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.

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IPA Europe calls for a harmonized EU approach on Probiotics in order to better inform consumers

In a joint statement – presented at an event titled "Enabling Innovation in Food/Food Supplements" at the European Parliament today – the Probiotic industry stressed the need for meaningful consumer information in the European Union (EU) on Probiotics.

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IPA Europe promotes a better understanding of probiotics with its new quick guide

IPA Europe Probiotics BrochureIPA Europe, the European voice of probiotics, is pleased to announce the release of its new brochure that explains what probiotics are and describes the role of micro-organisms in human health.

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IPA partners with Vitafoods Europe

Vitafoods Europe is an annual event attracting 18,500+ of the most senior decision-makers in the global nutraceutical industry. This year, the Vitafoods Europe Education Programme has been revamped and includes three streams: R&D Forums, Business Workshops and Probiotics Summit.

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IPA Europe appoints Rosanna Pecere as New Executive Director

Following Ms. Carine Lambert’s decision to leave IPA Europe at the end of January 2017 for family reasons, the Board of IPA Europe has appointed Ms. Rosanna Pecere to take over as new Executive Director, effective 23 January 2017.

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New Position Paper on the Use of Probiotics in Food Products & Food Supplements

IPA Europe has published a position paper with the title : “Guidelines to qualify a microorganism to be termed as ‘probiotic’ in foods, beverages and supplements in commercial communications”.

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Fermented foods, probiotics and the gut microbiota

Find out what fermented foods and probiotics can do for your health. 

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IPA Europe comments on the EFSA draft scientific and technical guidance

IPA Europe appreciates the opportunity provided by EFSA to comment on the revised draft guidelines for the preparation and presentation of a health claim application. IPA Europe continues to request the possibility of having a dialogue between the applicant and EFSA prior to the submission of a dossier.

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 procedure has therefore been productive. However, there are also still a number of points that IPA Europe believes have not been adequately considered.
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IPA Europe comments on the EFSA Strategy 2020 - Trusted science for safe food

The International Probiotics Association (IPA) Europe welcomes the public consultation on EFSA‘s strategy for 2020 as it gives the opportunity to provide feedback on EFSA’s vision. One of our key goals is to better engage and interact with EFSA therefore we would like to contribute to the development of EFSA’s strategy 2020 by offering constructive comments and suggestions.

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