Distillers Grains produced using XyloFerm are safe: expert panel

February 5, 2017 |

In Sweden, an expert panel convened by Taurus Energy has concluded that “the process utilizing the modified strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae XyloFerm strain Taurus13 produces DG grains with nutrient profiles comparable to DG described in the peer-reviewed literature,” the company said. The Panel further concluded that, in those instances where the DG generated using the modified strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae exhibited higher nutrient concentrations than the control, the differences were either nonconsequential or could be seen as beneficial, in providing an important, nutrient-dense option in livestock diet formulation.

Thus, the Panel concluded that the genetic modifications made to create the XyloFerm strains do not alter the safety assessment or risk profile of DG produced using non-modified, wild type yeast, the safety of which is well-documented in the public literature and are “generally regarded as safe” of GRAS, in accordance with 21 C.F.R. § 570.30(b)*, based on scientific procedures.

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