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The law of probiotics in Australia and beyond, A review of regulatory definitions, claims and descriptions for probiotic food labelling and composition

Published: 11 Oct 2017

The Food Standards Code contains no definition for “probiotics”, however probiotics fall within the broad definition of a “biologically active substance”. This article explains the regulatory treatment of probiotics, and explores how probiotics are defined according to their numbers, and how probiotics can be transformed by different processes.

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