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Association has submitted a 14-page document to the FDA in response to the newly revised New Dietary Ingredient draft guidance issued on August 12, 2016.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 NutraIngredients-usa.com 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 nutraingredients.com. David Keller, VP of Scientific … Read More

Colic Relieved by Multi-strain Probiotics

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We can all rest more easily: new research from Italy points to some success with multi-strain probiotics in colic. Remember, colic does not go quietly into that good night. IPA has reported in the past about probiotics for colic:  Colic Soothed by Probiotics is most recent. Lactobacillus reuteri has often been the species of investigation in colic; now many others find … Read More

IPA Goes to DC: 13 Factoids Shared by Nutraingredients

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Missed the IPA workshop in Washington, DC? No worries.  Stephen Daniells recapped the event:  13 things we learned from the IPA’s DC Workshop appears on Nutraingredients website and includes our well-travelled  executive director George Paraskevakos. Daniells reports: “From market sizing to the positions from FDA and FTC on NDIs and claims substantiation, the International Probiotic Association’s DC workshop succeeded in providing a venue for … Read More

Probiotics Resource Center Schedule Oct 6-7

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IPA is partnering with  Nutrasource to bring the Probiotics Resource Center (T129) to SupplySide West 2016 in Las Vegas. Industry experts at leading probiotic and prebiotic companies will speak at booth T129 on Oct 6 & 7 from 10:00 am – 5:30 pm. Lecture Schedule: Thursday, October 6 10:30 am – Probiotics and Respiratory Infections Dupont – Markus Lehtinen, Ph.D., Technology Leader, Active Nutrition 11:30 am … Read More

FDA Extends Comment Period for NDIs

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is extending the comment period for the revised draft guidance for industry entitled “Dietary Supplements: New Dietary Ingredient Notifications and Related Issues,” that appeared in the Federal Register of August 12, 2016. They  are taking this action in response to requests to extend the comment period to allow interested persons additional time to submit … Read More

Probiotic Congress USA 2016: Synbiotics in Animal & Human Health

IPA AdminFrom The Gut, News

IPA is excited to be attending Probiotics Congress USA in La Jolla near San Diego, California on October3-4th. Because the lineup includes the 4th Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum, this enterprising assembly brings academics and industry stakeholders to the table. Awareness in microbial ecosystems in animal and human health has led to a surge in research, publications and companies … Read More