Probiotics: A Clinical Guide

Martin H. Floch, MD; Adam S. Kim, MD

Chapter 10: Development Of Cultured Dairy Probiotic Food Products (continued)

Miguel Freitas, PhD

On the basis of the extensive basic and clinical research that has been conducted on dairy probiotic food products, evidence has accumulated over the recent years to support these products as an important part of the daily diet in many countries. The development of a cultured dairy probiotic food product is a complex process involving years of research. Initial steps include the collection and identification of candidate probiotic strains for a particular beneficial effect. Subsequently, several preclinical approaches, such as in vitro and in vivo models, can be used to select potential…