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IPA Europe Mission

  • Gain acceptance of the term 'probiotic' throughout Europe as a defined category.
  • Create a favorable environment for probiotics in Europe, enabling industry to make relevant claims.


Objectives and Activities

IPA Europe is active on all of the following aspects in order to help foster a favorable environment for probiotics and create a positive outcome in the short and long term for all involved parties. 

  • Establish probiotic standards and voluntary guidelines to define conditions of use of the term probiotics. 
  • Establish a harmonized legal status for probiotics in the EU, framing the communication on probiotics towards consumers.
  • Participate actively in the EFSA consultation process, in order to ensure an appropriate environment for the establishment of probiotic health claims.
  • Engage dialogue with all relevant stakeholders to increase awareness and knowledge of probiotics food. 

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