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The Science and Regulations of Probiotic Food and Supplement Product Labeling

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By Mary Ellen Sanders (Dairy and Food Culture Technologies, Centennial, Colorado) and Dan Levy (U.S. Food and Drug Administration, College Park, Maryland)

The Science and Regulations of Probiotic Food and Supplement Product Labeling

Published: February 2011

Volume 1219

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The goals of this conference were to facilitate the exchange of ideas regarding labeling and substantiation of claims for probioticsamong academic, industry, and regulatory professionals, and to discuss ways to translate and communicate research results in a truthful way to the consumer and to such health professionals as physicians, pharmacists, and dieticians. The target audience included academicians interested in conducting research on the health benefits of probiotics; scientists; communications personnel, and regulatory specialists from companies involved in, or interested in, the marketing of probiotics; U.S. government regulatory experts tasked with oversight of probiotic foods and dietary supplement products; and other experts in the field interested in the development of probiotics for the U.S. market.