According to the European Union Association of Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures, FEFANA, two EU rapid notifications are currently active, reporting the detection of low amounts of chloramphenicol in some Vitamin A/D3 products.
These products, which are sourced from two different producers in China, have been placed on the EU market by two EU operators. The products have been distributed to several EU countries and were subject to information and recalls by the concerned companies. From information available, the detected amounts are low and they are measurable in the concerned vitamin A/D3 products only. Due to the low incorporation rate of these products, the levels in feed and food of animal origin will be far below the limits of quantitation.
According to FEFANA, the alert and recall process is a precautionary measure and the industry is alert for further potential contamination.