Probiotics Research Report

The probiotics industry is a booming industry, expecting to grow an additional 38% by the year 2021. Under the Food and Drug Administration regulations the majority of probiotics are marketed as dietary supplements. This categorization of dietary supplements limits companies in pursuit of claims to the labeling of their products. Probiotic companies market their products for various health reasons, mainly digestive issues. In 2009, The Dannon Company became one of the first manufacturers to endure a class action lawsuit due to its claims being made on their probiotic yogurt packaging. This suit was then followed by other lawsuits filed against other large manufacturers. These types of lawsuits have lent a hand to manufacturers becoming more cautious about their claims and adding precautions to their labels.