Mary Ellen Sanders

About Mary Ellen Sanders

Mary Ellen Sanders is a consultant in the area of probiotic microbiology, with special expertise on paths to scientific substantiation of probiotic product label claims. Dr. Sanders served as the founding president of the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics and is currently the organization’s executive science officer.

Identifying high quality probiotics available in the marketplace isn’t an easy task. A recent panel of experts suggest some recommendations to companies producing probiotics for assuring probiotics’ quality, from their manufacture to their selling.

New ISAPP Paper: Probiotics for Human Use

17 Sep 2018

by Mary Ellen Sanders

Many modern reviews of probiotics provide in-depth coverage of a specific health benefit, this paper covers all benefits with robust evidence.

Highlights from the ISAPP 2018 Meeting in Singapore

20 Aug 2018

by Mary Ellen Sanders

On June 5-7, the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) convened its annual meeting, for the first time in Asia. The program featured two days of open plenary sessions attended by 230 academic and industry scientists, health professionals,

The International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics, in its 15th year, held its 2016 Annual Meeting June 7th to 9th in Turku, Finland. Prof. Seppo Salminen, who has more publications on probiotics than any other researcher globally, was the local

A Clear Probiotic Definition by Mary Ellen Sanders

29 Apr 2016

by Mary Ellen Sanders

On the second day of the 2016 GMFH meeting, several speakers addressed the topic of the definition of probiotics. To my surprise, some of the speakers seemed to be unclear about the definition of a probiotic.