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SUPPLY SIDE 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 ...

A scientific paper published in European Journal of Public Health reports that those who take probiotics as a preventative measure are less likely to receive antibiotic prescriptions

The systematic review, which was authored by an international group of ten scientists, reviewed studies that administered Lactobacillus or Bifidobacterium to healthy people to determine the impact of probiotics on incidence or duration of common infectious diseases. In all studies that also tracked antibiotic use, the study found that healthy infants and children who consumed ...

The global probiotics market is growing rapidly, but Europe is currently lagging behind the American and Asian markets, and may continue to lose market opportunities.

According to Euromonitor data, the global probiotics market is growing rapidly, especially via dairy products and dietary supplements. However, this does not seem to be the case in the European Union (EU), where the interpretation of the European Commission restricts the possibility to inform consumers and stifles both market growth and research and innovation in ...

IPA considers that the development of guidelines and a harmonized framework for probiotics is necessary to ensure and sustain quality probiotic products on a global scale.

IPA activity took place at the 2017 session of the Codex committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU), which was attended by Government representatives, observers and experts from 66 Member States and 41 international organizations, in Berlin from 4 to 8 December 2017.   Read more ...

NEW IPA EUROPE CRITERIA TO QUALIFY A MICROORGANISM DESIGNATED AS ‘PROBIOTIC’ IN FOODS, BEVERAGES AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS

IPA Europe contends that the development of scientifically-based criteria is prerequisite to qualifying a microbial strain as a ‘probiotic’. These criteria are updated as per the latest scientific developments and industry deliberation, to ensure that the probiotic foods industry can consistently create high-quality products that consumers can have confidence in. In developing this voluntary approach, ...

IPA Europe comments on the revised EFSA guidance documents

On 18 January, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published the revised guidance for health claims related to the immune system, the gastrointestinal tract and defence against pathogenic microorganisms  and also the general scientific guidance on health claim applications. IPA Europe is happy to see that these documents clarify some questions and that the consultation ...