New Facility Voluntarily Adheres to Stricter Quality and Safety Standards
ANKENY, Iowa, October 4, 2007 -- Embria(R) Health Sciences, a raw material manufacturer of science-backed natural ingredients for the human nutrition market, announced today the opening of its corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility in Ankeny, Iowa. One of the newest additions to the industrial area of Ankeny commonly referred to as the "bioscience corridor," Embria's 36,000-square-foot building sits on 5.1 acres at 2105 SE Creekview Drive. The $10 million facility houses company office space, a spacious product warehouse, packaging gallery and large manufacturing and research areas.
Built with the parameters of the recent Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs) in mind, the design and construction of the plant incorporates various features that enhance product cleanliness, consistency, automation and control, such as:
-Strict sanitation standards;
-A comprehensive electronic system that controls and monitors incoming raw materials, process control and distribution practices; -The proprietary manufacturing process MetaGen4(tm) that utilizes unique equipment to reduce risks of harmful microorganisms; and -Dedicated machinery that greatly decreases cross-contamination risks.
"The timely construction of this CGMP-compliant facility signifies not only our company's allegiance to the integrity of the ingredients we sell, but also the commitment to the overall quality of the finished products in which our ingredients are used," stated Paul Faganel, president, Embria Health Sciences. "Out of respect for consumers, customers, our own company and the dietary supplement industry in its entirety, we are proud to announce that our new facility was voluntarily built to be compliant with the new quality and safety standards put forth by the FDA, and in fact, these building plans were put into place before the final FDA guidelines were even released."
About Embria Health Sciences:
Embria Health Sciences (www.embriahealth.com) combines science and nature to bring high-quality, research-based natural ingredients to the global human nutrition market. Embria's key products are manufactured using a proprietary technology, which produces vital metabolites that deliver nutritional benefits and support increased bioavailability. Embria holds Nutrition Business Journal awards for its achievements in business and the selenium ingredient, eXselen(R).
Last year, Embria launched the all-natural high-metabolite immune health ingredient EpiCor(R).
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