Who we are

IPA Europe is a non-profit international association, based in the heart of the European district in Brussels, that represents the interests of the European Probiotic Industry in all discussions with the European Institutions, the European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA), international institutions and national authorities, aiming to consolidate the probiotic category and boost EU competitiveness.

Together, IPA & IPA Europe are engaged in establishing a clear framework for the use of the term probiotics, to better address the challenges the probiotic sector is facing and contribute actively to the international debate in the Codex Alimentarius.  (Join us)

Enterprise number BE 0633.510.166

EU Transparency Register 294688218286 – 10



Chr. Hansen / Esben Laulund


BioGaia / Isabelle Ducellier

Danone / Pierre-Hubert Cuypers

DuPont / Anders Grøn Nørager

IPA / George Paraskevakos

Lallemand / Solange Henoud

Lesaffre / Marc Philouze

Probi / Tom Rönnlund

Yakult / Hiroyasu Matsubara


On 10th September 2019 Bart Degeest was confirmed for a new mandate as Chair of the  Outreach Committee.

On 15th  May 2020 Sylvie Binda was nominated by consensus as Chair of the Scientific Working Group.

Chair of the Regulatory Committee: to be appointed.


Rosanna Pecere, IPA Europe Executive Director