Probiotics: Challenges and Opportunities from Legal to Lab
INSIDER Premium Series
April 4th 2017
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The probiotics category is one of the fastest growing segments of the dietary supplement industry. The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) is continuing its popular webinar series with Natural Products INSIDER, and this webinar will explore key considerations when bringing probiotics to the marketplace. From the legal and regulatory implications of the revised new dietary ingredient (NDI) guidance on probiotics to challenges faced in the lab when testing probiotics, expert presenters will help clarify some of the complex questions surrounding these unique ingredients. The webinar will also examine whether a case can be made for the use of probiotics as a medical food for certain health conditions and address approaches to evaluating the safety of probiotics.
This webinar will help you:
- Understand the potential impact of the revised draft NDI guidance and GRAS (generally recognized as safe) final rule on probiotics
- Develop and apply a decision tree to assess probiotic safety
- Recognize the complexities associated with probiotic testing, from identity to quantity
- Identify opportunities for probiotics as medical foods
A Q&A period will follow speaker presentations.
Speaker and Topics:
- Andrea Wong- Introduction
- Ashish Talati- Impact of the revised NDI guidance (and final GRAS rule) on probiotics
- Dr. Michael Pariza- Considerations for the safety assessment of probiotics
- Tammy Blakemore- Challenges in probiotics testing
- Sarah Roller- Probiotics in the dietary supplement – medical food interface
- All Speakers- Q & A
Andrea Wong, Ph.D.
Dr. Wong is an integral part of CRN's science and regulatory affairs department, responding to emerging scientific and regulatory issues as well as advocating for science-based nutrition. Her regulatory expertise includes a working knowledge of international health claims, preparation of technical submissions to international regulatory agencies, and designing regulatory strategies for marketing products in global jurisdictions. Prior to joining CRN, she worked as a senior scientific and regulatory consultant for the consulting firm Intertek Cantox, formerly Cantox Health and Sciences International, in Ontario, Canada. Dr. Wong is published in scientific journals, including Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology. Dr. Wong earned her bachelor's of science in Life Sciences from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and her doctorate from the University of Toronto, Ontario.
Ashish R. Talati
Michael Pariza, Ph.D.
*All registration fees are non-refundable
*Content and speakers are subject to change