Lactobacillus

'We strongly question the way this opinion has been treated by the panel,' Probi writes to the European Commission. ©iStock/roibu

'We find it strange ‘methodological limitations’ claimed by the panel were not specified'

‘Highly unsatisfactory’: Probi takes claim complaints to EC

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The European Commission has asked the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to consider concerns raised by Swedish supplier Probi about the treatment of its rejected probiotic health claim.

Probiotic yoghurt shows toxin reducing potential in study but would they be marketed in this way?

Tackling toxins: Probiotic yoghurt provides mercury detox

By Lynda Searby

Governments might not want to admit it, but according to a leading academic in microbiology and probiotics, there is demand for probiotic products with detoxification properties that can help protect against uptake of toxic metals such as mercury and...

The EFSA scientific opinion stated that the evidence provided failed to substantiate a cause and effect relationship.

“The applicant provided 47 references which did not address the effects of L. plantarum TENSIA on BP."

EFSA issues fresh rejection for probiotic ‘heart cheese’ health claim

By Nathan Gray

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has delivered a negative opinion on a second dossier suggesting that a link a probiotic cheese can benefit blood pressure.

BioGaia, Nestlé sign new probiotic supply and licence deal

BioGaia, Nestlé sign new probiotic supply and licence deal

Probiotics manufacturer BioGaia has entered into a new supply and licence agreement with Nestlé that will see the Swiss food and beverage giant include the firm's Lactobacillus reuteri probiotic in a “new category” of products.

Chr Hansen backs fresh probiotic immunity trial

Chr Hansen backs fresh probiotic immunity trial

Danish probiotics leader Chr Hansen, which ditched a €4m immunity trial for some of its probiotic strains last year, is participating in a new trial to determine if probiotics can reduce the number of infections in small children.