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20th Anniversary of the FAO/WTO definition of probiotic microorganisms in food and food supplements

One definition that fits all probiotic food and food supplements:“Live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host”: 20 years ago the world leading groups of experts FAO/WTO defined probiotics during the conference in Cordoba, Argentina. Every part of the probiotic definition is important. In a joint activity, IPA ...

Healthy ageing and probiotics – the webinar results

What is the secret of healthy ageing? How can we ensure a long existence, while maintaining a high quality of life and a strong health? These were the topics of the webinar held on July 13th, organised by IPA Europe in collaboration with the International 11th Congress Probiotics, Prebiotics and new Foods. Featuring Professor Claudio ...

What’s in the name ‘probiotic’? Framing the use of the term to correctly identify probiotics in food and dietary supplements

What’s in the name ‘probiotic’? The topic of correctly identifying probiotics in food and dietary supplements is discussed in the article by Rosanna Pecere, executive director of IPA Europe in the latest issue of Agro Food Industry Hi Tech. Rosanna Pecere contends that “ The correct use of the term probiotic, per these criteria, will help to ...

IPA Europe webinar: Understanding Probiotics for better quality of life

Every day, European consumers are exposed to information about probiotics, probiotic products and supplements that is available on-line, along with dozens of messages and misinterpretation of the term ‘probiotic’. In the meantime, probiotic microorganisms are emerging more and more as a safe and natural strategy to support immune functions and human well-being.   In this ...

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 ...