Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis Bb-12 and immune defence against pathogens (ID 863), decreasing potentially pathogenic gastro-intestinal microorganisms (ID 866), “natural immune function” (ID 924), reduction of symptoms of inflammatory bowel conditions (ID 1469) and maintenance of normal blood LDL-cholesterol concentrations (ID 3089) pursuant to Article 13(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

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Acknowledgements

The Panel wishes to thank for the preparatory work on this scientific opinion: The members of the Working Group on Claims: Carlo Agostoni, Jean-Louis Bresson, Susan Fairweather-Tait, Albert Flynn, Ines Golly, Marina Heinonen, Hannu Korhonen, Martinus Løvik, Ambroise Martin, Hildegard Przyrembel, Seppo Salminen, Yolanda Sanz, Sean (J.J.) Strain, Inge Tetens, Hendrik van Loveren and Hans Verhagen. The members of the Claims Sub-Working Group on Gut/Immune: Jean-Louis Bresson, Maria Carmen Collado, Miguel Gueimonde, Daisy Jonkers, Martinus Løvik, Bevan Moseley, Maria Saarela, Seppo Salminen, Yolanda Sanz, Stephan Strobel, Daniel Tomé and Hendrik van Loveren.

Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2011;9(4):2047 [20 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2011.2047
Possible conflict of interest
One member of the Panel did not participate in the discussion on the subject referred to above because of potential conflicts of interest identified in accordance with the EFSA policy on declarations of interests.
Panel members at the time of adoption
Carlo Agostoni, Jean-Louis Bresson, Susan Fairweather-Tait, Albert Flynn, Ines Golly, Hannu Korhonen, Pagona Lagiou, Martinus Løvik, Rosangela Marchelli, Ambroise Martin, Bevan Moseley, Monika Neuhäuser-Berthold, Hildegard Przyrembel, Seppo Salminen, Yolanda Sanz, Sean (J.J.) Strain, Stephan Strobel, Inge Tetens, Daniel Tomé, Hendrik van Loveren and Hans Verhagen.
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Opinion of the Scientific Committee/Scientific Panel
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European Commission
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2008-1711
EFSA-Q-2008-2206
EFSA-Q-2008-3821
EFSA-Q-2008-1650
EFSA-Q-2008-1653
Adopted
12 November 2010
Published
8 April 2011
Affiliation
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
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Keywords
Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis Bb-12, pathogens, microorganisms, LDL-cholesterol, immune, inflammation, health claims
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