St. Louis, MO 63132
Phone: (314) 427-4300; (800) 421-4772
Fax: (314) 427-5445
E-mail: email@example.com • Website: www.alphap.com
Alpha Packaging: Meeting Needs With Superior Service and Product
Founded in 1969, Alpha Packaging is a $185 million manufacturer of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles and jars for the nutritional supplement, pharmaceutical, personal care, household chemical, automotive, and niche food and beverage industries. In 2010, it acquired Progressive Plastics of Cleveland, OH, to add new blow molding technologies and additional capacity for serving its core markets. Alpha’s current management team has been in place since 1985 and helped the company grow at double-digit rates for each of the last 10 years.
Alpha is an innovator in the area of sustainable packaging: It makes custom bottles using NatureWorks PLA®, a compostable corn-based resin, and continues to work on next-generation sustainable packaging solutions for its customers, including recycled content for PET and HDPE bottles. Alpha is a Walmart-approved vendor supplying recyclable nutritional packaging to help companies meet new sustainability guidelines.
Alpha has six bottle manufacturing plants located across the country, one manufacturing plant in the Netherlands, as well as its Technigraph decorating division. The company’s 211,000- square-foot headquarters in St. Louis, MO features in-house tool-making capabilities, where it builds everything from unit cavity molds to complete high-cavity production tooling for each of its plants. Alpha also offers in-house package design services on CAD/CAM systems and serves as an industrial design partner for customers in many industries.
The company’s other plants are strategically located to serve customers in all areas of the country, including a 120,000- square-foot plant in Jacksonville, FL and a 100,000- square-foot manufacturing plant in Ypsilanti, MI.Plants and warehouse facilities in Bethlehem, PA and Salt Lake City, UT serve customers on both coasts. Alpha also maintains a warehouse in Southern California, and works with a network of stocking distributors across the U.S. and abroad. Customers can obtain samples of its stock packaging by visiting www.alphap.com.
Quality is the top priority at Alpha Packaging. Its manufacturing process integrates the finest Food and Drug Administration-approved raw materials with state-of-the-art equipment and stringent quality control processes. All manufacturing and warehousing is conducted in sealed, clean, controlled environments.Most manufacturing lines include leak detectors and vision systems installed in-line, and many lines also feature soft-touch take-out systems or automated stack-packers to minimize scratching. Alpha continually invests in new quality systems to ensure its packaging is ready to be filled when it reaches the customer.
Plastic bottles and jars for the nutritional supplement, pharmaceutical and personal care industries. Sizes range from one ounce to one gallon, and include styles ideal for tablets and capsules, powders and granules, and liquids and lotions. Alpha offers over 800 stock styles of HDPE and PET packaging, as well as custom designs. It also specializes in custom-colored PET packaging.
• National Association of Container Distributors
• Institute of Packaging Professionals
• Dave Spence, President and CEO
• Dan Creston, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development
• Gary Seeman, CFO
• Jack Baily, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing
• Paul Bonastia, Vice President of Sales
Biotropics Malaysia Berhad
Level 52, Menara TM, Jalan Pantai Baharu Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50672
Phone: 603 2245 8000
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org • Website: biotropicsmalaysia.com
Biotropics: Turning Yesterday’s Traditional Approach to Health and Well-Being
Biotropics Malaysia Berhad (Biotropics) was incorporated in February 2007 as a government-linked corporation to develop and commercialize Malaysia’s bio-resources into superior natural health products. Biotropics is driven by the philosophy to turn yesterday’s traditional approach to health and wellbeing, into tomorrow’s innovative health solutions by verifying the time-honored traditions through modern science.
Biotropics is involved in R&D, natural products discovery and leads identification, bio-prospecting, agronomic research, clinical research, commercial extraction, manufacturing and marketing of high-value natural health products for local and international markets.The company’s products include proprietary standardized extracts, all natural dietary supplements, ingredients for nutraceutical, functional food and cosmeceutical applications, and Biotropics is continually developing herbal medicines and botanical drugs. It ensures its products are scientifically tested and verified through in-depth research activities to meet the highest quality, safety and efficacy standards.
Physta™ is a freeze-dried and standardized tongkat ali extract contains numerous phenolic components, tannins, high molecular weight polysaccharide, glycoprotein and mucopolysacharides. These water-soluble components are biologically active in rendering some of the observed testosterone boosting and health properties. An all natural sexual stimulant engineered to increase sexual stamina, arousal and fertility.* Tongkat ali (Eurycoma longifolia) is Malaysia’s wonder plant for male vitality and general energy, which are found most potently in its roots. Its name means “Ali’s staff or walking stick” in reference to its effects on male sexuality.
Tongkat ali has traditionally been consumed to increase overall energy, enhance sexual potency, strengthen erection, boost the metabolism and improve fertility. This herb is particularly renowned for its proven ability to increase testosterone levels significantly.Testosterone hormone is primarily responsible for the growth and development of male reproductive organs.Normal testosterone levels maintain energy level, mood, fertility and desire.It achieves this by positively affecting hormonal balance, which naturally stimulates the body to produce more of the free testosterone.This testosterone supplementation in turn increases muscle strength and muscle mass, which are important for physical function and athletic performance.*
Tenaga™ is a daily supplement that is one of the fastest-selling men’s herbal sexual vitality products on the market today. With patented tongkat ali extract, it helps support healthy testosterone levels, overall health, energy and enhanced sexual vitality.*
Asmara™ delivers a pure measure of Labisia pumila extract (kacip fatimah), a traditional herb used by generations of Malaysian women to promote hormonal balance, energy and feminine vitality.
* Super Chews™ is a powerful phyto-nutrient blend and antioxidant rich from seven tropical fruits with high ORAC value in a convenient chewable tablet.*
Services & Quality Assurance
• Independent analytical lab
• Provides certificates of analysis
• In-house quality management system (QMS)
• Facility tours
• Committed to ongoing research
• American Botanical Council (ABC)
• Sami Khan, Chairman of Executive Committee
• Nik Fazila Nik Shihabuddin, Chief Financial Officer
• Tengku Shahrir Tengku Adnan, Director, Strategy and Supply Chain Management
• Siti Nooruhani Ibrahim, Director, Business Development, Sales and Marketing
* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose treat or cure any disease.
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Phone: (651) 407-0400
Fax: (651) 407-0509
E-mail: email@example.com • Website: www.cheminutra.com
Year Established: 2001
Chemi Nutra: Highest Quality Specialty Nutraceuticals at Competitive Pricing
Chemi Nutra offers science-based nutritional supplement ingredients for brain health, women’s health, weight management and sports nutrition formulations.
The world’s largest manufacturer of soyderived PS and A-GPC, the company’s specialty ingredients are produced in its own FDA-inspected plants and shipped directly from its Minneapolis warehouse.
Chemi Nutra is wholly owned by Chemi S.p.A., Milan, Italy, and a part of Italfarmaco S.p.A., Milan, Italy, an internationally recognized branded pharmaceutical, generic pharmaceutical and OTC drug manufacturer. Chemi Nutra is focused on discovery, efficacy-based research, intellectual property, and marketing and sales of its proprietary specialty ingredients used in dietary supplements, functional foods and medical foods.
Background of Services
While emphasizing strong in-house process development and intellectual property strengths, Chemi Nutra offers cutting-edge, science-based nutritional supplement ingredients that address a variety of nutrition- and performancerelated concerns, including cognitive health, men’s and women’s health, pet health, weight management, anti-aging and sports performance.
Chemi offers valuable assistance in developing unique, value-added and profitable nutritional supplement products utilizing its thorough knowledge of nutrition science, formulation creativity and targeted marketing. In addition, it invests every year in research studies to gain insight into the new health benefits its ingredient products offer. The goal of Chemi Nutra is to turn ideas into opportunities, by offering the very highest quality specialty nutraceuticals at competitive pricing.
Products Marketed and Sold
Specialty ingredients offering science supported benefits for health and fitness, targeted to the nutritional supplement, functional food and medical food arenas.
Main Ingredient Products
• SerinAid® PhosphatidylSerine (PS)
• AlphaSize® Alpha-Glyceryl Phosphoryl Choline (A-GPC)
• IronAid® Iron Protein Succinylate (IPS)
• OmegaAid® Omega-3 PhosphatidylSerine (PS)
• PhosphoLean® N-Oleoyl-PE + EGCG
Chemi Nutra’s specialty ingredients are produced in state-of-theart plants owned and operated by Chemi, in accordance with strict cGMPs, including routine inspection by the USFDA, numerous governmental and international agencies, and private and public companies from around the world.
