Statement on the safety and efficacy of lignosulphonate of magnesium (Caimabond) for all animal species

technological additive, binders, lignosulphonate of magnesium, safety, efficacy, all animal species
First published in the EFSA Journal
16 April 2020
Adopted
17 March 2020
Type
Scientific Opinion

Abstract

The additive lignosulphonate of magnesium is intended to be used as a technological additive (functional group: binders) for all animal species. The Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) assessed the data provided by the applicant in the technical dossier. During the course of the assessment, the absence and/or incompleteness of information needed in order to be able to deliver an opinion on the safety and efficacy of this additive was identified and notified to the applicant. The information requested covered the format requirements of the application and the structure of the dossier. The applicant has failed to provide the additional information. Therefore, considering the data provided in the original dossier and the absence of response from the applicant to the requests from EFSA, the FEEDAP Panel is not in a position to deliver an opinion on the safety and efficacy of the additive lignosulphonate of magnesium as a technological additive for all animal species.

Panel members at the time of adoption

Giovanna Azimonti, Vasileios Bampidis Maria de Lourdes Bastos, Henrik Christensen, Birgit Dusemund, Maryline Kouba, Mojca Kos Durjava, Marta López‐Alonso, Secundino López Puente, Francesca Marcon, Baltasar Mayo, Alena Pechová, Mariana Petkova, Fernando Ramos, Yolanda Sanz, Roberto Edoardo Villa and Ruud Woutersen.
Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed
Contact
feedap [at] efsa.europa.eu
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2020.6066
EFSA Journal 2020;18(4):6066
Question Number
On request from
European Commission