Probiotics are widely sold as foods and food supplements. Frustratingly they cannot be labelled as Prebiotics or Probiotics. Our next networking meeting is on 07 March 2019 in Nottingham, with Medilink EM. We will focus on all aspects of probiotics; the impact of the microbiome, influence of probiotics (what they are and how they are regulated) and how to innovate in this area. We are delighted to have speakers from Nottingham Trent University and local companies, sharing their experience and research to date. This meeting forms part of a joint special interest group initiative, Farm to Fork, with our sister SIG, Infectious Disease (co-ordinated by Dr Katie Laird, DMU). We are looking at the nutrition perspective of microbiology, namely probiotics and why a healthy gut is important. Micro-organisms are integral to our health and wellbeing. In these two networking meetings we shall be exploring how the role of micro-organisms both good and bad are pivotal to our continued health.
This free to attend event is held as part of the INSTILS programme – a project part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, click here to be re-directed to further information about the project.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), provide scientific advice on potential risks along the entire food chain. Through their committees and work they ensure we have safe, healthy food for consumers.