Vitafoods Europe is an annual event attracting 18,500+ of the most senior decision-makers in the global nutraceutical industry. This year, the Vitafoods Europe Education Programme has been revamped and includes three streams: R&D Forums, Business Workshops and Probiotics Summit.
Following Ms. Carine Lambert’s decision to leave IPA Europe at the end of January 2017 for family reasons, the Board of IPA Europe has appointed Ms. Rosanna Pecere to take over as new Executive Director, effective 23 January 2017.
To mark the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the passing of Prof. Elias Metchnikoff, pioneer of the science of ferments and first person ever to observe the health benefits of these microorganisms, Danone organised an event in honor of its founder, Isaac Carasso. His vision for the science of ferments led to the development of Danone’s first yogurt and to the current booming science around ferments. IPA Europe and its members attended this once in a lifetime event that took place on 5 December at the Pasteur Institute in Paris.
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IPA Europe is now registered in the official list of EFSA's stakeholders and looks forward to contributing to EFSA’s work plan and priorities.
The Board of IPA Europe is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Rosanna Pecere to take over the position of Executive Director of IPA Europe as of 1 February 2017.
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IPA Europe appreciates the opportunity provided by EFSA to comment on the revised draft guidelines for the preparation and presentation of a health claim application. IPA Europe continues to request the possibility of having a dialogue between the applicant and EFSA prior to the submission of a dossier.
On 18 January, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published the revised guidance for health claims related to the immune system, the gastrointestinal tract and defence against pathogenic microorganisms and also the general scientific guidance on health claim applications. IPA Europe is happy to see that these documents clarify some questions and that the consultation procedure has therefore been productive. However, there are also still a number of points that IPA Europe believes have not been adequately considered.
The International Probiotics Association (IPA) Europe welcomes the public consultation on EFSA‘s strategy for 2020 as it gives the opportunity to provide feedback on EFSA’s vision. One of our key goals is to better engage and interact with EFSA therefore we would like to contribute to the development of EFSA’s strategy 2020 by offering constructive comments and suggestions.
Click here to download our comments submitted to EFSA’s website.
IPA Europe has published a position paper with the title : “Guidelines to qualify a microorganism to be termed as ‘probiotic’ in foods, beverages and supplements in commercial communications”.
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