Lacto…WHAT…cillus? What happened to my Lactobacillus probiotic?

Format: External webinar | Document type: Webinar

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Lacto…WHAT…cillus? What happened to my Lactobacillus probiotic?

It finally happened.

Over two years of hearing of this, it finally happened. In 2019 there were over 255 species of the genus Lactobacillus which had been named for the same common property of lactic acid production from sugars.

Today the nomenclature of the genus Lactobacillus, together with some other related taxa has been revisited. The single genus has been split into 25 genera. The real purpose of classifying living things is to improve communication. We like to know what we are dealing with hence we need to be able to talk and communicate about it in the proper names.

This second webinar in the IPA series will deal with the reclassification of the Lactobacillus genus and its implications to the industry and offer strategies your company can implement to hopefully facilitate the change.


Dr Bruno Pot Dr Bruno Pot Guest Professor
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Dr Cara Welch Dr Cara Welch Deputy Director, Office of Dietary Supplement Programs
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Amy Summers Amy Summers President
Pitch Publicity

Solange Henoud Solange Henoud Global Regulatory Affairs Director
Lallemand Health Solutions

Richard Cleland Richard Cleland Assistant Director
FTC Division of Advertising Practices, Bureau of Consumer Protection

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