Mary Ellen Sanders

Dr Mary Ellen Sanders

Consultant, Dairy & Food Culture Technologies

Dr Sanders consults on probiotic development, safety and the scientific substantiation of label claims for food and dietary supplement companies. Via her website,, she provides objective, evidence based information on probiotics for industry and consumers. She has collaborated on clinical studies to validate probiotic safety and efficacy, helped develop guidelines for probiotic products for the Food & Agriculture Organisation and the World Health Organisation, and helped the World Gastroenterology Organisation develop evidence based recommendations for probiotic use by gastroenterologists. She also serves as Chief Science Officer for the International Scientific Association for Probiotics & Prebiotics.

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