Regulating the safety of probiotics--the European approach.

  title={Regulating the safety of probiotics--the European approach.},
  author={Atte von Wright},
  journal={Current pharmaceutical design},
  volume={11 1},
This article reviews pertinent legislation regulating the safety of probiotics within the European Union (EU). Currently available probiotic organisms and known issues regarding their safety are briefly summarised. While most of the species and genera, particularly lactobacilli and bifidobacteria are apparently safe, certain micro-organisms may be problematic; particularly the enterococci, which are associated with nosocomial infections and harbour transmissible antibiotic resistance… CONTINUE READING
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