Speak with one voice at an international level
As a member of the IPA, you will be able to have your opinions represented through the activities organized by the IPA. To do so, the IPA relies on solid national and international networks. We target a wide audience, including Global Institutions, scientific communities, consumer associations, national authorities, and trade associations.
Establish regulatory frameworks that are pertinent to probiotic sectors and increase awareness of probiotics among key decision makers across the Globe
To overcome the shortcomings of the existing regulation and better address the challenges the probiotic sector faces, the IPA is putting forward a roadmap covering political, regulatory, and scientific areas. Through concrete plans and coordinated actions, the IPA seeks to ensure that probiotics are promoted to Commissions, Parliaments, and Member State governments. More specifically, the IPA actively contributes to public consultations, giving the probiotic industry a voice in the design of future guidance, legislation, and regulation.
Establish a clear Global framework to better address probiotic issues
Join the IPA and support its efforts to promote a harmonized legal framework that will address the category “probiotics” per the guidelines in the FAO/WHO report.
Improve the consultation process
Enable the probiotic marketers, manufacturers and other key stakeholders to receive direct feedback via pre-submission meetings and public consultation by improving the consultation process through an active and open dialogue with regulatory bodies such as FDA, EFSA, Health Canada, Anvisa and others. Develop scientific standards for the recognition of the benefits of probiotics and adopt guidelines for assessing probiotic microorganisms that align with the FAO/WHO recommendations for probiotics.
Promote the highest manufacturing standards and the science behind probiotics
Members of the IPA focus on ensuring that good manufacturing practices are applied with quality assurance and shelf-life conditions established for all their products. Furthermore, the IPA collaborates with scientific partner organizations on common goals and liaises with globally recognized scientists to better promote science in probiotics.
Drive innovation and facilitate the growth of the probiotic industry
The IPA helps bring clarity and vision regarding the strategy of the probiotic category globally. The probiotic sector is now becoming the driving force for innovative products, contributing to the growing global economy.
Leverage unique insights and analysis related to legislative changes
The International Probiotics Association provides its member companies with insights into the dynamics of power shifts and legislative changes within international bodies, which may impact its members’ activities. The IPA keeps a close eye on policy developments, debates, and media coverage and offers its members informed analysis and interpretation of the latest regulatory developments to help make strategic decisions.
Participate in the Leaders Forum
By joining IPA, you will be part of a unique forum of worldwide leading probiotic companies and industry innovators.
Benefit from networking opportunities and collaboration with key stakeholders
Members are encouraged to participate in the Committees of the IPA (e.g. Regulatory, Scientific, Technical, Marketing and Communication Committees) to provide their expertise in reviewing and discussing industry issues and to develop guidelines, position papers and other materials. The IPA is also developing critical partnerships with other trade associations directly or indirectly involved in the probiotic area. Moreover, the IPA organizes relevant workshops allowing its members to network with key associations, scientists, international bodies and experts. Moreover, to exchange ideas and information on probiotics’ health benefits and scientific aspects.
Access in-depth information on key developments and market data for the probiotic industry
The industry faces many challenges, which require close monitoring of all decisions related to probiotics at an international level. The IPA will ensure that its members are well-informed of the latest industry developments, such as regulatory requirements, criteria, scientific assessments, communication, and labelling.