About GAPThe Global Alliance for Probiotics (GAP) is an unincorporated association founded by seven companies who are leaders in the probiotics industry. Its members are manufacturers of probiotics - Chr Hansen, Danisco, Lallemand and Probi – and manufacturers of probiotic food products - Danone, Yakult and Valio. GAP was formed at the end of 2011.
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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.
European Parliament Workshop – Report
The report from the European Parliament workshop, held on 19 February 2013, is available here.
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