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Source: Lallemand Animal Nutrition news release

Lallemand Animal Nutrition is committed to best practices and safety at each level of product manufacturing and application. For this reason, the company has voluntarily added a hazard statement to minimize the potential risk to some individuals while handling certain silage inoculant products. The statement notes the enzymes in selected products are, for some people, an allergen.

"While this change is not required by regulatory authorities for any of our North or Central American products, the information is required by some other regulatory authorities, such as the EU, and so we as a company felt it is our responsibility to all our customers adopt the highest standards globally when it comes to the safe handling of our products," says Bob Charley, PhD. Forage Products Manager, Lallemand Animal Nutrition.

Starting this year, Lallemand Animal Nutrition silage inoculants containing enzymes, including the market-leading Biotal and Sil-All brands, will include the following information on product labels:

May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled. Avoid breathing dust/fumes/gas/mist/vapors/spray. Wear respiratory protection. IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. If experiencing respiratory symptoms: Call a POISON CENTER/doctor.

Dr. Charley notes that the product formulations are unchanged, as are the recommended precautions when handling these products.

"We have always recommended that anyone handling these products should do so in a well-ventilated area, wear gloves and avoid inhaling the product particles or fumes," he says. "Producers understand the importance of safe practices around all products and equipment used on farming and livestock operations. We simply want to provide all of the information they need to work with their teams to ensure everyone returns home safely to their families each night."

For more information, contact your Lallemand Animal Nutrition representative.

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