食品伙伴网讯 2020年2月24日，应欧盟委员会要求，欧盟动物饲料添加剂和产品（FEEDAP）研究小组就皂化辣椒粉提取物（saponified paprika extract）对育肥和产蛋家禽（除火鸡外）的安全性和有效性发布科学意见。
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 the safety and efficacy of saponified paprika extract, containing capsanthin as main carotenoid source, for poultry for fattening and laying （except turkeys）。 The saponified paprika （Capsicum annuum） extract contains various carotenoids at a concentration of 25-90 g/kg of which capsanthin being the major one with quantity specified as > 35% of total carotenoids （TC）。 The maximum recommended use level of 40 mg TC/kg feed is safe for chickens for fattening and laying hens. The margin of safety is at least 6. This conclusion is extrapolated to minor poultry species for fattening and laying. The saponified paprika extract is not genotoxic. based on the no observed effect level （NOEL） of the 90‐day study in rat and the exposure estimates, the Panel considered that there would be an adequate margin of exposure （between 700 and 2000） to conclude that the level of exposure to residues of the saponified paprika （C. annuum） extract （capsanthin not less than 35% of TCs） in animal tissues and products does not raise concern for the safety for the consumer.