IPA Europe is open to Membership applications from companies directly engaged in Europe in the manufacture of probiotic cultures or foods, supplements, nutritionals or therapeutic products containing probiotics.
Legal entities that are directly or indirectly interested in the development of the probiotic industry can also join as Honorary Members.
Members enjoy all the benefits of IPA and IPA Europe membership, including access to know-how, networking and participation in workshops or events organized by IPA. http://internationalprobiotics.org/about/join/
Be part of the European Voice of Probiotics
10 Good reasons to join
- BE PART OF A GLOBAL NETWORK
Joining IPA Europe means you will be part of a solid European and International network that cooperates with European stakeholders, scientific experts and nutrition foundations (i.e. FoodDrink Europe, EDA, EHPM, FSE, EFFCA).
- BE REPRESENTED
Your opinions will be represented through the activities organised by IPA Europe towards the EU Institutions, EFSA, the scientific community, consumer associations but also the national authorities, consumers and trade associations.
- WORKING ON REGULATORY ISSUES
IPA Europe works towards changing the EC restrictive interpretation on the use of the term probiotic and to increase awareness among key decision makers in European Institutions and Members States, in order to better address the challenges the probiotic sector is facing.
- WE DIALOGUE WITH EFSA
As a registered EFSA stakeholder, IPA Europe is actively engaged in dialogue to create a better understanding of probiotics and to improve the EFSA consultation process by providing comments to EFSA guidances on a regular basis and contributing to the scientific debate.
- WE RAISE AWARENESS
IPA Europe collaborates with scientific partner organisations on common goals and liaises with globally recognised scientists to better promote science in probiotics.
- ACCESS TO IN-DEPHT INFORMATION AND MARKET DATA
Your company will benefit from access to the latest developments affecting our industry linked to issues such as: regulatory requirements, criteria for the use of the term, scientific assessment, communication, market evolution and forecasts.
- PUBLIC RELATIONS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS SUPPORT
IPA Europe will make available relevant material, i.e. background information, strategic positions, etc, adapted to your public affairs and public relations needs.
- BENEFIT FROM OUR COMMUNICATION ACTIVITIES
IPA Europe works with a network of European and National experts on the reputation of the probiotic sector, with the goal of communicating positive messages that are scientifically based.
- BE INFORMED ON THE CHANGES AND LANDSCAPE OF EU REGULATIONS
IPA Europe provides insights into the dynamics of power shifts and legislative changes within the EU, Member States and international bodies, which could have an impact on your activities.
IPA Europe offers you informed analysis and interpretation of the latest regulatory developments to help you make strategic decisions.
- BE PART OF A LEADERS FORUM
By joining IPA Europe, you will be part of a unique forum of worldwide leading producers of probiotics and all the members of the parent organizations of IPA.