SHELF LIFE STABILITY
The content of active cells or effective probiotics in a probiotic supplement is measured in the number of Colony Forming Units (CFU). Viable probiotics multiply, form colonies or colonize and only in this state, the desired action of the bacteria will happen. Labelling of probiotic supplements should therefore reflect the number of CFU the product will contain through the date of expiration.
Bifodan is engaged with the International Probiotic Association, working together with the probiotic industry to implement labeling guidelines accordingly.
Critical to probiotic stability
- Strain viability
- Production processes
- Production environment
- Primary packaging
- Storage conditions