IPA says manufacturing process, not 'contamination,' accounts for traces of gluten researchers found in probiotics

IPA says manufacturing process, not 'contamination,' accounts for traces of gluten researchers found in probiotics

A recent study that found traces of gluten in probiotic supplements has provoked a measured response from the International Probiotic Association. IPA executive director George Paraskevakos noted that only one product in the study that made a gluten-free claim was found to contain the protein at an unacceptably high level and that manufacturing considerations could account for the presence of gluten in others. It’s not a question of ‘contamination,’ he said.

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Nature's Way institutes more rigorous plant-to-powder supply chain management scheme

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Omega-3 consumption could enhance ‘cognitive flexibility’ in older adults

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Tapping into product- and ingredient-specific data can speed R&D cycle, experts say

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Transparency could be the 1st step towards greater consistency in testing methods & labs: Experts

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Members of Congress get the good news on dietary supplement quality, expert says

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RCT findings back probiotic strain to shorten duration of cold and flu: Chr Hansen study

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Standard Process launches genetic assessment tool for patients, practitioners

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