October 25, 2013

An expert panel addressing proper use of the term “probiotic” was convened by ISAPP October 24, 2013 in London UK. The panel, chaired by Prof. Glenn Gibson, comprised 10 academic experts and ISAPP’s executive director. A fast-track manuscript indicating conclusions from the discussion is being prepared by the panelists. Although the panel agreed to continue endorsement of the FAO/WHO 2001 definition of probiotics, the manuscript will discuss how research and developments over the past 12 years since the definition was proposed impact today’s implementation of the word ‘probiotic’ by all stakeholders. The Panel