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Microbial Food Cultures Including Probiotics

Check out the latest publication: Microbial Food Cultures Including Probiotics, published in Food Chemical Codex by the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), FCC8, Appendix XV, p.1709 (2013) in our new References section.

Use of “ohne Gentechnik” (without genetic engineering) labelling in Germany

Our new statement regarding the Use of “ohne Gentechnik” (without genetic engineering) labelling in Germany is now online.

October 2012

Updated statement on Definition of Microbial Food Cultures is now online

We have just updated our statement on the definition of Microbial Food Cultures.

You can access it here

Brussels, 20 June 2012

EFFCA published its code of ethics

We have published our Code of Ethics in the views section of our website: http://www.effca.org/content/views

Food fermentations: Microorganisms with technological beneficial use

Food fermentations: Microorganisms with technological beneficial use article ias recently been published in International Journal of Food Microbiology.

Find more in our Inventory of microorganisms section

Health benefits and health claims of probiotics: bridging science and marketing

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PRESS RELEASE

In Summer 2011, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has completed the evaluation of all health claims based on generally accepted scientific evidence (so-called article 13.1 claims). It is fully acknowledged that it is necessary to have a better regulation in this area in order to protect the consumer’s interest and the truthfulness of the claims. So far, none of the claims related to the benefits of probiotics received a positive opinion of EFSA, despite the extensive experimental and clinical research in this area.

How could the