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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, ...

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 ...

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 ...