In recent times, the interest in probiotics and their potentially beneficial health effects has risen significantly. For human health, there are many forms in which the probiotic may be delivered, with the most common being ingestible food or beverage products and dietary supplements. One of the key aspects in the manufacture of probiotics and associated materials, in addition to being able to demonstrate their health benefits, is knowing the quality of the probiotic produced.
The VeriTest® Probiotics Proficiency Testing scheme has been developed to provide a system for laboratories to validate their testing capability, compare method performance and to benchmark their results among a network of other laboratories. For more information, please see the VeriTest® Probiotics Programme Description.