Vision & Mission
Background
Objectives of The Network
Main Initiatives
Organization
Report on 1st SEA PROBIOTICS
Documentation 1st SEA PROBIOTICS
Official Launch SEA Probiotics SREN 2020
Report on 2nd SEA PROBIOTICS
Vision & Mission

VISION

Be a credible network in advancing probiotics science and regulations for human well-being in Southeast Asia

 

MISSION

To share updates on the latest probiotics and microbiome research and knowledge through publications and scientific meetings.

To provide a common platform for sharing of probiotics clinical trial guidelines and regulations in the region.

To provide information for updating Southeast Asian probiotics regulations in line with latest international standards and guidelines.

Background

BACKGROUND

 

Considering various developments in the region, including increasingly popularity of and market growth of probiotics, increased availability of scientific evidence of health benefit, the independent and differing approaches in promulgation of probiotics regulations in a few countries as well as  a proposal to develop a harmonized probiotics guideline under the Codex Alimentarius framework; the First Workshop on Southeast Asia Probiotics Scientific and Regulatory Experts Network  (SEA Probiotics SREN) was organized in Jakarta, 16 December 2019. Twenty five experts in various fields of probiotic research and regulations from five countries in Southeast Asia participated in the first workshop. They recognized the significant developments on the studies and probiotics regulation in the Asia Pacific region, with the need and relevance of setting up the probiotics network amongs experts from government, academia, professional bodies and industry established. In view of these developments, this Workshop initiated the establishment of Southeast Asia Probiotics Scientific and Regulatory Experts Network (SEA Probiotics SREN). The Network provide a platform for discussions on scientific and regulatory aspects of probiotics. The workshop agreed that Food and Nutrition Society of Indonesia (PERGIZI PANGAN Indonesia) shall serve as the Secretariat to organize the SEA Probiotics SREN programs. When future meetings are organized in other countries, local host(s) shall be identified to co-organize the meeting with PERGIZI PANGAN Indonesia.

Objectives of The Network

OBJECTIVES OF THE NETWORK

 

  1. To provide a forum for discussion on scientific matters related to probiotics including clinical trials among multisectoral stakeholders from government, academe, professional organizations and private sector

  2. To enable sharing of regular updates on global and regional status of regulatory framework for probiotics including Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) and other related Codex Committees

  3. To enable sharing of appropriate approaches to study and regulate probiotics including applications for health claims

  4. To develop a roadmap for continuous engagement among key stakeholders in the area of probiotics

Main Initiatives

MAIN INITIATIVES

 

  1. Strengthen communications among participants and stakeholders of the Network

  2. Support updating of probiotics regulations in the region

  3. Organize series of Network meetings in conjunction with related seminars, symposia and congresses

  4. Publish books and articles related to the SEA Probiotics SREN programs

Organization

CHAIR

Prof Dr Hardinsyah MS / Indonesia

CO-CHAIR

Dr E-Siong Tee / Malaysia

 

ADVISORS

Prof. Dr. Chalat Santivarangkna / Thailand

Prof. Dr. Lilis Nuraida / Indonesia

Assoc Prof Lee Yuan Kun / Singapore

 

INITIATORS

 

SECRETARIAT

Muh. Nur Hasan Syah

(Technical Director-SEA PROBIOTICS SREN)

Food and Nutrition Society of Indonesia (PERGIZI PANGAN Indonesia)

Dramaga – Bogor, Indonesia 16680

Tel / Fax: (0251) 8628304

Email: dpp.pergizi@gmail.com

Report on 1st SEA PROBIOTICS

Documentation 1st SEA PROBIOTICS

Official Launch SEA Probiotics SREN 2020

Report on 2nd SEA PROBIOTICS