Nutrase® P, 6-phytase enzyme, receives European approval for use in poultry feed
A milestone for the poultry industry

Press Release – April 12, 2024

We are pleased to announce that the European Commission has granted authorization for placing Nutrase® P, a highly efficient 6-phytase enzyme, on the European market.
This approval allows its use as an animal feed additive for all poultry species kept for fattening, all poultry species reared for laying, and ornamental birds. This registration, granted by the European Commission following the positive evaluations by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), marks an important milestone in our commitment to innovation and support for the poultry industry.

What is Nutrase® P ?

Nutrase® P is a unique bacterial 6-phytase that efficiently releases
phosphate from phytate
, thereby improving phosphorus digestibility and reducing the need for phosphate addition in the feed.

Nutrase® P’s 6-phytase enzyme delivers wide-ranging health & economic benefits for poultry production industry:

  • Increased digestive efficiency: Nutrase® P, as a potent 6-phytase enzyme, helps release phosphorus from phytate, resulting in better absorption of essential nutrients such as phosphorus, calcium and other minerals. This contributes to improved growth and productivity.
  • Improved feed conversion: Enhanced nutrient uptake allows poultry farms to utilize their feed more efficiently, reducing feed conversion costs and improving the sustainability of poultry production.
  • Environmentally friendly: Nutrase® P reduces the amount of undigested phytate in manure. This has a positive impact on the environment by reducing phosphorus leaching into soil and water.
  • Safe and reliable: The enzyme has been thoroughly tested and found to be safe for both poultry and consumers. The European registration confirms the quality and reliability of Nutrase® P.

The European registration of Nutrase® P represents a significant milestone and reflects Nutrex’ unwavering commitment to innovation and delivering top-quality nutritional solutions. We firmly believe that Nutrase® P will play a pivotal role in enhancing the poultry industry across Europe by improving nutritional efficiency and promoting sustainable production practices.

Kurt Van De Mierop, Managing Director at Nutrex

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