publication . Article . 2013

Scientific Opinion on the safety and efficacy of potassium sorbate as a silage additive for all animals except dogs and cats

Vasileios Bampidis;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jul 2013 Journal: EFSA Journal (issn: 1831-4732, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
Potassium sorbate is intended to be used as a technological additive to improve the ensiling process in the range of 90 to 300 mg/kg fresh material. The application of potassium sorbate in the preparation of silage up to the maximum proposed dose of 300 mg/kg forage is safe for the target animals. The additive, when used in silage, is not expected to increase substantially consumer exposure to potassium sorbate. Therefore, the FEEDAP Panel concludes that potassium sorbate, when used as a silage additive, is safe for consumers of food products from animals fed treated silage. Potassium sorbate is a skin and eye irritant and a potential irritant to the respiratory...
Subjects
free text keywords: technological additives, silage additives, potassium sorbate, efficacy, safety, Nutrition. Foods and food supply, TX341-641, Chemical technology, TP1-1185
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