June 3, 2010

ILSI Europe Functional Foods Task Force has issued a report “Beyond PASSCLAIM – Guidance to Substantiate Health Claims on Foods” from a meeting held 14-16 December 2009 in Nice, France. Report

June 3, 2010

The 4-part lecture Webinar Series on Probiotics and Prebiotics, developed in collaboration with the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) North America, the American Gastroenterological Association and ISAPP, concluded on June 3, 2010. The 1-hour lectures will be archived at the GI Learn section of the AGA website.

May 19, 2010

NIH/FDA-supported evidence-based review due out summer of 2010 titled “Safety of Probiotics Used to Reduce Risk and Prevent or Treat Disease”

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 http://www.isapp-sfa.com/ 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.