食品伙伴網訊 2021年7月28日，據歐盟食品安全局（EFSA）消息，應歐盟委員會要求，歐盟動物飼料添加劑和產品（FEEDAP）研究小組就一種從毛蕊花（Verbascum thapsus L.）中提取的酊劑作為所有動物飼料添加劑的安全性發表科學意見。
The tincture derived from Verbascum thapsus L. (great mullein tincture) is intended to be used as a sensory additive in feed for all animal species. The product is a water/ethanol solution, with a dry matter content of ? 2.8% and contains on average 0.216% polyphenols including 0.093% flavonoids. According to a previous assessment, the additive was not characterised in full and about 82% of the dry matter fraction remained uncharacterised (representing 2.26% of the tincture). There was also uncertainty on the potential presence of iridoid glycosides in the tincture. Therefore, the Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) could not conclude on the safety of the additive at the proposed use levels of up to 50 g/kg complete feed for all animal species or for the consumer. The applicant has provided new data which show that the unidentified fraction consists of crude fibre, other carbohydrates, and protein. The tincture also contains aucubin (0.004%). Considering the genotoxic potential of aucubin and other related iridoids, no conclusions can be drawn for long-living animals (pets and other non-food producing animals, horses and animals for reproduction). For short-living animals (animals for fattening), the FEEDAP Panel concludes that the tincture is safe at the maximum proposed use level of 50 mg/kg complete feed and that the use in water for drinking is safe provided that the total daily intake of the additive does not exceed the daily amount that is considered safe when consumed via feed. No safety concerns would arise for the consumer from the use of the tincture up to the highest safe level in animal nutrition. In the absence of data, no conclusions can be drawn on the potential of the tincture to be a dermal/eye irritant or a skin sensitiser.