January 1, 2019: Kevin Mehring Elected IPA President for 2019 Term
President & CEO of UAS Labs, Kevin Mehring, has been elected President of the International Probiotic Association (IPA) for the 2019 Term. His appointment is effective as of January 1, 2019.
Kevin Mehring and his colleague at UAS Labs, Dr. Gregory Leyer have a long history of involvement with the IPA. Previously, Mr. Mehring has held multiple positions in the IPA including Manufacturing Committee Chair and Vice President.
Chief Scientific Officer of UAS Labs, Dr. Gregory Leyer has also played a prominent role in the IPA. For example, Leyer spearheaded discussions with the FDA on behalf of the IPA regarding microbial New Dietary Ingredients guidelines. These discussions continue to take place as the regulatory requirements for probiotics are not yet harmonized.
Mr. Mehring is excited to take on this greater responsibility within the IPA and play a larger part in promoting safe and effective probiotics everywhere. Quote from President & CEO of UAS Labs, Kevin Mehring:
At UAS Labs, we share the IPA’s mission to promote the safe and efficacious use of probiotics. The majority of the serious industry players, truly want to provide quality products that improve the wellness and quality of life of our end consumers. I am excited to take on this increased responsibility and will work with a dedicated and passionate Executive Committee and Executive Director George Paraskevakos to continue to protect and grow this vibrant industry along with our 100+ members from around the world.” – Kevin Mehring
About the IPA
The International Probiotic Association is known as The Global Voice of Probiotics®. Members of this organization are equally divided between industry and academia. The organization has come together with the goal of providing a unique forum for the exchange of research and the latest breakthroughs in probiotic technology and product development.
The IPA works with government bodies to assist in establishing scientific standards for all applications of probiotics on the market today. Not only this, they serve as an unbiased source of probiotic knowledge to educate both consumers and industry participants on the proven health benefits of probiotics.
To learn more about the IPA visit http://internationalprobiotics.org/