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FDA Permits the Use of Selenium Yeast in Sheep and Goat Feed

March 8, 2005

In response to a stakeholder request, FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine will exercise enforcement discretion to allow for the use of selenium yeast in complete feed for sheep or goats at levels not to exceed 0.3 part per million (ppm) added selenium (Se). This decision applies to any firm that manufactures and markets selenium yeast within the specifications of FDA's food additive regulation.

FDA has approved selenium yeast as a food additive in the complete feed for chickens, turkeys, swine, beef cattle, and dairy cattle at a level not to exceed 0.3 ppm of added selenium [ Code of Federal Regulations , Title 21, Part 573.920(h) -- ].

Questions on the use of selenium yeast in sheep or goat feed may be directed to Dr. William Burkholder, FDA/Center for Veterinary Medicine (HFV-228), 7519 Standish Place, Rockville, MD 20855, telephone 240-453-6865, or email William.Burkholder@fda.hhs.gov.

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240-276-9300
240-276-9115 FAX
Issued by: FDA, Center for Veterinary Medicine

Communications Staff, HFV-12

7519 Standish Place

Rockville, MD 20855