Probiotics: innovation, opportunities and challenges
this first 2019 issue of Agro Food Industry Hi Tech features contributions completely devoted to probiotics, spanning from regulatory issues and market insights to recent advances on the application of probiotics in health and food areas.
According to FAO/WHO definition, probiotics are live microorganisms that confer a health benefit on the host when administered in adequate amounts.
The increasing interest among consumers and clinicians for safe, healthy, high quality and affordable validated alternatives to pharmaceuticals has led to the production of 1500 trials on probiotics and the publication of almost 11,000 papers in peer-review scientific journals in the last 50 years.
As highlighted in this issue, probiotic products are popular across Europe, as such the industry needs to address key issues in for the popularity of such products to continue.
Following the recent developments in probiotics manufacturing process, IP, taxonomy and analytical requirements, in this issue you will find papers by authors coming from leading in ...