The additive QuantumTM is an enzyme preparation produced by fermentation of a genetically modified strain of the yeast Pichia pastoris. It is used for chickens and laying hens, turkeys, ducks and piglets (weaned) for fattening. The reduction of the minimum recommended dose from 1000 FTU/kg to 500 FTU/kg was investigated.
The assessment of the safety for the consumer, the user and the environment as well as the safety aspects of the genetic modification and the efficacy of this product have previously been published by the EU.
This new study says “Go!” to the lower minimum recommended dose, the FEEDAP Panel concluded that the additive QuantumTM has the potential to improve phosphorus utilisation in turkeys for fattening at the minimum dose of 500 FTU/kg.