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Joint Statement of IPA Europe and 17 other signatories on the EC Initiative: Boosting Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing in the EU

The joint statement in response to the publication of the Initiative praises it as a positive starting point, while calling for greater ambition and implementation. The initiative recognizes various challenges and barriers, including the need for a level playing field for market entry and demand.  A key step in addressing these issues is streamlining and ...

European industries call for a bold and impactful Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative

Brussels, 22 February 2024 Cross sectoral industries have come together to champion the European Commission’s forthcoming Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative through a position paper which calls for bold ambition, and five core principles to ensure impactful industrial growth. The ‘EC Initiative on Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing: Principles for an impactful Europe’ calls for the recognition of ...

IPA Europe Announces Dr. Bart Degeest as New President

IPA Europe, representing probiotic food and food supplements in Europe, is pleased to announce the election for the new President, Dr. Bart Degeest, during the Board meeting of the association held in Milan. Dr. Degeest has consistently demonstrated a profound understanding of the challenges andopportunities facing our community and contributes to various strategic teams. In ...

IPAEU PRESS RELEASE: ROME CONGRESS 2023

Brussels, 11 September 2023 The International Probiotic Association (IPA & IPAEurope) is returning with the 3rd Science & Business Symposium during the 12th Probiotic, Prebiotics, and New Food Congress (Rome 16-19 September 2023) IPA with IPAEurope is returning with the 3rd Science & Business Symposium during the 12th Probiotic, Prebiotics, and New Food event in ...

9.5 billion of probiotic sales in Europe, and billions of consumers looking for probiotics. 

“How can better regulation strengthen the knowledge of probiotics for consumer health?” The virtual conference on 24th April 2023 featured an opening debate on the science of probiotics, the lack of regulation and how greater clarity can benefit the European industry while providing better information and transparency to consumers. PRESS-RELEASE – EURACTIV online conference.pdf ...

IPA Probiota World Congress in Barcelona on the 8th of February 2023

Speaking at IPA Probiota World Congress in Barcelona on 8 February 2023, Rosanna Pecere, Executive Director of IPA Europe, presented the overview of the European market ‘It is not only “in some third countries” that the use of the term ‘probiotics’ may be regulated differently’ she said. Since 2018, some EU countries are progressively allowing the ...

IPA Europe and EDA (European Dairy Association) joined force in favour of the European probiotic sector

The ongoing popularity of the use of probiotics across Europe highlights the importance of a EU harmonised criteria of ‘probiotic’ definition. Clarifying the definition of the term ‘probiotic’ at European level would enhance the competitiveness of European companies, while providing clearer and more transparent information to consumers. read the article published by IDM. Link to ...

Italian guidelines for the management of IBS

Background: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic and often debilitating disorder of gut-brain interaction (DGBI), formerly known as functional gastrointestinal disorder. Experts from 7 Italian Societies conducted a Delphi consensus with a literature summary and a voting process on 27 statements. About probiotics: The results of meta-analysis and RCTs suggest that probiotics as a group may be ...

Probiotics for Children with Asthma? Article of the International Probiotic Association for Probiotics benefits for children with asthma – Whole Foods Magazine

Based on the existing literature, oral probiotics may be beneficial in children with asthma. However, the duration of treatments, entities evaluated, strains used, and characteristics of enrolled subjects vary across studies. The choice of probiotics (strain-specific) should be based on documented evidence. Research implies that probiotics have a role in rebalancing the immune response, repairing ...