Continuing Education

Probiotics for GI Health in 2012: Issues and Updates (CME-certified, targeted for primary care physicians). Free.

Probiotics Supplementation: What Pharmacists Need to Know To Recommend Safe and Effective Formulations. Free.

Probiotic Supplementation: What Nurse Practitioners Need to Know to Recommend Safe and Effective Formulations. Free.


Probiotic documentary, sponsored in part by CDRF, is now available on DVD.“Microwarriors. The Power of Probiotics” is the most comprehensive and up-to-date film ever produced on probiotics and their contribution to overall health and well-being. See

Video from Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) examining probiotics launched today. Sponsored in part by CDRF, “Germs with a Positive Attitude” features Drs. Todd Klaenhammer and Mary Ellen Sanders. Press release. VideoCAST.

Council for Agricultural Science & Technology

  • Sanders M.E., Gibson G.R., Gill H. and Guarner F. 2007. Probiotics in food: their potential to impact human health. Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST), Issue Paper 36, CAST, Ames, Iowa. Open Access reprint.

Dairy Council of California


Gut Microbes for Health Experts Exchange

  • Gut Microbes for Health is a medium to share news, innovation and information among experts on the topics of Gut Microbiota for Health. It is an initiative of the European Society for Neurogastroenterology and Motility, the American Gastroenterological Association with the institutional support of Danone Research and Biocodex.

World Gastroenterology Organisation

Probiotic Reference Newsletter

Syndifrais is an association of French manufacturers of fresh dairy products including yoghurts, fermented milks, “fromages frais”, fresh dairy desserts and creams. Within the association, the Scientific Committee of Syndifrais investigates the nutritional value and benefits of yoghurt as well as other fresh dairy products. This Committee gathers research from the public and private sectors and solicits reviews and comment from renowned experts in the field which are published in the Probiotic Reference Newslettter (formerly the “Syndifrais Scientific Letter”)

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Global Organizations Related to Probiotics

International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics

Gut Health

Spanish Society for Probiotics and Prebiotics

Probiotic Association of India

Iranian Society of Probiotics and Functional Food

Czech Republic Society for Probiotics and Prebiotics

Japan Society for Lactic Acid Bacteria        

Asian Federation of Societies for Lactic Acid Bacteria

International Probiotics Association

European Food and Feed Cultures Association


ILSI-North America

International Dairy Federation  – Probiotic Task Force

Society for Microbial Ecology and Disease

U.S. National Institutes of Health Scientific Interest Group, Probiotic and Prebiotic Working Group

Lactobacillus Reference Centre, Tucuman, Argentina

Pharmabiotic Research Institute

European Scientific League for Probiotics – initiative to develop product logo to identify scientifically validated products