Categories for Probiotic Updates

IPA believes that “the consumer will need well balanced sources of information to be able to make an informed choice”

It is important to notice that probiotic effects are usually strain-specific, and well-characterized probiotics are safe for the general healthy population. The microbiota is a fascinating study topic and we are indeed only now starting to understand what the microbiota means for us, and the role probiotics can play. Probiotics can be, and are already, ...

IPA Europe Q&A in response to the “2020 AGA Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Role of Probiotics in the Management of Gastrointestinal Disorders”

The recently published Clinical Practice Guidelines on the role of probiotics in the management of gastrointestinal disorders by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) contains some interesting points on the role of probiotics, but also requires some clarifications. Probiotics should not be seen as the magic solution, just as drugs are not solving all the medical ...

Finally, the nomenclature of the genus Lactobacillus has been revisited

It finally happened! Today the nomenclature of the genus Lactobacillus has been revisited. The new situation allows a much more comprehensive understanding of the importance of the lactobacilli and a more detailed and reliable communication. Read more Today the nomenclature of the genus Lactobacillus, together with some other related taxa like the pediococci, leuconostocs, fructobacilli, ...

SupplySide West, Las Vegas

Last week (6-10 November), Rosanna Pecere (Executive Director IPA Europe) attended Supply Side West (SSW) 2018 – where strategy meets science – in Las Vegas. At this event, leaders in dietary supplement, beverage, functional food, personal care and sports nutrition shared expertise in product development for the global economy. To facilitate navigation, IPA provided the ...

9th International Akademie Fresenius Conference “Health Claims and Functional Ingredients”

Health claims and Functional Ingredients: several aspects of the Health Claims Regulations were presented during the Conference “Health Claims and Functional Ingredients” (link), hosted by  Akedemie Fresenius in Mainz (DE) on 4th and 5th June 2019. The conference’s structure was divided into three different panels: the Legal frame, Application and Authorisation, Nutrition and Functional Ingredients. ...

Workshop on “Probiotics and Innovation”

Over 45 representatives, including Member States’ authorities, stakeholders and the European Commission, attended the Workshop on “Probiotics and Innovation” organized in Brussels by the Permanent Representation of Denmark on 6 May. Read the Press Release Read the IPA Europe presentation ...

A HUNDRED TRILLION REASONS TO CELEBRATE WORLD MICROBIOME DAY THE 27th OF JUNE

Our microbiota has been suggested to contribute to health in many areas including digestive health and immune health. This new, exciting research area focusses primarily around the gut microbiota. Moreover, several medical and scientific organisations have highly recommended, in their evidence-based guidelines, the use of probiotics to ameliorate gastrointestinal symptoms or diseases in children and ...

PROPOSAL ON “HARMONISED PROBIOTIC GUIDELINES FOR THE USE IN FOODS AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS” PRESENTED BY ARGENTINA AT THE 40TH MEETING OF THE CODEX COMMITTEE ON NUTRITION AND FOODS FOR SPECIAL DIETARY USES (CCNFSDU)

The Argentinian delegation introduced the Discussion Paper on “Harmonized Probiotic Guidelines for Use in Foods and Dietary Supplements” on 28 November in Berlin. IPA joined the group of National delegations supporting starting new work.   Read more ...