Newsletter Blast-off: IPA inSight

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With this launch of IPA inSight, our goal is to share the best and brightest of probiotic news each month. You will enjoy IPA original content, curated buzz from the popular media, and breakthrough research results as well as alerts on engaging events, past and future. Think of us as your one-stop culture club; just a few minutes of your time will grow big benefits. Sign-up now at the bottom … Read More

IPA’s George Paraskevakos Reports from Expo West

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IPA Executive Director George Paraskevakos recently journeyed into the vast halls of Natural Foods Expo West to discover that probiotics too have come far in the marketplace. “Probiotics have truly arrived. From Dr. Oz earlier this year, to the Natural Product Expo West show in Anaheim, one might say it is the invasion of the microorganism armies.  As I walked … Read More

Trendspotting at Natural Products Expo West 2017

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A pop-up city of 80,000+, Natural Products Expo West, once again proved its worth: a dizzying array of innovation shared and leveraged under a sparkling California sun. The 2017 show, produced by New Hope Network, was held March 9-13 at the Anaheim Convention Center and brought together 3,100 exhibiting companies, including more than 500 first-time exhibitors. “Each year, longtime attendees band together … Read More

Sales of Probiotics All Over the Map

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A glance around your local drugstore or supermarket is proof enough that probiotics have become mainstream. Impressive growth in the sector has been fueled by a rise in awareness of their importance in gut health as well as conditions ranging from obesity to mental health. How much growth? When assembling numbers and charts to explain movement in the markets, financial … Read More

IPA and CRN Release Best Practice Guidelines for Probiotics

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Washington, D.C., January 9, 2017—The International Probiotics Association (IPA) an international membership organization of probiotic companies and the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry in the USA, today announce the development of scientifically-based best practices guidelines for the labeling, storing, and stability testing of dietary supplements and functional foods … Read More

IPA Urges FDA to Expand “Grandfathered List” for Probiotics

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The International Probiotics Association has submitted a 14-page document to the FDA in response to the newly revised New Dietary Ingredient draft guidance issued on August 12, 2016.  One of the many points commented on was the request for expansion of the “Grandfathered List” for Probiotics. Other comments and more details are available from NutraIngredients-USA in a December 16, 2016 story written … Read More

George Paraskevakos: Tally of IPA Successes

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International Probiotics Association, under the leadership of Executive Director George Paraskevakos, is happy to report a banner year. New collaborations with stakeholders and industry partners mirrored the probiotics space as it surges ahead in the dietary and food supplement arena. Of special note is this IPA innovation mentioned in the article appearing on and authored by Paraskevakos: a first … Read More

IPA petitions FDA on requiring CFUs for probiotic labeling

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The International Probiotics Association has submitted a citizen petition to the FDA to require the labeling of probiotic ingredients in dietary supplements as colony forming units (CFUs) instead of by weight. For a detailed explanation on why the distinction between CFUs and weight is worth a federal petition, read the informative piece by  Stephen Daniells on David Keller, VP of Scientific … Read More