The European Commission has just published the approval of Biorigin’s organic selenium product as a nutritional additive for all animal species, with no limitations of age or period of administration.
Selemax is a selenium source in the form of organic compounds produced from a Saccharomyces cerevisiae-type yeast enriched with selenium. It is presented at the concentrations of 1,000 and 2,000 ppm.
The process for the approval of Biorigin’s organic selenium for the European market started in 2007, when the data for the registration dossier was compiled by a multidisciplinary group, which was composed by employees and an external consultant.
Technical trials were carried out for three years to demonstrate product functions, and to determine product specifications, technical data and other relevant information. The dossier for Selemax registration was submitted to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in 2010, and their positive scientific opinion was published in 2012.