IPA Europe – European Probiotic Association

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Agrifood 16-09-2020

What’s in a name? How to correctly identify ‘probiotic’ in food and dietary supplements

Although the international scientific definition of probiotics as “live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host” is well known, in practice the word is often used incorrectly. IPA Europe scientific experts have been working in collaboration with the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP), to build on this definition and provide clarity.