GTC Nutrition Manufactures the Only North American-Produced Prebiotic Fiber Included
on the National List
GOLDEN, Colo. (April 3, 2007) – GTC Nutrition, a business unit of Corn Products International,
Inc., today announced that its flagship ingredient solution, NutraFlora® short-chain
fructooligosaccharides (scFOS®), was approved by the National Organic Standards Board
(NOSB) at its March 2007 meeting to be included on the National List of non-organically
produced ingredients that are allowed to be used in organic products. NutraFlora is the only
North American-produced prebiotic fiber on this list.
All agricultural, non-organically produced ingredients that will be used in organic food, beverage
and supplement formulations are required to be approved by the NOSB on or before June 9, 2007.
The NOSB board meeting in Washington, D.C. March 27-29 was held, in part, to review
petitioned ingredients seeking such approval prior to this deadline.
“We are extremely pleased to receive this recognition and approval by the NOSB, which further
illustrates NutraFlora’s ability to improve the wellbeing of today’s consumers,” said Patrick
Smith, president of GTC Nutrition. “We commend our manufacturing partners and the industry
as a whole for coming together in support of the value of the prebiotics category and look forward
to future innovations for NutraFlora use in organic applications.”
For more than 20 years, GTC Nutrition has been marketing NutraFlora prebiotic fiber as an
ingredient solution that is uniquely capable of helping to improve calcium absorption as well as
digestive and immune health. The company maintains a consumer outreach and education
program to increase brand awareness for prebiotics and empower consumers to make “better for
you” diet choices, to include products enriched with NutraFlora® prebiotic fiber such as Horizon
Organic® yogurts and fruit smoothies.
About GTC Nutrition
GTC Nutrition, a business unit of Corn Products International, Inc., is a recognized leader in
providing customized nutrition solutions and scientific, technical and marketing expertise to the
food processing, dietary supplement and animal feed industries. GTC Nutrition promotes health
globally with innovative functional food ingredients and unsurpassed customer support. For
more information, visit gtcnutrition.com.
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