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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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...