

Composition, chemical formula, description, analytical method

Species or category of animal

Maximum age

Minimum content

Maximum content

Other provisions

End of period of authorisation

CFU/kg of complete feedingstuff with a moisture content of 12 %

Category of zootechnical additives. Functional group: gut flora stabilisers

4b1701

Rubinum

Bacillus cereus var. toyoi

NCIMB 40112/CNCM I-1012

(Toyocerin)

 

Additive composition:

Preparation of Bacillus cereus var. toyoi containing a minimum of 1 × 1010 CFU/g additive

 

Characterisation of the active substance:

Bacillus cereus var. toyoi

NCIMB 40112/CNCM I-1012

 

Analytical method (1):

Enumeration: spread plate method using tryptone soya agar with pre-heat treatment of feed samples and identification: pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE)

Turkeys for fattening

0,2 × 109

1 × 109

1.

In the directions for use of the additive and premixture, indicate the storage temperature, storage life and stability to pelleting.

2.

For safety: glasses and gloves shall be used during handling.

3.

May be used in compound feed containing the permitted coccidiostats: monensin sodium, lasalocid sodium, robenidine, halofuginone, diclazuril, maduramycin ammonium.

14 March 2018


(1)  Details of the analytical methods are available at the following address of the Community Reference Laboratory: www.irmm.jrc.be/crl-feed-additives