Quality matters in probiotic products
When treating vulnerable populations with probiotics in research and clinical practice, the quality of probiotic products is important because the stakes are high.
When treating vulnerable populations with probiotics in research and clinical practice, the quality of probiotic products is important because the stakes are high. In October, 2014, for example, a preterm infant in Connecticut died of gastrointestinal mucormycosis that was caused by a contaminated probiotic product given in hospital. What lessons can clinicians and researchers take away from this situation?
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Sanders M.E (2014). The Importance of Quality in Probiotic Products. California Dairy Research Foundation (Online). Available at: http://cdrf.org/2014/12/07/importance-quality-probiotic-products/
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.
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