Two Consumer Friendly Books on Probiotics Published

Two consumer friendly books on probiotics published. The Power of Probiotics, by Gary Elmer, Lynne McFarland and Marc McFarland, published by Haworth Press ( This is a consumer’s guide to probiotics, but also discusses much of the data showing efficacy in human studies, so it is a good resource probiotics researchers as well. Also out […]

ISAPP Report on the Status of the Field

ISAPP report on the status of the field as it pertains to safety evaluation and interpretation of antibiotic resistance phenotypes and genotypes present in probiotics.Report from meeting held December 13, 2007.

Conference on Probiotics and Prebiotics

A conference was sponsored by the NIH on probiotics and prebiotics on December 11-12, 2007. Conference title: Gastrointestinal Microbiota and Advances in Prebiotics and Probiotics Research, Sponsored by the Division of Nutrition Research Coordination of the National Institutes of Health on behalf of the Prebiotic and Probiotic Working Group, Rockville, Maryland. Session summaries should be […]

ISAPP President Gregor Reid’s Global Impact

Valio’s new membership of IAC. Dr. Maija Saxelin and ISAPP President Dr. Gregor Reid at the Valio Headquarters in Helsinki where Dr. Reid spoke about ISAPP and welcomed the company onto the ISAPP Industry Advisory Committee. IDF Elie Metchnikoff Prize 2007 winners: Dr. Larry McKay (Category Biotechnology), Dr. Gregor Reid (Category Nutrition and Health), Dr. […]

Report of the 2nd International Workshop in Amsterdam

Report of the 2nd International Workshop in Amsterdam, April 26-28, 2007. “Gut Microbiota in Health and Disease”

IDF Elie Metchnikoff Prize

IDF Elie Metchnikoff Prize: An initiative by the International Dairy Federation and its partners to celebrate scientific discovery. The IDF Elie Metchnikoff Prize 2007 recognizes outstanding scientific discoveries in the fields of microbiology, biotechnology, nutrition and health with regard to fermented milks. Applications due January 31, 2007.

Probiotics on Front Page of New York Times

Front Page Probiotics: Probiotics on front page of New York Times, Monday,January 22, 2007, “In Live Bacteria, Food Makers See New Bonanza” by Andrew Martin.

Twenty-two Papers Delivered at the 2006 Conference

Proceedings published: Twenty-two papers delivered at the 2006 conference held in Maryland titled “Developing Probiotics as Food and Drugs: Scientific and Regulatory Challenges” sponsored by Drug Information Association (, ISAPP and others have been published as a supplement to Clinical Infectious Diseases (February 1, Volume 46, Supplement 2, 2008).

American Academy of Microbiology Releases Report

The American Academy of Microbiology released a report “Probiotic Microbes: The Scientific Basis” June 7, 2006. The report is the outcome of a colloquium convened by the American Academy of Microbiology in November 2005 to discuss the current state of knowledge regarding probiotics. Download report

Probiotics and Prebiotics: Scientific Aspects, 2005

Probiotics and Prebiotics: Scientific Aspects, 2005. Edited by Gerald W. Tannock University of Otago, Dunedin , New Zealand (Caister Academic Press). Chapters include: Molecular Methods in Microbial Ecology (Erwin G. Zoetendal and Roderick I. Mackie), Taxonomy of Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria (Franco Dellaglio and Giovanna E. Felis), The Microecology of Lactobacilli in the Gastrointestinal Tract (Jens […]