The reduction of antibiotic use is a major issue, especially in livestock breeding.
Due to its positive effects on the gut lactulose has been listed in the EU catalogue of feed materials (Commission Regulation (EU) No. 575/2011).
Moreover, lactulose has also been accepted for inclusion into the ‘Positive List for Straight Feeding Stuffs’, published by the ‘Standards Commission for Straight Feeding Stuffs at the Central Committee of German Agriculture’.
This official recognition of lactulose as a feed ingredient underpins the importance and the need for health-maintaining ingredients in animal feed.