The US Food and Drug Administration today issued a draft guidance on labeling of live microbial ingredients (probiotics) as colony forming units (CFUs) in addition to weight, as is currently specified in the regulations.
A new research service offered by William Reed, parent company of NutraIngredients-USA, will offer business insights to probiotics manufactures and brand holders as well as companies in other categories.
The chief scientific officer of UAS Labs, a Wisconsin-based probiotic specialist, presented his research linking a probiotic strain to improved cardiovascular health at the Probiota Americas 2018 conference in Miami earlier this month.
Research presented at the recent Probiota Americas meeting showed that adding prebiotics to the diet to promote the growth of beneficial gut bacteria actually altered the structure of rats' brains in a model testing stress response.
Supplementation of a probiotic strain was linked to improved postpartum depression symptoms, according to research by Dr. Rebecca Slykerman, a senior research fellow of the Department of Psychological Medicine in the University of Auckland.
Soon-to-be released guidelines for contract manufacturing organizations and quality standards from the International Probiotics Association will drive the industry to optimal practice, says IPA's vice president.