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Getting a probiotic health claim approved has been 'rendered impossible', says IPA Europe. ©iStock/goolyash

Is it time to admit it's impossible to get a probiotic health claim?

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

If the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) continues to treat probiotics like pharmaceuticals, it will never be possible to win a health claim, says the European arm of the International Probiotics Association (IPA). But not everyone agrees.

Krill oil supplier says the 'million dollar question' now is whether its Antarctic fishing patches will be next on the protection list. Photo credit Aker Biomarine

Krill fishery unaffected (for now)

Fishing banned in world’s largest Marine Protected Area in Antarctica

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Fishing will be banned in a newly protected area of the Southern Ocean in Antarctica the size of the UK and France combined following an agreement at a Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) meeting.

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