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How to correctly identify Probiotic food and food supplements?

Scientific experts from IPA Europe and the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) have developed science-based criteria to provide clarity for the proper use of the term probiotic. For many years, the probiotic sector in Europe has been working proactively to support and encourage responsible production and marketing of probiotic foods and food ...

Global Analysis of Clinical Trials with Probiotics: new article

An new article co-funded by the IPA, and co-written by the IPA Scientific Committee Chair Arthur C. Ouwehand has been published on the topic of clinical trials with Probiotics. “Over 1,000 clinical studies with probiotics, registered at ClinicalTrials.gov and/or the International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP) of the World Health Organization, have addressed over 700 different ...

Probiotics food and food supplements in the European market

On April 3rd 2020, IPA Europe President Esben Laulund, in the video statement is calling for “a viable probiotic industry” in the European Union. In fact, most of European consumers know what probiotics are, and they are looking for it, but they can find only the products from outside Europe that are offered on e-commerce. ...

Gut Health Summit

On March 17th 2020, the second edition of the Gut Health Summit will take place in Brussels (Belgium). The market situation for Pre- and Probiotics is drastically changing worldwide. The growing knowledge and understanding of the gut microbiome creates many new opportunities. At the same time, Pre- and Probiotics are confronted with legislative restrictions and ...

Event “Healthier citizens and a stronger economy in the EU”

On 18th February, Rosanna Pecere, Executive Director of IPA Europe, attended the event “Healthier citizens and a stronger economy in the EU”, organised by EHPM in the European Parliament, hosted by Belgian MEP Pascal Arimont and Italian MEP Simona Bonafè. After the keynote speech of the MEP Pascal Arimont (EPP; Belgium), Ms Livia Menichetti, EHPM’s ...

Meeting with the European Food safety Authority (EFSA)

On 18 January 2019, IPA Europe met with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in Parma, Italy, for a scientific discussion. This enabled IPA Europe scientific experts to gain a better understanding of the EFSA role and remit, particularly with regard to scientific substantiation of health claims made on food. A debate also took place ...

10th PROBIOTICS, PREBIOTICS NEW FOODS, NUTRACEUTICALS AND BOTANICALS for NUTRITION & HUMAN and MICROBIOTA HEALTH

On Monday 9th September 2019, Esbend Laulund, President IPA Europe, opened the session  “THE GLOBAL VOICE OF PROBIOTICS IPA/IPA EUROPE SESSION: How to define a comprehensive approach for the definition of the probiotic category (nutrition relevance and scientific requirements)”. With the help of the experts, we gathered to discuss issues pertaining to the interplay between ...

Clinical evidence and not microbiota outcomes drive value of probiotics

The International Scientific Association of Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP), immediately reacted to the recent papers by Zmora, et al and Suez, et al, with scientific arguments to counter the inaccurate information on probiotics: Hundreds of human trials have demonstrated clinical benefits of probiotics and several evidence-based recommendations have been issued by medical organizations. This irresponsible ...