Industry & Association Memberships
• American Botanical Council (ABC)
• American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
• American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS)
• Association of Official Agricultural Chemists (AOAC)
• Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)
• Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
• International Lecithin and Phospholipid Society (ILPS)
• International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN)
• National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
• Vital Lipids Institute (VLI)
• Scott Hagerman, President and CEO
• Blake Kraemer, Sales Manager
• Chase Hagerman, Business Development and Marketing Manager
• Julie Montzka, Office Manager
• Melissa Spangler, Customer Service Manager
Big Bend, WI 53103
Phone: (262) 662-5533
Fax: (262) 662-2828
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org • Website: www.connoils.com
CONNOils: Personal Attention for Everyone
In providing an array of integral components—spray-dried oil powders, extracts, even contract manufacturing— toward the building of safe, effective supplements, CONNOils’ has become a rising star in the natural products industry.
What sets the company apart is that in an industry becoming bigger and more complex by the minute, CONNOils prides itself on doing the “simple things” well.
“We’re a Midwestern company and we follow the principles of the region,” said company president Stacy Peterson, who founded CONNOils in June 2007 after stints managing the dietary supplement lines at Degussa and Cargill.“We’re straightforward and we keep our promises. If we say that we’ll call you back, it’s a done deal. Highquality products and highquality customer service can coexist.They aren’t mutually exclusive terms.”
To bridge that gap—and accomplish that corporate philosophy— Peterson keeps things lean and mean. She described the company as “having the larger company’s variety of services, with the small company’s attention to customers’ needs.” CONNOils offers very small minimum order quantities, a giant help for new supplement manufacturers.“There is a place in the industry for little companies with big ideas,” Peterson said. “We want to help these up-and-coming companies make an impact.” Clients deal with the same person—always.
“No one wants to talk to one person on Tuesday, another on Thursday, and then get the receptionist’s voicemail on Monday,” said Peterson. “That’s one of the benefits of our size: personal attention isn’t for certain clients; it’s for everyone.”
Firm handshakes and promptly returned phone calls are nice, but they don’t assist in the creation of first-rate natural products. Here’s a glimpse at what CONNOils can provide:
• Spray-dried oil powders: CONNOils’ specialty features the industry’s highest nutritional oil content in stabilized powder form. Company chemists monitor the production of the powders, which are produced in a cGMP-certified, state-of-the-art, spray-drying facility.
• Essential oils (e.g., borage, evening primrose oil, blackcurrant) and phytosterol concentrates: All are provided via CONNOils’ partnership with suppliers that must meet the company’s rigorous standards for quality.
• Custom formulations/private label manufacturing: Includes specialty supplements such as lecithin, phosphatidylserines and chia. Various delivery systems—including tablets, capsules and soft gels—are available.
These services do share some common ground, notably speedy delivery and competitive pricing. “Business savvy is a new Midwestern value,” Peterson quipped. An old one is transparency.“Don’t hesitate to ask us questions,” she added.“We have nothing to hide.” In addition to adhering to all Food and Drug Administration guidelines, customers can always see technical sheets and certificates of analysis.
Future plans at CONNOils include expanding its product line and spreading the word throughout the industry about the small company with the vast array of services. “We don’t want to get too far ahead,” Peterson concluded.“The goal remains the same no matter what our size is: What can we do for you today?”
• Stacy Peterson, Owner and President
• Michelle Coluccio, Sales Manager
• Robin Bourdo, Customer Service Manager
Cyvex Nutrition, Inc.
A Subsidiary of Omega Protein Corp.
Irvine, CA 92614
Phone: (949) 622-9030; (888) 99-CYVEX
Fax: (949) 622-9033
E-mail: email@example.com • Website: www.cyvex.com
Cyvex: Where Innovation and Quality are the First Ingredients
Cyvex Nutrition is a recognized leader in providing novel, standardized ingredients to the dietary supplement, beverage and food industries. With an unwavering commitment to quality, potency and safety, Cyvex successfully launches innovative and compelling ingredients that can be marketed as singular products or as part of formulations that address specific systemic support. Cyvex’s ingredients are backed by extensive research for safety and efficacy, as well as for clearly identified mechanisms of action in animal models and human trials.
In 1984, Cyvex Nutrition was started in Toronto, Canada. Since its founding and eventual relocation to Irvine, CA in 1989, the company has reengineered the antioxidant ingredient category with its expanding roster of fruit-, vegetable- and botanical-sourced offerings. This versatile range is reflected in Cyvex’s FlavoVital™ quick-reference guide to its line of flavonoid products, as well a comprehensive Antioxidant Wheel, which presents the company’s portfolio of antioxidants in a colorful and easy-to-use manner.
In late 2010, Omega Protein Corporation, a leading producer of omega-3 fish oil and specialty ingredients, acquired Cyvex Nutrition. As a subsidiary, Cyvex Nutrition carries and markets Omega Protein’s OmegaPure® omega-3 oils for use in functional foods, as well as OmegaActiv™ concentrated fish oils for the nutritional supplement industry.
Recent Product Developments
Earlier this year, Cyvex Nutrition launched SolaThin™, a pure, proteinrich potato extract for effective weight management, and also began offering its anthocyanin-rich Super C-3-G™ black rice ingredient.
In addition, the company expanded its “Green Antioxidant” offerings with Alfalfa 95 percent Sodium Copper Chlorophyllin and Alfapro™ Agglomerated alfalfa juice protein concentrate for beverage applications. In 2010, its signature ingredients BioVin® and BioVin 20 full spectrum grape extracts achieved self-affirmed GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status for use in functional foods and beverages.
Cyvex Nutrition’s expert staff helps with proper and viable formulation and R&D to enhance market appeal for its customers’ finished products.
To ensure the identity and purity of all ingredients it sells above and beyond all analytical testing, Cyvex’s NutriPrint® employs sophisticated FT-NIR spectroscopy methods to scan a characteristic fingerprint on every shipment and every container.When first launched in 1988, NutriPrint represented one of the very first suppliercreated QA protocols, emphasizing Cyvex Nutrition’s industry leadership, innovation and commitment to helping its customers meet the industry’s increasing standards for quality control.
In 2010, Cyvex Nutrition received an “excellent compliance” rating and certification following a Natural Products Association GMP audit of its facilities and manufacturing processes.
Alfapro, alfalfa juice protein concentrate; with functional beverage application
AppleZin®, apple polyphenols (80 percent) with phlorizin (five percent)
AvoVida®, a natural extract of phytosterols from avocado and soy
BerryVin™, high ORAC berry blend powder
BioCosanol®, policosanol, sugar cane extract BioVin, full spectrum red grape extract (self-affirmed GRAS)
BioVin® Advanced, French red wine grape extract with five percent resveratrol (self-affirmed GRAS)
BroccoPhane®, broccoli sprout concentrate standardized for sulforaphane
BroccoPlus™, broccolli concentrate standardized for sulforaphane and glucosinolates
BroccoSinolate™, broccoli concentrate standardized for glucosinolates Chirositol™, d-Chiro-Inositol from carob juice
Cognisetin™, fisetin ingredient for cognitive support
CranLife™, cranberry extract, anthocyanins Euro Black Currant, 25 percent anthocyanins
Lingonol™, lingonberry extract, standardized to five percent proanthocyanidins OmegaActiv, concentrated fish oils for supplements OmegaPure, premium omega-3 fish oil for functional foods and beverages
PhytoTropic™, high ORAC superfruit antioxidant blend
PomActiv™, pomegranate extract, 70 percent ellagic acid SolaThin, pure potato extract for weight management
Q-Vida®, quebracho extract
• Matthew Phillips, President and CEO
• Katherine Bond, Director of Business Development
• Quang La, Director of Operations
Deerland Enzymes, Inc.
Kennesaw, GA 30152
Phone: (770) 919-8907; (800) 697-8179
Fax: (770) 919-1194
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org • Website: www.deerland-enzymes.com
Deerland Enzymes: Adding Value at Every Step
Deerland Enzymes, Inc. is a leading custom manufacturer of dietary supplements.The enzyme specialty formulator and contract manufacturer services the nutritional industry domestically and globally through a spectrum of services to include product development, custom and proprietary formulation design and regulatory compliance.
Long-term veterans of the enzyme industry, Richard (Dick) DeSenna and Hilton Dawson—with nearly 75 years of experience between them—founded Deerland Enzymes in 1994. Over the years, Deerland has clearly demonstrated its commitment to enzymebased supplements and today is proud to be considered one of the leading GMP certified specialty formulators and contract manufacturers of enzymebased, multi-component blends. With a “Best in Class” technology organization working in Deerland’s new stateof- the-art lab, the company is poised to serve its customers from the initial stages of customized product conceptualization, through the design phase, final formulation phase and contract manufacturing services.
As the Deerland Enzymes’ tag “From concept to commercialization, we add value at every step™” would imply, the company makes significant investments in working with customers at the early concept phase of product development to ensure it has a thorough understanding of the benefits Deerland’s customers are focused on delivering to their consumers.From there, Deerland is able to customize a solution specific to a customer’s individual needs. To further support this approach, the Georgia-based company has introduced a no-cost service, YourBlend™, which is specifically designed to provide customers with a platform to customize their formulations to the specific performance benefits they are looking for in a dietary supplement.
In 2010, Deerland entered into a joint product development alliance with health care technology company Thione International, Inc.
From a quality perspective, Deerland boasts two separate quality functions to better serve the needs of its customers:
• Quality Control (QC), which is responsible for all lab-based functions: microbiological testing, assays, identify testing and all other facets of technical support, including R&D.
• Quality Assurance (QA), which is responsible for all process-based quality initiatives: GMP certification, batch records, document control and regulatory.
Deerland’s product line includes a broad spectrum of plant-, animal-, fungal- and bacterial- sourced enzymes, along with sourcing of complementary botanicals and probiotics, and it boasts more than 75 years of experience in the enzyme category. All of Deerland’s products are non-GMO and kosher where applicable. In addition, contract manufacturing services, including bulk single powders or blends, liquids, hard-shell capsules and tablets, as well as bottling and labeling capabilities, are also available.
• GMP Certified through NSF
• Recommended lab by the Georgia Department of Agriculture
• Council For Responsible Nutrition
• Enzyme Technical Association
Key Executives Titles:
• Scott Ravech, Chief Executive Officer
• Hilton Dawson, Chief Technology Officer
• Tod Burgess, Vice President Sales
• Chris Martin, Vice President Operations
• Hope Hanley, Director of Quality Assurance
• John Deaton, Director of Research and Development
• Jane Felix Warren, Vice President Finance
Dr. Paul Lohmann, Inc.
Islandia, NY 11749
Phone: (631) 851-8810
Fax: (631) 851-8815
Dr. Paul Lohman: Manufacturing and Customized Product Development Expertise
Dr. Paul Lohmann GmbH KG is the world’s leading manufacturer of specialty mineral salts to the food, nutritional supplement, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. Celebrating 125 years of manufacturing experience this year, the company’s innovation and flexibility enables it to respond quickly to the changing needs of the market and of customers.
Dr. Paul Lohmann offers the broadest portfolio of products and services with more than 350 different mineral salts in a variety of qualities. It also has a long history of expertise in manufacturing and customized product development—all designed to provide optimum performance across a wide range of applications. At its ISO and GMP certified facilities, Dr. Paul Lohmann uses state-of-the-art equipment to ensure products of the highest quality level.
Products and Concepts
Aside from offering standard products at all quality levels and according to the various pharmacopoeias and food regulatory guidelines, the company also develops customized products to customers’ precise requirements.Customization includes—but is not limited to—the adaptation of chemical and physical parameters which includes:
• Bulk density
• Particle size
Granulates are free-flowing, dust-free particles that help allow for shorter disintegration times. Dr. Paul Lohmann offers granulated and direct compression (DC) grades for the following minerals:
• Calcium Carbonate
• Tri-Calcium Citrate
• Ferrous Fumarate
• Magnesium Carbonate
• Magnesium Hydroxide
Microencapsulation of mineral salts— particularly iron, copper, and zinc—is designed to help avoid the taste impairments associated with these minerals, as well as to reduce adverse chemical interactions, such as lipid oxidation, with other ingredients.
Micronized mineral salts provide for the ability for minerals to disperse more easily in liquid applications. It also allows for better mouth-feel in many finished products where a smooth mouth-feel is desired.
The company offers triturations of trace minerals, which allows for the safe handling and safe dosing of potentially toxic ingredients, such as selenium, chromium, molybdenum and iodine.
Dr. Paul Lohmann offers pre-mixed mineral blends for a variety of applications.
These include LomaSalt-sodium reduction blend, the company’s LomaFer-Iron for beverages blends, and many other pre-mix blends designed for beverage applications and liquid supplements.
Key North American Personnel
• Patrick Stano, Vice President, Sales and Marketing
• Ralf Dieckhoff, Vice President, Sales and Administration
Ecuadorian Rainforest, LLC
Phone: (973) 759-2002
Fax: (973) 759-3002
E-mail: email@example.com • Website: www.intotherainforest.com
Ecuadorian Rainforest: Ingredient Supplier From South America and Beyond
In 1997, Ecuadorian Rainforest LLC (ER) opened its doors as a supplier of all natural fruit, herb, marine, spice and vegetable ingredients from South America and beyond. Today, ER remains as one of the industry’s most reliable suppliers of all natural ingredients.
With more than 10 years of experience working with a variety of natural ingredients, ER can bring a natural product idea to life.
Marlene Hurtado-Siegel, founder and president, was raised in Ecuador, South America, in a community where using nature’s pharmacopeia of herbs to cure illness was common practice, and where fruits and vegetables were the naturally occurring sustainers of life and health.Compelled by the intimate relationship that her community had fostered with the fertile rainforests of Ecuador, Hurtado-Siegel became equally committed to discovering the life-sustaining virtues that lie in ecological systems around the world. The result of her research, both scholarly and experiential, was a vision to establish a virtual ecology of global proportions. This virtual ecosystem would serve as a repository of herbs, vegetables and spices, fruits and marine products indigenous to regions in South America and throughout the world. Clients desiring natural alternatives to the nutritional impoverishments of an industrialized world would be able to acquire these items directly from a digital storehouse.Hurtado-Siegel breathed life into her vision in 1997; and, to honor the corner of the world that propelled her journey, she named the company Ecuadorian Rainforest.
Steve Siegel, vice president, has the ideal blend of rigorous academic and professional training, and personal investment in his company’s mission, making him an indispensable resource for ER’s thriving and expansion. Since its beginning, ER has benefited enormously from Siegel’s expertise in marketing and advertising. He prepared for his position through his successful completion of a BA in journalism and advertising at Northeastern University, and an MA in integrated marketing and communication at Emerson College.After completing his graduate studies, Siegel was appointed to a one-year post as a lecturer in business negotiations and meeting tactics at WSBNational Louis University in Poland.
Having inherited a belief in the transformative potential of natural healing and food alternatives (from mother, Marlene Hurtado-Siegel), and equipped with the intellectual resources to attend to the needs of an emerging business, Siegel continues to be the driving force in ER’s evolution.
• Natural Product Association (NPA)
• American Botanical Council (ABC)
• Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
• Kosher certified ingredients (Star-K)
• Conventional and wild harvested ingredients
• Published white papers on super fruits, South American ingredients and more
• Bulk and specialty ingredient supply
• Custom formulation and manufacturing (private label)
Meeting state and federal food and drug regulations illustrates that a company is committed to passing a periodic review to ensure that its business continues to operate. However, when a company creates its own standards and enforces them on a weekly basis, that company is apparently committed to the clients themselves and to the quality of what people put into their bodies. ER exemplifies the latter scenario. Take note of some of the ways that it defines and enforces rigorous standards of quality for its products:
• The institution of an internal quality control program to ensure that products are free of toxins and undesired by-products.
• Alliances with science laboratories to enforce rigorous testing procedures.
• Weekly testing for microbial pathogens and heavy metals (lead, cadmium, arsenic, mercury).
• Microbiological testing (total plate count, yeast and mold, coliforms, e. coli and salmonella).
• Random testing of materials moisture content.
• HPTLC (high-performance thin layer chromatography) testing for initial approval and supply of materials.
• HPLC (high performance liquid chromatography) testing for powder extracts.
• Prevention of all sub-potent and contaminated materials from entering the products.
• Regular testing for proper identification and chemical efficacy.
• Super Fruits (açaí, goji, maqui, mangosteen, pomegranate)
• South American Botanicals (bitter melon, borojo, camu camu, cat’s claw, cascara sagrada, chia seed, maca, yucca)
• Weight Loss (chá de bugre, green coffee bean extract, Irvingia gabonensis, hoodia gordonii)
• Others (maca root, blueberry, nettle root, white kidney bean, yacon and hundreds of other ingredients from around the world!)
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Phone: (800) 477-3949
Fax: (630) 545-9080
E-mail: Info@healthco-intl.com • Website: www.healthco-intl.com
HealthCo: Enabling Success With Ingredients, Products and Services
Since 1991 HealthCo™, a division of NOW Foods, has been providing health retailers with superior bulk and raw materials and private label services, as well as natural sweeteners and sport nutrition products.The company offers an extensive selection of value-driven, sciencebased products backed by fast, friendly, reliable service.HealthCo offers many advantages: premium raw material and bulk product inventory, customized private labeling, technical expertise and extensive domestic sourcing capabilities.
From raw materials and bulk orders to private label and specialized products, HealthCo believes that quality products begin with the finest, freshest raw ingredients.From its 260,000-square-foot operations facility, GMP certified since 2000, it manufactures and tests all raw materials and finished products to ensure identity, purity and potency.Many of HealthCo’s products utilize patented, trademarked and branded ingredients from companies such as Lonza, National Enzyme, Albion Labs, Sabinsa, InterHealth and many others. Direct importing, state-of-the-art manufacturing technology, extensive quality control and long-standing vendor relations allow it to offer a wide range of nutritional products at very competitive prices.
Whether looking up past orders, tracking order status or working with customers to create custom formulas and DSHEA-compliant labels, HealthCo’s friendly, knowledgeable staff will assist throughout the entire process. The company believes that exceptional service is the foundation upon which all successful businesses are built. With this as its driving motivation, companies can count on HealthCo to put its experience, professionalism and in-depth product knowledge to work for them.
Staying cost-competitive without sacrificing quality or product integrity is one of the most common obstacles facing businesses in the natural product industry.As a company committed to quality, HealthCo can assist in leveraging the relationships companies have with their customers by providing superior bulk products and private label formulas at fair, competitive prices. By buying in bulk and working closely with some of the top names in the industry, HealthCo has built its own success by finding unique ways to pass these savings on.
Raw and Bulk Materials
Whether looking for bulk powders or finished, shelf-ready formulas, HealthCo offers one of the industry’s most extensive inventories. Its highly skilled Quality Control/Quality Assurance department holds all raw material providers to meticulous quality, safety and purity standards, and all raw materials are thoroughly inspected upon arrival. Raw materials have to pass tests for microbial contamination in the company’s state-of-the-art, on-site testing facility.This is one of the ways it ensures that customers are provided with products that are safe, highly stable and fresh through the best-by date.
Private Label Service
HealthCo’s award-winning private label program makes it easy to tailor one’s own line of premium natural health products, and can be completely personalized to fit a company’s unique image. It offers hundreds of popular products to choose from, and low minimums to help explore various options.Creating one’s own line of products is fast and virtually effortless—from choosing the best products and formulas to developing a label that jumps off the shelf, HealthCo’s private label specialists will guide customers through each step of production development and shipping.
HealthCo is one of the very few companies to offer a full spectrum of potent sports nutrition products guaranteed to be 100 percent free of artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors or preservatives.Whether one is looking for raw materials or finished formulas, HealthCo is the best source for truly natural sports nutrition.
HealthCo offers a unique stevia extract, available in bulk or private label formats.Known as Stevia FSE™ or Better Stevia™, this raw material undergoes a natural de-bittering process; this yields a smoother and cleaner taste profile than any other stevia currently on the market. It is also one of the very few certified organic stevia extracts available for use in vitamin supplements, foods and beverages.
• Natural dietary supplements
• Natural sports nutrition
• Natural health goods
• Essential oils and aromatherapy
• Men’s and women’s health
• Natural sweeteners
• Natural Products Association
• Natural Health Research Institute
• American Herbal Association
• Association of Official Analytical Chemists
• American Oil Chemist Society
• American Herbal Products Association
• Vitamin Angels (Board Membership)
• National Health Research
• Citizens for Health
• Herb Research Foundation
• Peter Sokoloski, Private Label Manager
• Donna DeSantis, Sales Executive
Phone: (801) 394-4558; (800) 201-6896
Fax: (801) 612-9191
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org • Website: www.kelatroncorp.com
Kelatron: A True Mineral Resource Partner
Kelatron is the world leader in bioactive mineral nutrients. For over 30 years, the company has provided exceptional service, value, quality and innovation. It offers mineral chelates, specialty minerals, custom blending and processing capabilities to enable all of its customers’ projected needs. Kelatron offers competitive pricing as well as a highly qualified R&D group that provides support in product development and troubleshooting.Its products are produced under exact specifications with each lot undergoing complete physical and analytical testing.
Kelatron is committed to sciencebased products and scientific discovery.It is currently involved in ongoing research projects with leading universities.The research projects include Selenium and its role in cancer prevention as well as Strontium and its role in building bone mineral density. These projects have yielded fascinating preliminary information. If interested in learning more about these studies, the company welcomes the opportunity, so please contact directly.
Kelatron has introduced a new line of premium mineral products called K-Pure. K-Pure offers mineral solutions for bioavailability, stability, solubility and market needs. K-Pure products have been developed in Kelatron’s new pharma-grade spray dryer in order to add value and increase full line mineral support. Although Kelatron has always provided fully reacted chelates, the addition of this spray dryer helped the company become more efficient and reduce lead times. It also allows Kelatron to strengthen partnerships through toll projects, but more importantly, the technology has enabled it to pursue products that were difficult to pursue previously based on physical properties of those products.
Since Kelatron’s founding in 1975, it has developed strong partnerships worldwide and has responded to the diverse regulatory requirements in each region. An excellent example of this would be our EU Annex II approved mineral glycinates.
Kelatron also provides value-added, application-focused processing in order to be a company’s one-stop mineral resource.Kelatron offers micronization for soft gel applications, suspensions and ready-to drinks.In addition, it offers wet granulation and chilsonation to increase density and/or particle size uniformity.
Kelatron is a certified GMP facility through NSF and is supported by Miller Laboratories.
The experienced sales team is anxious to help solve problems, assist in mineral needs and enhance businesses. Kelatron is eager to be a mineral resource and partner.
• Strontium citrate
• Custom blends
• cGMP certified by NSF
• Kosher certified by KOF-K
• Halal certified by IFANCA
• Toll spray drying
• Wet granulation
• Custom formulation
• Full service lab
• Dave Johnson, Vice President Business Development
• Ryan Davis, Vice President Technical Services
• Tyler Watts, Key Accounts Manager
• Heather Bennett, Strategic Sales Manager
National Enzyme Company
Phone: (800) 825-8545; (417) 546-4796
Fax: (417) 546-6433
E-mail: email@example.com • Website: www.nationalenzyme.com Year Founded: 1932
NEC: Most Current Technology, Comprehensive Product Development Packages
Company Mission “To bring digestive and therapeutic enzymes to the world.”
Since 1932, National Enzyme Company (NEC) has been the leader in nutritional enzyme technology. From research and development to marketing support, NEC provides manufacturers and distributors worldwide with comprehensive enzyme based dietary supplement services, while adhering to strict NSF and TGA certified GMPs. NEC’s primary focus is in product formulation and development—creating strong, marketable products that affect the nutritional industry in a positive and progressive manner. NEC’s corporate vision and mission is to establish supplemental enzymes as essential for a healthy life.
“Enzymes are substances that make life possible, the key to unlocking good health and vitality. Without enzymes, our bodies would not be able to harvest the nutrients from the foods we eat. They are the manual workers that build the body from proteins, carbohydrates and fats,” said Edward Howell, MD, NEC founder.
Howell’s interest in enzymes and human nutrition began in the 1920s at the Lindlahr Sanitarium in Chicago. He theorized that if he could replace the enzymes lost in the cooking or processing of food, he could enhance nutrient assimilation and in turn, promote general good health. Howell learned that an enzyme-based product was needed to replace the food digestive enzymes lost in the cooking process.
Howell established a private practice for the treatment of advanced illnesses utilizing nutrition and physical therapy.
Through extensive clinical and laboratory research, he developed a way to cultivate and extract certain plant enzymes. He then added the enzymebased supplements he created to the diets of his patients. These supplements had the unique ability to provide activity during all phases of the digestive process. Other physicians saw the improved health in his patients and as a result, in 1932, Howell created the National Enzyme Company to produce a general digestive enzyme-based formula, Genuine N-Zime #1. NEC was incorporated in May of 1945 in the state of Illinois and was founded to meet the growing demands for his unique enzyme products.
In 1977, the current owner, Anthony Collier, began working for NEC as the office manager; in 1979 he purchased the company. Sales of Genuine N-Zime products that year were $78,000. After relocating to Forsyth, MO, NEC began experiencing growth in the private label sector. With the help of research and product development, marketing efforts, a technically trained sales staff and the ability to secure exclusive enzymes directly from the grower, NEC has strengthened its position as a manufacturer and marketer. As a result of the company’s focus on custom formulation, NEC has grown to become the leader in the enzyme supplement industry.
NEC is a world-class contract manufacturer of enzyme-based dietary supplements, using the most current technology in production to blend, encapsulate, label and bottle enzyme products. The company offers comprehensive product development packages. Each product created by the team of scientists is backed by technical data sheets, product rationales, certificates of analysis, full marketing support and more. These no-charge, value-added services are part of what help NEC stand apart from the competition.
NEC is cGMP certified by NSF International, including NSF GMP Certified for Sport, TGA (The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration) and STAR-K Kosher certified.
NEC specializes in enzyme-based dietary supplements while also delivering comprehensive support and expertise to the industry. It offers exclusive and proprietary blends of both digestive and systemic enzymes, which are the culmination of nearly 80 years of extensive enzyme research. Branded blends include: Isolase®, Serrazimes®, Nattozimes®, CereCalase® and BioCore®, a nationally recognized line of digestive products.
• ETA (Enzyme Technical Association)
• AHPA (American Herbal Products Association)
• ABC (American Botanical Council)
• ANA (American Nutraceutical Association)
• NPA (Natural Products Association)
• Anthony Collier, President and CEO
• Charles Amidon, Chief Operating Officer
• Demetrius Bledsoe, Director of Sales and Marketing
• Richard Mihalik, Director of Innovation and Product Development
• Danielle Harrison, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Manager
• Laura Willis, Senior Manager Quality Assurance
• Grace Lu, International Sales and Marketing Manager
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: (732) 296-1080
Fax: (732) 296-1075
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org • Website: www.natreoninc.com
Year Founded: 1998
Natreon: Redefining “Standardized Extract” and Raising the Scientific Bar
Natreon, Inc. develops novel compounds extracted from the traditional botanicals of ayurvedic medicine and has created a broad portfolio of products and technologies with compelling intellectual property. The ancient practice of ayurvedic medicine is based on balance and these fundamental and enlightened philosophies of over 20 centuries would serve us well today. The growing interest in natural products and traditional medicine practices is driving the need for more research and scientific validation. At the forefront of this movement to bring potent traditional therapies into a modern context, Natreon is developing and marketing pharmaceutical-quality nutraceuticals to a global marketplace. With a deep commitment to research, the company has an extensive research center in Kolkata, India with a full-time research and development team including 10 PhD researchers and multiple PhD candidates. Since Natreon was established in 1998, the company has redefined the meaning of “standardized extract” and raised the bar for scientific validation and safety studies for natural ingredients.
The impressive achievements of Natreon’s research include the identification of the essential bioactive constituents of natural products, as well as the development of analytical methodology for measuring these constituents.Natreon has developed manufacturing techniques that enable optimal levels of bioactive ingredients for use by dietary supplement, health food, beverage and cosmetic industries. Also, the company’s research meets the highest standards of excellence in its innovative formulation of proprietary blends, based on unique combinations of standardized extracts.With this, Natreon has redefined the meaning of “standardized extract” and raised its status to a scientific discipline.Natreon has honed an important expertise in the production of active principles, derivatives, extracts and ingredients, all of which are natural.
Natreon R&D mission is to establish the molecular basis of action of herbal products according to the tenants of modern science; develop human resources through training and mentoring; and serve the needs of the global marketplace by creating standardized ingredients of natural origin.
Natreon patented bioactive ingredients include highly purified shilajit (one of the most important ayurvedic remedies) – PrimaVie™, Phyllanthus emblica (the super fruit Indian gooseberry)- Capros® and Withania somnifera (ashwagandha or Indian ginseng) – Sensoril®. These products are backed by extensive scientific evidence and clinical research studies, and are supported by structure-function claims—including immune support, anti-aging, antioxidant, adaptogenic properties, anti-stress, cardiovascular benefits, mitochondrial energy and mineral delivery.
Natreon assists manufacturers on many levels:
• Understanding the science and research behind our ingredients
• Conducting rigorous pharmaceutical quality clinical and animal studies of our ingredients
• Publication of scientific studies
• Selecting the right ingredient for your finished product
• Incorporating our novel ingredients into formulations and applications for functional food, beverage, dietary supplements and cosmeceuticals
• Developing and substantiating health and label claims
• Capros amla extract
• Sensoril ashwagandha extract
• PrimaVie shilajit
• Crominex 3+ trivalent chromium
• Tru-Fulvic fulvic acid from shilajit
• Dr. Sanni Raju, PhD, Rph, Chief Executive Officer
• Rick Kaiser, Vice President of Sales and Marketing
• Jen Kim, Sales and Marketing Associate
• Dr. Ratan Chauduri, PhD, Technical Advisor
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670-3806
Phone: (562) 944-5400; (866) NHKLABS
Fax: (562) 944-9474
• Website: www.nhklabs.com
Other Offices and Facilities: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
• Phone: +971 4 2650201
A Brand Comparable or a Custom Tailored Supplement, NHK Brings Ideas to Life
Established in 1987, NHK Laboratories, Inc. is dedicated to the expansion, formulation, manufacturing and distributing of vitamins, minerals, herbs, dietary supplements and other nutritional products in the United States and abroad.NHK operates two state-of-the-art FDA cGMP, NSF/NPA GMP, ISO 9001:2008, CCOF and QAI Organic, and ISNA Halal certified facilities equipped with technologically advanced machinery.The company also has offices in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. NHK employs over 100 exceptionally expert personnel skilled in serving clientele from all around the world. With a fully equipped in-house analytical and microbiological laboratory, the company has the technical expertise and infrastructure to ensure product identity, purity, potency and composition.
NHK’s primary business is the private label contract manufacture of dietary supplements to companies that market and sell dietary supplements to wholesalers, distributors, retailers and enduser consumers. NHK’s contract manufacturing and contract packaging services include:
• Contract manufacturing and packaging of vitamins, minerals and dietary supplements
• Custom formulation and product development
• Two-piece capsule filling
• Tablet compression
• Dry blending
• Wet granulation
• Film coating/color coating
• Graphic design/label printing
• Turn-key private label products and supply chain solutions
• Fulfillment and distribution
NHK also specializes in the manufacture of functional foods in the form of powder drink mixes. The company’s contract laboratory analysis department can test for the identity, purity, potency and composition of whole or standardized herbs, natural compounds, L-tryptophan, vitamins, minerals and nutraceuticals.
Some popular types of products that NHK manufactures include:
• Multivitamin and multi-mineral formulas
• Joint formulas
• Herbal supplements
• Weight loss formulas
• Sports nutrition products
Whether it’s a single ingredient herbal, vitamin, mineral, nutraceutical or multi-ingredient specialty products, NHK can custom formulate the desired product. As a custom formulator, NHK can assist in the formulation of new dietary supplement products not yet on the market.
NHK is in the unique position to serve clients globally because it is a contract manufacturer. The company’s customers are located in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa.NHK is highly experienced and proficient in dealing with foreign regulatory requirements. Its private label dietary supplements are sold in independent and mass-market specialty retailers, discount mass-market retailers, e-commerce retailers, multilevel marketers and wholesalers.
With an eye toward the future, NHK is always up to the challenge of meeting the demands of contract manufacturing.NHK’s facilities are equipped with the latest in technology including Bosch 2000 capsule fillers, Bosch 701 capsule fillers and the Korsch XL400 tablet press.Specializing in the manufacture of tablets, capsules and powder drink mixes, NHK’s supplements are sold all over the world.With two state-of-the-art FDA cGMP, NSF/NPA GMP, ISO 9001:2008, CCOF and QAI Organic, and ISNA Halal certified locations, NHK is exceptionally prepared to deliver high-quality products to meet a company’s turnkey manufacturing demands. Whether it’s a brand comparable or a custom tailored supplement, NHK brings your ideas to life.
• Shabbir M. Akand, Director of Sales and Marketing
• Sharmin Karim, Director
Phone: (425) 883-9518; (800) 548-3222
Fax: (425) 869-1020
E-mail: email@example.com • Website: www.nutraceutix.com
Nutraceutix Makes Probiotics and Nutraceuticals Better
With an unmatched collection of specialized process and technology patents combined with more than 25 years of experience in the industry, Nutraceutix contract manufactures the industry’s finest probiotics in a variety of forms— from bulk powder, to capsules and advanced tablets in bulk or fully finished bottles. The same processes and technologies allow the company to formulate superior, controlled-release nutraceuticals that offer distinct advantages to brand, retailer and consumer.
PrimeBiotix® Bulk Probiotic Powders
Nutraceutix has grown natural probiotic strains for well over two decades. It controls the entire process, from growing the organisms through the production of the final delivery forms, ensuring organism purity and viability at every step.
All Nutraceutix strains are naturally occurring and selected as appropriate and effective for human use. They are not genetically modified and have a long history of use in dietary supplements and food applications where they are generally recognized as safe (GRAS).
The company’s expert team grows and processes more than two dozen different cultures. They begin with ATCC deposited and verified starter cultures. These cultures are grown in highly optimized media, carefully crafted after many years of research. After fermentation, the probiotics proceed through separation, purification and drying, using processes chosen to avoid stresses that can weaken the organisms. Finished bulk powder is stored frozen and always shipped coldpacked to further ensure viability and product quality for subsequent manufacturing or distribution.
Patented LiveBac Processing for Extended Shelf Life Tablets and Caplets
Many probiotics found on store shelves fail to meet label claim and many of those have no viability at all by the time they are consumed. Over a decade of extensive research, development and testing of probiotic delivery forms has led to a number of exclusive patented processes that allow Nutraceutix to craft products with outstanding shelf-life performance, even at room temperature.
Patented LiveBac® processing helps ensure that products can meet label claim at expiration dates— something that few, if any, other manufacturers can even hope to deliver.Independent third-party tests prove it.
Products manufactured using the LiveBac process give the brand, retailer and consumer the confidence that their probiotic products are the best they can be, even under difficult conditions.
Patented BIO-tract Probiotic Delivery System Delivers the Goods
It’s a fact. Unprotected, the vast majority of live probiotics entering the stomach won’t survive to reach optimal sites in the gastrointestinal tract. Powders, liquids, capsules, even cultured dairy products offer no real protection, losing most, if not all, of these sensitive organisms during passage through the stomach’s harsh environment. To overcome this obstacle, Nutraceutix has researched, developed and patented the BIO-tract® delivery technology that protects the majority of a supplement’s probiotics from gastric acid, while providing optimal release of live organisms throughout the digestive tract.
Designed to be easy to formulate, handle, package, store and consume, BIOtract eliminates the shortcomings of other probiotic delivery forms. All BIOtract probiotic products are also manufactured using LiveBac processing for extended shelf life, giving these products a combination of advantages that other probiotic products on store shelves simply can not match.
Delivering a precise amount of an active ingredient at a predictable rate is the ideal. To reach this ideal, Nutraceutix researchers developed the BIO-tract controlled-release technology for nutritional supplements.
Programmable by formulation, BIO-tract can release active ingredients over just a few hours to all day long. BIO-tract already enhances a wide variety of nutritional ingredients with a rapidly expanding list of novel formulations, ready for a brand to take full advantage of.
The BIO-tract delivery system provides a number of advantages:
• Accommodates a wide variety of active ingredients
• Simplifies and improves dose compliance
• Heightens active ingredient availability and potential efficacy
• Gives “commodity” products a new competitive edge
BIO-tract is effective for:
• Controlled, extended release
• Acid resistance (sensitive ingredient protection)
• Buffering (reduction of stomach upset)
Certified GMP Contract Manufacturing
All LiveBac and BIO-tract products are produced in the Nutraceutix NSF-certified GMP contract manufacturing facility, which has also received an “Excellent” rating by ASI Food Safety Consultants.
Chino, CA 91710
Phone: (909) 902-5005
Fax: (909) 902-5006
NutraMed: Built on Quality
NutraMed, Inc. is a contract manufacturer of dietary and nutritional supplements.
Dosage Forms Offered
• Capsules and powders (packaged in bottles or jars)
• And more
Certified for cGMP by NPA & NSF, ISO 9001:2008, USDA-Organic by CCOF.
NutraMed maintains full compliance with new regulation: US FDA 21 CFR, Part III.
The company is one of the fastest growing contract manufacturers in the industry because of its unwavering commitment to producing competitive priced, top-quality products. The company has the capability to produce virtually any form of tablet, capsule and powdered nutritional supplement a company may require. NutraMed’s state-of-the-art, high-speed, automated equipment allows it to produce superior quality products quickly and cost effectively.
The company is able to respond to all contract manufacturing needs. At NutraMed, it specializes in turnkey manufacturing solutions from concept to launch. Whether one is looking for innovative product development, or needs to duplicate an existing product, NutraMed is a company one can count on.
NutraMed is certified cGMP by NSF and NPA, and is also certified UDSA Organic, CCOF Organic, ISO 9001:2008, Star-K Kosher and NSF Sport.
NutraMed’s lab is equipped with the following instruments:
• High-performance liquid chromatography
• ICP mass spectrometry (heavy metal testing)
• Ultraviolet – visible spectrophotometer
• LOD moisture analyzer
• Atomic-absorption spectroscopy
• Dissolution testing
• Disintegration testing
• Additional analytical instrumentation
NutraMed – Built on Quality.
Once Again Nut Butter Collective, Inc.
Nunda, NY 14517-0429
Phone: (585) 468-2535
Fax: (585) 468-5995
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org • Website: www.onceagainnutbutter.com
Year Founded: 1976
Spreading Integrity With Once Again Nut Butter
Jeremy Thaler and Constance Potter founded Once Again Nut Butter in 1976 as a worker cooperative. Jeremy and Connie created the Once Again Nut Butter name since they “once again,” created another worker co-op, and were “once again” creating a new endeavor.
The company was founded with the goal of providing the natural products industry with a tasty, healthy, and nutritious peanut butter. After more than 30 years, its focus remains the same, and it has earned the reputation as a manufacturer of one of the best tasting and most consistent nut butters in the industry.Once Again Nut Butter was instrumental in developing the organic peanut growing standards in the United States. It was the first company in the nation to introduce Organic Valencia Peanut Butter, in 1989, and it subsidized the organic peanut crop for its first five years.
Manufacturing organic and natural nut butters, seed butters and honey since 1976.
Once Again Nut Butter/Dawes Hill Honey, a democratically operated employee-owned workplace since 1976, prides itself in providing the healthconscious consumer with products of superior quality and integrity. Located in a small rural community, the company is dedicated to supporting organic and sustainable farming practices, and is proud to offer a healthier alternative, where every customer matters.
Organic Peanut Butter
Organic Almond Butter
Organic Cashew Butter
Organic Sunflower Butter
What’s in a Jar of Once Again?
The company develops and supports:
• Domestic and international fair trade
• Small organic farms and cooperatives
• Educational, medical and employment programs in Nicaragua
Once Again Nut Butter/Dawes Hill Honey’s annual donations provide assistance to impoverished Americans, disaster victims and community support efforts. Consumers embrace the company’s values with the purchase of every jar of Once Again. “Together, we spread integrity.”
Once Again is level 3 Safe Quality Food Certified.Foods (SQF) 2000 Level 3 Certification. Level 3 Certification is the highest SQF qualification that can be attained.
SQF is one of the most effective food safety management systems.The SQF Program is a leading global food safety and quality certification and management system. The Program provides independent certification that Once Again Nut Butter’s food safety and quality management system complies with international and domestic food safety regulations.
• Demonstrates commitment to safety and quality
• Addresses food safety requirements
• Compliance with regulatory and product traceability requirements
• Engages in responsible good manufacturing practices
• Practices the “due diligence” principle
• National Honey Bee Awareness Day
• Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York
• Domestic Fair Trade Association
• Organic Trade Association
• American Peanut Council
• National Cooperative Business Association
• National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO)
• Private Label Manufacturers Association
• Robert (Bob) Gelser, President and General Manager
• Sandi Alexander, Comptroller
• Lloyd Kirwan, Director of Purchasing
• Lisa Blatz, Director of Sales
• Charles Harris, Category Manager West
• Robert Collins, Category Manager East
• Gael Orr, Communications Manager
Phone: (732) 777-1111
Fax: (732) 777-1443
Utah Office: 750 South Innovation Cir.
Payson, UT 84651
Phone: (801) 465-8400
Fax: (801) 465-8600
Sabinsa: Dedicated to the Principles of Innovation, Tradition and Research
Sabinsa’s mission is to provide alternative and complementary natural products for human nutrition and well-being, and to be a responsible biotechnology based research, manufacturing and marketing company supplying the finest raw materials to provide innovative solutions to the dietary supplement, cosmetic, specialty chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
Sabinsa Corporation, founded in 1988, is a manufacturer and supplier of herbal extracts, cosmeceuticals, minerals and specialty fine chemicals. Over the past 20 years, Sabinsa has brought to market more than 100 standardized botanical extracts and privately funded several clinical studies in conjunction with prestigious institutions in support of these products. Its present operations have grown to employ 1,000 people worldwide in 10 manufacturing, R&D and/or distribution facilities.Additionally, botanical cultivation efforts undertaken by the organization now total nearly 40,000 acres to ensure sustainable supplies on its key products. All products intended for human consumption are certified kosher with many even halal certified.
Emphasis on developing and bringing to market products with scientific and clinical substantiation is Sabinsa’s core business philosophy and is in large part responsible for fueling the company’s ongoing commercial success. Sabinsa has obtained several IND approved clinical protocols for its products from the FDA. With more than 100 scientists working full-time conducting ongoing research both in India and the United States, Sabinsa continues to develop and patent beneficial nutrients for the world market.
Sabinsa currently owns more than 65 U. S. and international patents, and has over 60 pending patent applications worldwide. The company is also a three-time recipient of the prestigious Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award, given annually by the New Jersey R&D Council in recognition of the most revolutionary product innovations and important scientific breakthroughs originating in the state.ForsLean® garnered the honors in 2004; in 2005 the recipient was Cosmoperine® and in 2009 the recipient was GarCitrin®. The company also has many recognized trademarked ingredients.
Committed and dedicated to the principles of innovation, tradition and research, Sabinsa supplies high quality innovative standardized herbal extracts, phytonutrients, probiotics, enzymes, spice extracts, minerals, specialty chemicals, and fine chemicals for applications in dietary supplements, functional foods, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. The natural extracts and phytonutrients are derived from botanicals with a long history of traditional food, medicinal and cosmetic use. Every product is backed by application-oriented scientific research. Sabinsa Corporation has developed novel approaches to retaining the biological activity of these ingredients while simultaneously addressing formulation challenges and product safety criteria.
