Safety of novel probiotic bacteria

Donohue, D 2004, 'Safety of novel probiotic bacteria' in S. Salminen, A. von Wright and A. Ouwehand (ed.) Lactic Acid Bacteria: Microbiological and Functional Effects, Marcel Dekker, New York, USA, pp. 531-546.


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Title Safety of novel probiotic bacteria
Author(s) Donohue, D
Year 2004
Title of book Lactic Acid Bacteria: Microbiological and Functional Effects
Publisher Marcel Dekker
Place of publication New York, USA
Editor(s) S. Salminen
A. von Wright
A. Ouwehand
Start page 531
End page 546
Subjects Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Summary The bacterial species used as probiotics and the measures taken to ensure their safety for use in food, feeds and aquaculture are presented. The topics discussed in this paper include the unequivocal identification of probiotic species, taxonomy, role of enterococci as probiotics, spore-forming probiotics, probiotics in animals, probiotics and infection and antibiotic resistance. Clinical studies and epidemiological surveillance related to the safety of probiotic use are summarized. A comparison of several probiotics is included. The guidelines for probiotic safety are outlined.
Copyright notice © 2004 Marcel Dekker
Keyword(s) probiotic organisms
safety
efficacy
function
nutrition
health
ISBN 0824753321
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