The Belgian Superior Health Council (SHC) draws up scientific advisory reports that aim at providing guidance to political decision-makers and health professionals. This advisory report does not discuss specific strains, products, or technologies, nor does it in any way confer approval on products purported to have probiotic activity as regards to any clinical effectiveness they might have in preventing or treating pathologies (“health claim”).
Microbial characterization of probiotics–Advisory report of the Working Group “8651 Probiotics” of the Belgian Superior Health Council (SHC)
Article first published online: 25 JUN 2013
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Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
Special Issue: Lipidomics: Approaches and Applications in Nutrition Research
Volume 57, Issue 8, pages 1479–1504, August 2013
How to Cite
Huys, G., Botteldoorn, N., Delvigne, F., De Vuyst, L., Heyndrickx, M., Pot, B., Dubois, J.-J. and Daube, G. (2013), Microbial characterization of probiotics–Advisory report of the Working Group “8651 Probiotics” of the Belgian Superior Health Council (SHC). Mol. Nutr. Food Res., 57: 1479–1504. doi: 10.1002/mnfr.201300065
Further detailed information on the work of the SHC can be found at http://www.health.belgium.be/eportal/Aboutus/relatedinstitutions/SuperiorHealthCouncil.
The advisory report was effectively released in February 2012.
- Issue published online: 2 AUG 2013
- Article first published online: 25 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 20 FEB 2013
- Manuscript Received: 22 JAN 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 22 JAN 2013