May 17, 2010

Probiotic safety report of 2008 ISAPP discussion group “Assessment of probiotic safety for human use” has been published by Gut Microbes. Open access

May 17, 2010

NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine announces funding opportunities in the area of probiotics and prebiotics. Information

April 1, 2010

The American Society for Nutrition in partnership with the American Academy of Family Physicians will present a free webinar on nutrition and digestive health (July 14). Information

March 31, 2010

At the 7th annual meeting of ISAPP this past November, a student/fellow association (SFA) of ISAPP was founded. Under the insightful leadership of Delphine Saulnier, the organization has approved a constitution and started a website and Facebook page and proposed many additional activities. See for information.

March 25, 2010

New book edited by Åsa Ljungh and Torkel Wadström titled Lactobacillus Molecular Biology: From Genomics to Probiotics is now available from Caister Academic Press. Reviews and contents.

February 18, 2010

Third India Probiotics Symposium: “Probiotic Foods in Health and Disease”, held November 21-22, 2009, in New Delhi, featuring keynote address by ISAPP Past President, Gregor Reid. Webcast

February 15, 2010

A report was issued by 9 European scientific experts in the field of probiotics on “Current level of consensus on probiotic science-Report of an expert meeting.” This report summarizes conclusions of a meeting held in London, 23 November 2009. Download report.

January 30, 2010

The Global Health Program on Infectious Diseases group within the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation convened an exploratory session January 22-26 in London UK to discuss evaluation of probiotics for the prevention and treatment of enteric and diarrheal diseases in children in developing countries. The purpose of the meeting was to explore the underlying science […]

January 12, 2010

The British Medical Journal (BMJ 2010;340:c77) summarized an investigation into the Utrecht pancreatitis study (Lancet 2008, 371:651-9) by 3 agencies, the Dutch Healthcare Inspectorate, the Central Commission on Research Involving Human Participants, and the Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority. They concluded that the study procedures were flawed, especially as related to reporting of adverse […]

December 30, 2009

International Dairy Federation announces opening of 2010 Elie Metchnikoff Prize. This prize, co-sponsored by ISAPP, celebrates innovative ideas in the area of fermented milks. Information.