食品伙伴網訊 2021年7月30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）研究小組就野油菜黃單胞桿菌（Xanthomonas campestris strains）菌株生產的黃原膠（xanthan gum）作為所有動物飼料添加劑的安全性和有效性發表科學意見。
Following a request from the European Commission, the Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on xanthan gum as a feed additive for all animal species. Xanthan gum is manufactured using different production strains belonging to the X. campestris species. The identity of the strains producing xanthan gum was not unambiguously established, data on antimicrobial susceptibility were incomplete, and it was not possible to exclude the presence in the additive of viable cells/DNA of the production strains. Consequently, no conclusions could be drawn on the safety of the X. campestris strains ■■■■■. Considering the above and in the absence of adequate information on the additive under assessment, the FEEDAP Panel cannot conclude on the safety of xanthan gum produced by the X. campestris strains ■■■■■ for the target species, the consumer, the user and the environment. Xanthan gum is considered as an efficacious stabiliser and thickener in feedingstuffs for all animal species at the proposed conditions of use.