EU Assesses Safety of Feed Additive

Last month, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published an article on The Safety and Efficacy of a Feed Additive Consisting of Sodium Alginate for All Animal Species in accordance regulation EC No 429/2008. Sodium alginate is a high molecular weight polymer that naturally occurs in brown algae and is often used as an additive. It can be used as a gelling agent or thickener. The additive is intended for use in feeding stuffs for all animals at a maximum concentration limit of 30,000 mg/kg. After evaluation, it was determined that the use of sodium alginate in feed is considered safe for consumers and the environment.

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Posted on 1 April 2022