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USP Issues Testing Standards Monograph for GanedenBC30

Albion Minerals®

Cleveland, Ohio-based Ganeden Biotech announced GanedenBC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086) is the first probiotic to have a monograph published in the Food Chemical Codex (FCC) from the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), meaning now there are strain-specific standards for testing the identity, concentration and purity of the probiotic GanedenBC30.

The USP is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets standards for the identity, strength, quality, and purity of ingredients manufactured, distributed and consumed to help safeguard our food supply, according to Ganeden, adding the probiotic monograph is the first of its kind.

Due to the unique characteristics of food ingredients made with live organisms and the variances between each probiotic strain, this monograph is specific to the strain coagulans GBI-30, 6086 (GanedenBC30), reported the company.

“The USP is a world renowned, widely respected organization whose commitment to science and the use of quality ingredients is recognized and respected around the world,” said Mike Bush, senior vice president, Ganeden. “We are honored to receive the first monograph for a probiotic, as it further showcases the strong science supporting GanedenBC30 and illustrates our commitment to the use of only high quality ingredients in the global food and beverage industry.”

The USP standards are housed in the Food Chemical Codex (FCC), a reference guide with the vital measures and analytical methods to validate and determine the quality of food ingredients, according to Ganeden. The FCC monographs assist manufacturers in ensuring that ingredients are genuine, therefore assuring consumers of a safe food supply chain.

For more information, visit www.ganedenbiotech.com