JAS 15ème édition : 19 & 20 Juin 2024

The International Food & Innovation Gathering

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Les ateliers JAS

Thu 16 June12:30 PM > 2:00 PM


Food and Immunity, what did you expect ?

  • Biotechnology
  • Extraction
  • Ingredient
  • Immune
  • Supplement
  • Health
  • Nurtraceutical
  • Probiotic

Mobilized professionals : Constance CLARISSE, THT (Puratos Group), probiotics business (biotechnology), Belgium
Dr Sue McKAY, PhD, Nutrileads, a company producing sustainable and natural ingredients for human health through nutrition, The Netherlands

Speaker : Pierre BOUGAULT et Nicolas NGUYEN THE, Agri Sud-Ouest Innovation

Target : All audiences in the food industry (companies, suppliers, researchers)


This workshop is part of the process of setting up international workshops during the JAS. We are proposing this topic, which makes sense in terms of “safe, healthy and sustainable” products associated with new food uses. It addresses the issue of supporting the immune system through healthy food but also through the biotechnologies that could be implemented.


The workshop aims to provide the participants (French companies but also foreign companies in videoconference) with a different view of the proposed theme, through the eyes of European players. In this case, the objective is to understand how these companies approach food as a mean of supporting the human immune system. The innovative aspect can be seen through a better understanding of the immune system as well as the use of biotechnologies or extractive techniques.

Issues raised during the workshop

What are the links existing between food, intestine, digestion, micro biota? What are the interests of probiotics and the promises of nutraceutics? How can ingredients obtained by extraction of active ingredients meet the multiple expectations of consumers looking for healthy, good and sustainable products but also looking for answers to their health concerns?

Solutions given/discussed

  • Formulas
  • Biotechnology
  • Data enhancement
  • Food supplements
  • Healthy ageing
  • Digestive system colonisation
  • Pathogen control
  • Immune system training
  • Improved resistance to respiratory infections
  • Etc…