Favorable opinion regarding XyloFerm® as a feed component
The expert panel convened by Taurus Energy has issued a favorable opinion regarding XyloFerm® as a feed component. It remains for the panel to assess and issue a statement regarding the final feed product.
The panel members have, individually and collectively, determined that the genetic modifications made to create XyloFerm® strains do not form the basis for departing from the safety assessment and the risk profile of non-modified wildtype yeast, whose safety is well documented in the public literature. Following that the XyloFerm® strains evaluated by the panel are GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe), i.e. safe to consume, as a component in animal feed in the form of inactivated biomass under 21 C.F.R. (Code of Federal Regulations) § 570.30 (b)*, based on the scientific procedure.
The panel intends to make a separate assessment of the final feed product safety and has requested additional data in the form of a comparative study of the feed product DG (Distillers Grains) produced by XyloFerm® compared to unmodified yeast. Taurus Energy is now initiating collaboration with an ethanol producer to produce this data.
*21 CFR 570.30(b): general recognition of safety through scientific procedures requires the same quantity and quality of scientific evidence as is required to obtain approval of the substance as a food additive and ordinarily is based upon published studies, which may be corroborated by unpublished studies and other data and information.
About Taurus Energy AB
Taurus Energy AB is a research and development company, which aims to commercialize its extensive research and development program in the field of ethanol production. Since 2006, the company’s mission has been to license energy producers to use the methods developed by the company on a global market. Taurus Energy holds over 10 patent families, which have been developed with the help of around 20 internationally recognized scientists. Taurus Energy is listed on the Aktietorget equities market. For more information, please visit www.taurusenergy.eu
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