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  • 03.09.2013

    ILSI Europe Monograph on Probiotics, Prebiotics and the Gut Microbiota

    The International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI Europe) has published a Monograph on Probiotics, Prebiotics and the Gut Microbiota.

    The Monograph is available here.

  • 23.04.2013

    European Parliament Workshop – Report

    The report from the European Parliament workshop, held on 19 February 2013, is available here.

  • 01.03.2013

    European Parliament Workshop – Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation, 19 February 2013

    The Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation – Striking the Balance for Consumers, Regulators and Industry

    The Promise of Probiotics

    On 19 February 2013, a workshop was held in the European Parliament, co-hosted by Julie Girling MEP and Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP, and sponsored by GAP.

    A wide range of stakeholders attended the event, discussing the need to strike the right balance in the implementation of the Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation for the proper information of consumers on probiotics in food products.

    Presentations were given by:

    • Ian Rowland, University of Reading (presentation available here)
    • Ross Crittenden, Global Alliance for Probiotics (presentation available here)
    • Sarah King, York Health Economics Consortium (presentation available here)
    • Juliane Kleiner, European Food Safety Authority (presentation available here)
    • Basil Mathioudakis, European Commission