Phibro Animal Health Corporation has announced that its Ethanol Performance Group has not detected virginiamycin in distillers’ grain samples. Virginiamycin is the active ingredient in Lactrol, the company’s market leading antimicrobial for ethanol production. The company tested over 40 samples which were taken from 11 facilities and testing was conducted by an outside laboratory and by Phibro’s technical service laboratory.

No residues were detected in the 42 samples of distillers’ grain, using the only validated test method accepted by the Food and Drug Administration for use in virginiamycin feed assays. Lactrol is a market-leading infection management tool used by the fuel ethanol industry and to date is the only antimicrobial product to be reviewed by the CVM for use in ethanol production.

Results continue to demonstrate that Lactrol, when used as indicated, allows ethanol producers to produce the most alcohol from the least amount of corn.

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Source: Phibro News Release