SUBSCRIBE

Breaking News on Food, Beverage & Supplement Development - Asia PacificEU edition | US edition

Headlines > Nutrition

Read more breaking news

 

 
“I get personal because they [EFSA] get personal to me"

Fed up: Probiotic research veteran issues global call to action

23-Jan-2014
Last updated on 23-Jan-2014 at 23:37 GMT2014-01-23T23:37:50Z

Professor Gregor Reid will chair Probiota 2014 in Amsterdam on February 4-5. Expect to be challenged...
Professor Gregor Reid will chair Probiota 2014 in Amsterdam on February 4-5. Expect to be challenged...
Loading the player...

Veteran probiotic researcher professor Gregor Reid is not a happy man. It’s time the probiotic community fought back against those forces that have for too long denied a perfectly valid body of nutrition science in the form of commercial claims. It’s time to get personal…

“I get personal because they get personal to me,” said professor Reid, from the University of Western Ontario & Chair of Human Microbiology and Probiotics at the Lawson Health Research Institute in Canada, in reference to a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) rejection of one peer-reviewed study he was involved in.

Earlier, he said the community needed to consider other avenues like direct protest to heighten attention and tension around a health claim prohibition situation that is damaging business, science and public health.

"I am not coming here as a passive speaker, I am coming here to challenge people and if they don't like it then they'll probably tell me...I think it's about time people stood up... We should be telling them [regulators] the decisions they are making are costing jobs, are costing lives, are unacceptable and will cost them votes because that's all they care about - getting into power."

Probiota 2014

Professor Reid will chair NutraIngredients Probiota 2014 in Amsterdam on February 4-5. A few places remain to join him and about 200 pre- and probiotic players from scientists to regulators to formulators and marketeers at the 2-day, 2-stream event.

To know more click here .

Related products

KitKat white space opportunities in China, Vietnam and Pakistan

KitKat white space opportunities in China, Vietnam and Pakistan, says Nestlé countlines chief

Stewart Dryburgh

Global head of KitKat and chocolate countlines, Nestlé

Seadragon sets out to breathe fire into Kiwi fish oil

Seadragon sets out to breathe fire into Kiwi fish oil

The town of Nelson will welcome New Zealand's first omega-3 fish oil processing plant...

Lab meat, plant proteins and insects: Which alternative proteins will feed the world?

Lab meat, plant proteins and insects: Which alternative proteins will feed the world?

The quest for alternatives to animal-derived proteins has led to a huge amount of...

Germvangelist set to shake Probiota with holistic shout

Germvangelist set to shake Probiota with holistic shout

Jason Tetro

Researcher, author, The Germ Guy

Dairy ingredients giant on Indonesia: ‘A lot of opportunities here’

Dairy ingredients giant on Indonesia: ‘A lot of opportunities here’

Jake Riddle

General manager, Kerry Asia Pacific

Indonesia stakes claim as SE Asia's most important food market

Indonesia stakes claim as SE Asia's most important food market

Indonesia's food industry will continue to grow in importance as its population of around...

NPD category busters: From ‘Teagurt’ to coffee fruit energy to Milo expansion

NPD category busters: From ‘Teagurt’ to coffee fruit energy to Milo expansion

Jane Barnett

Insights manager for Australia-New Zealand, south east Asia and India,...

HI-Japan show wrap: Ageing (& shrinking) population forces government-led nutrition rethink

HI-Japan show wrap: Ageing (& shrinking) population forces government-led nutrition rethink

Japan has always led the world in functional food experimentation even if the results...

Malaysia to double palm oil production by 2020

Malaysia hopes to double palm oil production by 2020

Kalanithi Nesaretnam

Minister, Embassy of Malaysia in Brussels

Mooted novel food changes will open exotic fruit doors in EU

Mooted novel food changes will open exotic fruit doors in EU

Dr John Wilkinson

Consultant and EU Novel Foods expert

Fishmeal free? Protein alternatives key to Australia’s prawn future

Fishmeal free? Protein alternatives key to Australia’s prawn future

Australia’s prawn sector must prioritize sustainable fishmeal replacement and R&D in protein alternatives will...

Eat with your eyes: Making sense of multi-sensory food

Eat with your eyes: Making sense of multi-sensory food

Food should taste and smell good but what else should and can it do...

Wholesale hemp prices declining despite fractured US supply chains, investment advisor says

Wholesale hemp prices declining despite fractured US supply chains, investment advisor says

Investment opportunities in the CBD space continue to abound despite the regulatory uncertainties, the...

Asian tastes: Out with the old, in with the new trends

Asian tastes: Out with the old, in with the new trends

Jane Barnett

Senior Analyst, Mintel Market Research

Dedicated followers of fashion

Dedicated followers of fashion

Wanpen

Head of food and nutrition, DPO Thailand

Recruitment's war of attrition

Recruitment's war of attrition

Laurent Landie

Recruitment consultant, Lim & Partner Recruitment

Innovation nation: DSM's success centre in Singapore

Innovation nation: DSM's success centre in Singapore

Haeri Roh-Schmidt

Head of science and nutrition, DSM Asia-Pacific

India's newfound taste for flavours

India's newfound taste for flavours

Anurag Yadava

Business head, Keva Flavours

America's dairyland to Thailand: Sizeable growth in ingredients

America's dairyland to Thailand: Sizeable growth in ingredients

Greg Rodriguez

Sales manager, Grassland Dairy Products

Thai tastes meet the heat through dairy flavours

Thai tastes meet the heat through dairy flavours

Cesar Gonzalez Acosta

Senior sales director, DairiConcepts

Key Industry Events

 

Access all events listing

Our events, Shows & Conferences...