PhD, Dairy & Food Culture Technologies, Centennial, CO, USA
Mary Ellen Sanders is a consultant in the area of probiotic microbiology. Her recent focus has been on efficacy substantiation, microbiology and regulatory issues pertaining to probiotics. She has coordinated or collaborated on clinical studies to validate probiotic efficacy, served on GRAS determination panels, participated in a FAO/WHO working group to make recommendations to Codex for guidelines for use of probiotics and served on the World Gastroenterology Organisation Guidelines Committee preparing guidelines for the use of probiotics and prebiotics.
She is currently working with the Global Alliance for Probiotics, a European collaboration of seven probiotic companies addressing issues related to health claims for probiotics in the EC, and was invited to join the scientific advisory board for the American Gastroenterological Association’s Center for Gut Microbiome Research and Education. She serves as executive director of the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics