From BBC News:
General health claims for “probiotic” drinks and yogurts have been dismissed by a team of experts from the European Union.
Their opinions will now be voted on by an EU Committee which is drawing up a list of permitted health claims.
Scientists at the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) looked at 180 health claims for the supplements.
They rejected 10 claims and said a further 170 had not provided enough evidence of their effects.
The manufacturers of best-selling yogurt drinks Actimel and Yakult have submitted claims that will be considered at a later stage.
The difference between “rejecting” a claim and saying “not enough evidence” isn’t clear.