Regulation of Probiotics in the USA: Cosmetics

Guest BloggerIPA Counsel Corner

Regulation of Probiotics in the USA by Ivan Wasserman, IPA Counsel Part 3: Cosmetics Cosmetic products are an exciting new category for probiotic-related ingredients. It may seem that cosmetics are less regulated than other FDA regulated product categories, such as dietary supplements and foods (which we discussed in previous articles).  However, despite the fact that the name is only the … Read More

Sweet Vita of Probiotics

IPA AdminFrom The Gut, Uncategorized

Probiotics may be ancient history but human awareness of them is frightfully nascent. A look back only a few decades shows just how green our grasp remains. Every two years in Rome, Italy since 1999, a throng of physicians, nutritionists, and microbiologists gathers along with industry leaders as well as consumers and regulators to discuss “Probiotics, Prebiotics and New Foods.” The … Read More

Regulation of Probiotics in the USA: Food

IPA AdminIPA Counsel Corner

Regulation of Probiotics in the USA Part 1: Food The United States Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulation of products containing probiotics is complex and largely depends on the claims that are made for the product.   For example, they can be regulated as foods, dietary supplements, cosmetics, or drugs/biologics.   In this first of a four part IPA Counsel Corner series, … Read More