ISAPP Newsletter – August 19, 2020
When you visit the ISAPP website, one of the first things you’ll see is a statement about ISAPP’s commitment to stewardship within the field of probiotics and prebiotics. As part of our stewardship efforts, ISAPP aims to raise awareness about the proper use of the term “probiotic”, and to encourage correct use by all stakeholders. This initiative is what prompted ISAPP to join forces with IPA Europe to publish a paper that advances four simple criteria for what truly qualifies as a probiotic. Read more about it below.
Also in this newsletter, ISAPP announces an upcoming free webinar on probiotic and prebiotic mechanisms of action, offered in collaboration with ILSI Europe.
Below, read our new article for consumers – offered in English and in Spanish – about how probiotics stay alive until they’re consumed; get an update on the latest EFSA qualified presumption of safety (QPS) list and how it has incorporated changes to the genus Lactobacillus; and find out about a new organization called the Ibero-American Society for Microbiota, Probiotics and Prebiotics (SIAMPyP).
Finally – we're reaching out to everyone in the ISAPP community for your perspectives on the organization! Below you'll find a link to a 2-minute survey. We hope you'll fill it out to assist ISAPP in developing a communications strategy that will lead us through the organization’s next phase.