Sabinsa Corporation manufactures and markets phytonutrients and standardized herbal extracts, specialty fine chemicals, and organic intermediates used in the nutritional, pharmaceutical and food industries. Some of its products include BioPerine®, ForsLean, Garcitrin, Selenoforce®, Saberry™, LactoSpore®, LactoWise™, Bacopin®, Boswellin®, Citrin®, Cosmoperine, Curcumin C3 Complex®, DigeZyme®, Fabenol®, FenuFibers®, Fenusterols®, Gugulipid®, Gymnema Sylvestre GS4®, Momordicin®, Picroliv®, Saberry®, Salaretin®, Selenium SeLECT®, Silbinol® and Venocin®.
Sabinsa’s specialized services include custom product development, technical support and testing lab facilities, assistance in clinical evaluation and protocol implementation. The company has established offices in the U.S., India, Japan, China, Europe, Australia and South Africa. Sabinsa also has agents that represent its product line throughout South America and Far East Asia.
• ISO/ IEC 170025:2005 certified labs
• ISO 22000
• NSF GMP
• cGMP Compliant
• Kosher Certification
• Halal Certification
AHPA, NPA, ABC
• Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder
• Jeff Lind, Chief Executive Officer
• Hame Persaud, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing
• Shaheen Majeed, Marketing Director
Specialty Enzymes and Biotechnologies
Chino, CA 91710
Phone: (909) 613-1660
Fax: (909) 613-1663
E-mail: email@example.com • Website: www.specialtyenzymes.com
Year Founded: 1985
SEB: Customizing to Exacting Needs With Precision
Specialty Enzymes and Biotechnologies Co. (SEB) is a manufacturer of enzymes, supplying raw material, customized blends and branded products to a wide range of industries throughout the world. Ubiquitous and powerful in their activity, enzymes have multiple functionality.While they can be biological solutions in human and animal health, they can also act as eco-friendly catalysts in industrial and environmental products.Furthermore, enzymes improve manufacturing efficiencies while lowering costs. At SEB, enzymes are life!
In 1957, the company’s founder pioneered the production of papain, a plant-source protease enzyme derived from papaya. SEB has carried forth the tradition of that entrepreneurial spirit since 1985. Its extensive biotech experience has led to the development of more than 200 unique enzyme solutions addressing the needs of customers in 25 industries and over 30 countries.SEB prides itself on being one of the few manufacturers in the world to produce a full spectrum of enzymes from plant, fungal, bacterial and animal origin using all natural methods of production. These include extraction and fermentation in both solid state and submerge culture techniques.
Peptizyme, SEBkinase, NattoSEB, Exclzyme, DigeSEB, ClenzSEB, SEB-Gluten Relief, VegPanzyme, VidaSEB and Prohydroxy P. Along with custom and proprietary enzyme formulations as well as probiotics.
The company’s manufacturing facilities operate under a quality management system that is certified ISO 9001:2000. Purity specifications comply with FAO/WHO JECFA, FCC and IFOAM recommended standards for food-grade enzymes.
Measuring enzyme activity is a precise undertaking that requires technical knowledge, skill and technique as well as modern laboratory instruments and facilities. At SEB, it has both. In addition to the enzyme products it manufactures and supplies, the company also provides cGMP certifiable laboratory services.Enzyme identification, activity, and stability, as well as testing for heavy metals and microbial pathogens are among the lab services it provides to its customers. Need a third-party certificate of analysis? SEB can provide it.
From amylase to xylanase and everything in between, SEB manufactures enzymes and probiotics, both of which add value to our client’s endeavors and enhance the quality of life for all. As an actual manufacturer, its technical enzyme experts create enzyme solutions for virtually any application where the catalytic power of enzymes can be used.
Industries such as food, beverage, cosmetics and nutraceuticals depend upon SEB’s enzymes to increase the rate, quality and quantity of production. As a result, SEB brings cost-saving benefits to both manufacturer and end-user by offering better product control, greater efficiency, lower energy requirements and distinctive environmental advantages.
Building enduring relationships with customers is at the heart of SEB’s business. The company’s No. 1 goal is to provide the best in technical advice, superior service and the most effective enzyme and probiotic products.
Hundreds of clients in over 25 industries throughout the world turn to SEB for enzyme solutions that facilitate their special needs and applications. Give a call or drop an e-mail to learn how SEB can provide enzyme solutions for your company!
• Enzyme Technical Association
• Vic Rathi, President
• Mike Smith, Vice President
• Hui Zhu, PhD, Laboratory Manager
Acadian Seaplants Limited
Phone: (902) 468-2840; (800) 575-9100 (U.S. & Canada),
Fax: (902) 468-3474
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org • Website: www.acadianseaplants.com
ASL: “Wowing” Customers With Unparalleled Service and Product Quality
Acadian Seaplants Limited (ASL) is the world leader in the supply and processing of seaweeds for people, plants and animals.It is a full service, fully integrated company developing, producing and marketing the highest quality products derived from North Atlantic wild and cultivated seaweeds.
ASL was founded in 1981 by Louis Deveau. His vision was to build a worldclass business out of what was originally a small, seasonal seaweed harvesting operation in Atlantic Canada. Deveau and his son Jean-Paul invested in a focused strategy to develop sustainable seaweed resource management practices, marine plant cultivation technologies, product research and development and market development to diversify and strengthen the company.
ASL employs over 300 people in eight countries— including nine PhDs who work in the company’s research and development, resource management and customer support activities.
• Edible, Cultivated Sea Vegetables: Acadian GardenTM Hana-TsunomataTM and Emi-TsunomataTM are delicious and healthy edible seaweeds ideal for vegan, macrobiotic, kosher, low fat and other healthy diets. They have been widely distributed for almost 20 years in Japan and now available for distribution in North America.
• Specialty Cultivated Seaweeds: Custom marine plant cultivation for specific compounds or functionality.
• Specialty Ingredients: ASL produces ingredients derived from wild-crafted, hand-harvested Ascophyllum, Fucus, Chondrus and other seaweed species for botanical, food and food chain industries.
ASL’s dedicated team of professionals works to continuously “wow” its customers and provide unparalleled service and product quality. It offers custom seaweed cultivation services, and can provide made-to-order products from wild and cultivated seaweeds.
ASL’s fully integrated technologies and production offer unparalleled cleanliness, purity, traceability and security of supply.GMP and HACCP certifications provide customers with third-party assurance of product quality and safety.
• Natural Product Association
• International Seaweed Council
• Jean-Paul Deveau, President
• Robert Sperdakes, Cultivated Seaweeds, Sales Director
• Lowell Seaman, Specialty Ingredients, Sales and Marketing Director
ADH Health Products, Inc.
• Congers, NY 10920
Phone: (845) 268-0027
Fax: (845) 268-2988
E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.adhhealth.com
ADH: Tailoring Supplements to Clients’ Specific Needs
ADH Health Products, Inc. specializes in custom formulations and contract manufacturing of dietary supplements and nutritional products. The company is committed to producing the finest products available using only the best raw materials along with cutting-edge technology.For more than 30 years, ADH has been a leading manufacturer of all-natural vitamins, minerals and herbs. The company has grown and expanded by developing an extensive product line of high quality nutritional supplements. The variety of supplements produced by ADH meets the growing demands of those who insist on taking a more proactive role in enhancing their physical health and well-being.
ADH manufacturers products using cGMP standards and is registered with the FDA. ADH’s facility is subject to regular quality audits by third-party organizations such as NSF International and has received its prestigious GMP certifications and participated in its certifications for sport program. ADH manufacturers all its products in a modern state-of-the-art, 70,000-square-foot facility, complete with an in-house quality control and microbiology labs where rigid testing is conducted during every phase of manufacturing—from raw material to finished product.Private label clients can choose from a complete line that includes all-natural, hypoallergenic, Kosher and vegetarian supplements available in capsules, tablets including timed release and chewable, powders or liquids.
ADH’s staff of nutritionists, chemists, pharmacists and biochemists work with clients to produce supplements specifically tailored to their needs and unique interests.The company is poised to effectively serve the diverse needs of domestic and international clients. Global export expertise is a key component of ADH’s success and a significant reason for its outstanding reputation.
• Balu Advani, President
• Ashwin Advani, Director
AnMar International Ltd.
P. O. Box 2343 Bridgeport, CT 06608
Phone: (203) 336-8330
Fax: (203) 336-5508
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org • Website: www.anmarinternational.com
Anmar: Supplier of the Highest Quality Raw Materials
AnMar International Ltd. Is a supplier of nutraceutical ingredients—amino acids, herbal extracts, vitamins and numerous products categorized as nutraceuticals.The company was founded in 1995 with the purpose of supplying raw materials of the highest quality, meeting USP, FCC and other compendial standards.
Additionally, AnMar manufactures dry blends, makes granular forms of vitamins and amino acids for tableting and capsule filling and vitamin triturations (dilutions), and utilizes these same services for contract manufacturing and custom blending.AnMar’s main office and manufacturing facility are in Bridgeport CT, with warehousing in Bridgeport as well as New Jersey and Florida. AnMar operates a satellite office in Shanghai, China.
