Eastman welcomes EFSA scientific opinion on sodium formate efficacy

When authorized as a hygiene condition enhancer in the EU, the feed additive gives the animal nutrition industry more flexibility to reduce contaminations

KINGSPORT, Tenn., May 7, 2019 – On March 15, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published its opinion on the effectiveness of sodium formate liquid, concluding that it has potential as a hygiene-condition enhancer. This positive conclusion allows for the next step: the European Union (EU) authorization of sodium formate for this use.

If authorized, sodium formate will be the second EU-authorized additive considered a hygiene condition enhancer; formic acid has been authorized for this use since June 2017. Both feed additives have been shown to be effective against specific microbial contamination, such as Salmonella, in feed and feed materials.

Eastman animal nutrition experts believe the authorization of sodium formate liquid will give the EU feed industry more flexibility to offer effective solutions that reduce specific contaminations.

“Within Eastman, we look forward to this additional authorization,” said Irene Quintana, marketing director, animal nutrition, Eastman. “It will enable us to further customize our applications and create solutions that effectively address the challenges of specific microbial contaminations in feeds and feed materials and thus contribute to a safe feed for animals.”

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Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company’s innovation-driven growth model takes advantage of world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement, and differentiated application development to grow its leading positions in attractive end markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,500 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2018 revenues of approximately $10 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.


Tracy Kilgore Addington
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