12th Congress “Probiotics, Prebiotics, New Foods”

The IPA DAY took place in Rome on September 18th, 2023, from 10 am to 5 pm. This collaborative event between IPA and the 12th Probiotics, Prebiotics, and New Foods Congress was a great opportunity to have a deep exchange on the ongoing developments. Attendees engaged in discussions about IPA’s pivotal initiatives witnessed presentations that unveiled the expanded scope of the probiotic revolution and explored the ever-evolving landscape of regulations in the field.

The presentations are available on the EVENT PAGE link below.

Download the full programme of the Congress here.


Probiotic talks from Europe: IPA Europe’s webinar series

Can a mutual solution be found for probiotics in Europe?

A new webinar of the series “Probiotic talks from Europe” took place on April 4 2022 to discuss different scenarios that could create a favourable legal environment for the use of the term probiotic in the EU on labelling and communication. Legal expert Katia Merten-Lentz presented the current situation and potential scenarios, while IPA Europe President Esben Laulund gave an introduction. The Q&A was moderated by Karen Vokes, Chair of the IPA Europe Regulatory Committee.

Healthy Ageing and Probiotics

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 2021, organised by IPA Europe in collaboration with the International 11th Congress Probiotics, Prebiotics and new Foods.
Featuring Professor Claudio Franceschi and Professor Patrizia Brigidi, both from the University of Bologna, Italy, the webinar was attended by a wide public and had a lively Q&A session with the speakers and the moderators answering the public live.

Probiotics for better quality of life

The webinar “Probiotics for better quality of life”, first of the “Probiotic talks from Europe” series, took place on 6 November 2020, with the participation of keynote speaker Joël Doré, Director of INRAE, French National Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment). The webinar moderators were Sylvie Binda Chairwoman of the IPA Europe Scientific Working Group and member of the IPA Scientific Committee, and Bruno Pot, also member of the Scientific WG and of the IPA Scientific Committee. 

International Congress “Probiotics, Prebiotics, New Foods”

11th Congress “Probiotics, Prebiotics, New Foods”

Rome, September 2021
The 11th edition of the International Congress “Probiotics, Prebiotics and New Foods” was again a great opportunity of exchange  on the topic of probiotics from a scientific and regulatory point of view. The collaboration with the Congress resulted in a successful IPA Track day. Several angles were raised, from regulatory, scientific and consumer perspective, in Europe and worldwide. Find the presentations and the IPA Track day summary: visit the event page.


10th Congress Probiotics, Prebiotics, New Foods”

Rome, September 2019
IPA Europe patronaged the 10th Congress of Probiotics, Prebiotics, New Foods, Nutraceuticals and Botanicals for Nutrition & Human and Microbiota Health.
On the first day IPA Europe opened the “Round Table IPA Europe” and on the following day the session “The global voice of probiotics IPA/IPA Europe: How to define a comprehensive approach for the definition of the probiotic category (nutrition relevance and scientific requirements”, closed by a panel discussion and conclusions on “How to build a category approach for probiotics”.


Other events

Workshop on “Probiotics and Innovation”

May 6 2019
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 2019.