AnMar, a nutraceutical manufacturer for 13 years, has established standard operating procedures that are in full compliance with GMP standards.
The company’s best selling products are: VitaPress® (directly compressible Dicalcium phosphate), SpiraPure® (Spirulina), Vitamin B12, Methylcobalamin and Co-Enzyme B12 triturations, BioEnhanced® R-Lipoic acid, Green tea extracts, Vitamin E and Vitamin K2.
SpiraPure is a blue-green algae high in protein, containing highly unsaturated fatty acids. Bioenhanced R-Lipoic acid is a purified R-lipoic containing 80 percent R-lipoic acid and is water soluble.
Avanti Polar Lipids, Inc.
Phone: (205) 663-2494; (800) 227-0651 (U.S. & Canada)
Fax: (205) 663-0756; (800) 229-1004 (U.S. & Canada);
E-mail: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Avanti Delivers Purity, Customer Service and Technical Support
Discover the difference that comes with having more than 40 years of experience manufacturing lipids—the unique reputation for purity, a dedicated customer service group and an informed technical support team. Founded in 1970, Avanti Polar Lipids, Inc.’s mission is to provide research and pharmaceutical scientists with the highest quality phospholipids, sphingolipids and sterols. To accomplish this mission, Avanti uses only the finest precursors and reagents and its highly trained staff utilizes proven methods and procedures to ensure the quality of the final product. Each product is certified by the company’s analytical specialists according to a rigorous set of specifications.The consistent quality, which characterizes all Avanti products, is the foundation of its reputation.
Lipids for research and pharmaceutical applications
Products and Services
Analytical standards Bioactive lipids Bulk cGMP Cationic Lipids (transfection) Coenzyme A & derivatives Detergents Endocannabinoids and anandamides ESR probes Fatty acid modified lipids Fluorescent lipids Headgroup modified lipids Inhibitors Lipid analysis Lipid mixtures MS standards MRI imaging lipids Neutral lipids Phospholipids Polymerizable lipids Polymers Sphingolipids Stable isotopes Sterols
• Walter A. Shaw, Owner
• Rowena C. Shaw, Vice President
• Stephen W. Burgess, Director of Research and Development
• Jeff D. Moore, Director of Analytical Technology
Piscataway, NJ, 08854
Phone: (732) 463-1000
Fax: (732) 463-3336
E-mail: email@example.com • Website: www.herbakraftinc.com
HerbaKraft: Providing Superior Ingredients
HerbaKraft, Inc.’s mission is to be the foremost source of expertly crafted raw materials for nutritional supplements, functional foods, nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals.It believes in supplying only the best materials while upholding superior ethics in all of its business relationships.
HerbaKraft, Inc. was founded in 2004 with the desire to innovate the industry with excellent materials backed by a skilled and dedicated team of professionals. The company recently celebrated its fifth year of service to the industry and continues to grow and expand.
HerbaKraft specializes in providing superior quality herbal extracts and fine chemicals for nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals and functional foods. HerbaKraft is a leading supplier of ayurvedic extracts in addition to fine chemicals and functional food ingredients such as CarniBright™ (“Green Technology” L-carnitine) and PsylliumGI™ (psyllium husk), which are manufactured with the utmost concern for environmental impact. The company also supplies superior quality water extracts and water solubles including Wt. Flex™ (Russian tarragon) and Curcusol™ (waterextracted turmeric), which are designed for application in new and innovative delivery methods.
• Andrographis paniculata
• Ashwagandha 2.5 percent
• Bacopa monnieri 20 percent
• Boswellia serrata 65 percent
• Commiphora mukul 2.5 percent E&Z by HPLC
• Curcumin 95 percent
• Garcinia Cambogia 60 percent
• Gymnema sylvestre
• Mucuna pruriens 15 percent
• Tribulus terrestris 40 percent
The HerbaKraft team can provide assistance in manufacturing, research, product formulation and product viability. HerbaKraft offers a first-class logistics system to ensure timely delivery and efficiency.
HerbaKraft strictly adheres to cGMP and GMP standards. It provides full documentation for all of its materials in accordance with SIIP Working Group Protocol in addition to full back traceability upon request.The company also offers third-party analytical testing to guarantee material viability.
• Vinod Khanijow, Executive Vice President
• John Calderone, Vice President of Sales
• Lissett Jaquez, Senior Business Manager
• Susan Walsh, Operations Manager
Phone: (800) MY-PINES (697-4637) •
Fax: (785) 842-1252
Pines: Bringing Nutritionally Dense Products to More People
When Pines International introduced wheatgrass to the natural food industry 35 years ago, the closest thing to a green food was sun-cured alfalfa, and it was more grey or brown than green. Within 20 years, “green foods” became a distinct segment of natural foods industry and other companies joined Pines with the message, “Eat More Green.” That message was further enhanced when the USDA said those who consume three or more servings of dark green vegetables per day have a much lower incidence of cancer and other disease.
Pines reintroduced the amazing flash dry process developed by Dr. George Kohler and a dedicated team of scientists, who used this gentle, low-temperature method to dry wheatgrass, other cereal grass and alfalfa. Those flash dried green foods were used in scores of medical studies that produced many of the well-known results associated with green super foods.
More recent analysis shows that flash-dried wheatgrass from Pines has more than twice the ORAC value per serving than servings of freeze-dried vegetables. Because Pines seeks to bring these nutritionally dense products to more people, it supplies certified organic cereal grass and alfalfa to other supplement manufacturers.
Although a few grey and brownish products are still sold by some companies, leading producers use Pines’ high quality cereal grass and alfalfa because of their vibrant dark green colors and their measurably high levels of vitamins, enzymes, phytonutrients and antioxidants.
Pines products and facilities are USDA Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International (QAI), Indiana Certified Organic (ICO) and the Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA). The products and facilities are also Certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union.
• Cindie Tong (x422); firstname.lastname@example.org
• Jeff Richards (x412); email@example.com
Specialty Ingredients Inc.
Columbia, MO 65205
Phone: (314) 919-5045
Specialty Ingredients: Offering the Rice Advantage
Specialty Ingredients Inc. is a womenowned business that supplies products made from Non-GMO rice. The products are Certified Kosher and available in Certified Organic as well as conventional.
Rice has an advantage over other grains in that it is hypo allergenic or low in allergies and easily digested.
The following is a list of products Specialty Ingredients Inc. provides for manufacturers:
• Rice Maltodextrin 12 DE to 19 DE (brown rice and clarified)
• Rice Syrup Solids (brown /white)
• Rice Dextrose 95 DE agglomerated
• Brown Rice Syrup 20 DE to 69 DE
• Clarified Rice Syrup 20 DE to 69 DE
• Soluble Rice Fiber
• Rice Protein Concentrate up to 75 percent
The conventional and kosher products are as follows:
• High Fructose Rice Syrup
• Rice Maltitol
• Rice Sorbitol
Vita-Tech International, Inc.
Tustin, CA 92780
Phone: (714) 832-9700
• Fax: (714) 731-8482
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org • Website: www.vitatech.com
Great Nutritional Products Deserve Great Manufacturing
Vita-Tech International, Inc. is a U.S.-based manufacturer and innovator of nutritional supplements with more than 57 years of service to the natural products industry. The company manufactures nutritional solutions in tablet, two-piece capsule and powder form in an FDA licensed, cGMP pharmaceutical environment.
• A tested history
• A modern analytical laboratory
• Heavy metals testing
• Innovative formulation design
• High-volume/high speed equipment
• Packaging services
• Rigorous quality assurance
Vita-Tech serves contract manufacturers and private label clients globally, is cGMP compliant and has cGMP certification.
Vita-Tech has the capacity to meet a company’s needs in a cost-competitive environment by investing in the most advanced equipment, technology and processes, and, most importantly, dedicated professionals: real people with purpose! It offers market-specific formulation and marketing counsel for tablets, two-piece capsules and powders. New, two-piece capsule banding capabilities offer the latest safety, security and market unique enhancements.Blending, continuous coating, bottling and QC/QA capabilities are substantial. EOM, MLM and overseas clients find confidentiality a prime mandate at Vita-Tech.
Vita-Tech’s outstanding reputation has deep roots in a culture of integrity, quality and innovation—and a commitment to recruit and retain excellent people. In fact, most managers have been with the company for over 25 years and the professional production staff has an average tenure of 12 years. Professionals at work for their clients make the difference.
• Two-piece capsules
• Capsule banding
• Enteric coating
From the moment raw ingredients enter the segregated receiving area to the time finished products are shipped, Vita-Tech’s comprehensive quality assurance program and strict cGMP-certified controls ensure that products meet the most exacting standards.Every ingredient and step of the production process is validated and verified in the company’s on-site laboratories, and historical samples and complete documentation are archived for each batch.
Vita-Tech serves private label clients in over 22 countries.
• Thomas T. Tierney, President and CEO
• Greg Williford, Vice President of Sales and Client Services