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Profile of registrant

Global Alliance for Probiotics

Identification number in the register: 94539108283-14
Registration date: 08/03/12 10:30:48

The information on this organisation was last modified on 06/11/14 10:40:11
The date of the last annual update was 20/02/14 10:29:50

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Global Alliance for Probiotics
Acronym: GAP
Legal status: Unincorporated association
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mrs  Irene Lenoir
Position: Chair

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Irene Lenoir
Position: Chair

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 37 Square de Meeus c/o Burson-Marsteller (GAP Secretariat)
Brussels 1000
Telephone number: (+32) 743 66 11
Fax number: (+32) 733 66 11
Other contact information: Each member company of the GAP has its own legal responsibility. The member companies are: Chr Hansen, Danone, Dupont, Lallemand Health Solutions, Probi, Valio and Yakult. GAP is not an association, rather an alliance of separate companies that come together to discuss and undertake joint action on certain non-competitive issues.

The GAP Secretariat is run by Burson-Marsteller.

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The common objective of GAP participants is to promote increased understanding and awareness of the probiotics category and the health benefits of probiotics among politicians and officials working either in the EU institutions or member state capitals, as well as towards other external stakeholders with an interest in such matters.

GAP participants want to promote an approach to scientific assessment which is appropriate to the probiotics category and to engage directly on any legislative or regulatory proposal which could impact the future authorisation of probiotic products or claims on them.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 8
Complementary information: One person from each member company is directly engaged in such activities, but as a very small percentage of his or her time. In addition to this, GAP receives some consultancy support (from Burson-Marsteller).

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Implementation of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 on nutrition and health claims made on foods

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Food Safety
  • Research and Technology


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Not applicable.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 169,339 €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.