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Probiotics

 

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In 2010 EFFCA hosted, together with two other stakeholders, a workshop on probiotics. The workshop was organised as a response to the apparent lack of transparency on probiotics by the industry. The workshop and efforts to see EU authorities seek to clarify the benefits of probiotics   The event took place during the time when the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was evaluating health claims of probiotics. Following the workshop (2011) EFFCA learned that no claims related to the benefits of probiotics had received a positive opinion by EFSA, despite the extensive experimental and clinical research in this area.  Please see below the youtube videos, and read more about probiotics here

 

Video Highlights

Introduction by Mr Knud Vindfeldt, President of EFFCA


Introduction by Dr Jan Sikkema

Current state of play on what can be found in the literature today

Pr Ger Rijkers                                      

Pr Lorenzo Morelli

Pr Robert-Jan Brummer

Q&A Session

 

Example of specific immune health benefits (end points, biomarkers)

Pr Ger Rijkers

 

Pr Eric Claassen

Q&A Session

 

 

How to demonstrate beneficial effects in healthy populations?

Pr Lorenzo Morelli

Conclusion by Mr Esben Laulund, Chairman of the steering Committee of LABIP