Be a credible network in advancing probiotics science and regulations for human well-being in Southeast Asia
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.
The core values of the network are intelligence, local wisdom, confidence, trust and respect that are beneficial to members and stakeholders with a collaborative spirit.
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
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
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
To enable sharing of appropriate approaches to study and regulate probiotics including applications for health claims
To develop a roadmap for continuous engagement among key stakeholders in the area of probiotics
Strengthen communications among participants and stakeholders of the Network
Support updating of probiotics regulations in the region
Organize series of Network meetings in conjunction with related seminars, symposia and congresses
Publish books and articles related to the SEA Probiotics SREN programs
Prof Dr Hardinsyah MS / Indonesia
Dr E-Siong Tee / Malaysia
Prof. Dr. Chalat Santivarangkna / Thailand
Prof. Dr. Lilis Nuraida / Indonesia
Assoc Prof Lee Yuan Kun / Singapore
Ir Tetty Helfery Sihombing, MTP / Independent Food Regulatory Expert, Jakarta, Indonesia
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
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Documentation 1st SEA PROBIOTICS
Documentation 2nd SEA PROBIOTICS
Prof Hardinsyah MS, the Chairman, together with initiators (Dr Tee E Siong/NSM, Ms Cyndy Au/DuPont, and Mr Adhi S Lukman/GAPMMI) and advisors (Prof Dr Lee/NSU, Prof Dr Chalat/INMU and Prof Dr Zuraida/IPB University) when launching the SEA PROBIOTICS SREN at the opening of the 2nd Workshop of SEA PROBIOTICS SREN in Surabaya 20 February 2020.
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