FFF News:

FFF explores canine probiotics – Can we emphasize the wellbeing of dogs and their owners? More information here.

Discussion on cholesterol - check the expert opinion of Seppo Salminen concerning health claims on
Voices for Lowering Cholesterol platform or youtube


The team of probiotic scientists in Turku have in collaboration with colleagues from IPLA (Spain) and National University of Litoral (Argentina) published a review on correlation between in vitro and in vivo assays in selection of probiotics from traditional species of bacteria. The key findings suggest that successful use of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria  as probiotics is often based on their occurrence in human milk, naturally fermented foods and their occurrence in human gastrointestinal tract. Standardised procedures are required for in vivo and in vitro studies to make comparisons of result easier and to predict health benefits better. The original article is published in Trends in Food Science and Technology 68 (2017)83-90.


The research  of Dr Carlos Gomez Gallego from FFF has been cited in the enclosed link, emphasising the importance of milk polyamines to infant health. See the article here.


 The World Gastroenterology Organization published  Global Guidelines on Probiotics and Prebiotics and professor Seppo Salminen was an invited expert in the group. Read the Guidelines here.


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 ISAPP Annual Meeting 2018:

International Scientific Association of Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) organizes annual meeting and 2-day open registration conference in Singapore on June 5-6th, 2018. For more information about ISAPP conference and programme click here.

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 Check the recent updates on probiotics and prebiotics from the newest infographic and short videos.

 ISAPP Blog: The need to improve in vitro testing of future probiotics

Professor Vinderola and Professor Salminen from FFF chaired a workshop "Harmonization of Regulatory  developments on Probiotics and Prebiotics globally”  in ISAPP (International Scientific Association of Probiotics and Prebiotics) Meeting  in Singapore 

Professor Akihito Endo reported work on fructophilic lactic acid bacteria and bee health in a meeting of ISAPP (International Scientific Association of Probiotics and Prebiotics) in Singapore.

Seppo Salminen as the new President of the International Scientific Association of Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) thanks the past president Dr Karen Scott for carrying excellence in Science during her presidency 2015-2018.






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