Announcing the Publication of an Issue Paper Sponsored by CAST

Announcing the publication of an issue paper sponsored by CAST (Council for Agricultural Science and Technology, which comprehensively covers the field of probiotics. Authored by four members of the ISAPP board of directors (Drs. Sanders, Gibson, Gill and Guarner), this paper was written with a lay audience as at target. Announcement. Click here to […]

ISAPP’s President, Gregor Reid, Receives Award for Bringing Probiotic Yogurt to Africa

ISAPP’s President, Gregor Reid, receives award for his role in efforts to bring probiotic yogurt to Africa. Download the press release

Probiotic Council within the National Yogurt Association has Been Established

A Probiotic Council within the National Yogurt Association ( has been established. This council is intended to be the voice of industry as it relates to standards and regulatory issues for probiotics, at least as they related to dairy foods. This is an important development because it leverages the significant resources and expertise in regulatory […]

FDA Final Ruling on Current Good Manufacturing Practices for Dietary Supplements

FDA final ruling on current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements. Under the final rule, manufacturers are required to evaluate the identity, purity, strength, and composition of their dietary supplements. If dietary supplements contain contaminants or do not contain the dietary ingredient they are represented to contain, FDA would consider those products to be adulterated […]

Non-commercial, Educational DVD Produced by ISAPP President Dr. Gregor Reid and Danone

A non-commercial, educational DVD produced by ISAPP President Dr. Gregor Reid and Danone (Paris, France) which illustrates how probiotics function in vivo is available now in 12 languages. See press release

The European Food Safety Authority Invites Public Comment

The European Food Safety Authority invites public comment on the Qualified Presumption of Safety (QPS) approach for the safety assessment of microorganisms deliberately added to food and feed.

NCCAM, an NIH funding Agency, Forms Product Quality Working Group

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), an NIH funding agency, forms Product Quality Working Group to assess quality of natural substances, including probiotics and prebiotics, that are subjects of research.

Consumer Reports on Probiotics

Consumer Reports on probiotics: ISAPP responds

2001 FAO Report

2001 FAO Report: Probiotics in food health and nutritional properties and guidelines for evaluation Download report

New Journal: International Journal of Probiotics and Prebiotics

New journal: International Journal of Probiotics and Prebiotics