American Institute of Bakers Awards Eastman with Superior Food Safety Rating

Kingsport, TN.,(March 5, 2008)---Eastman Chemical Company today announced the audit results for their dietary supplement, Eastman NuTriene™ Tocotrienols, by the American Institute of Bakers (AIB). NuTriene, a mixture of naturally occurring tocotrienols and tocopherols extracted and concentrated from rice bran oil, has received the audit score of “superior,” the highest rating awarded by the AIB.

NuTriene is composed of eight different compounds – four tocopherols and four tocotrienols – found in the vitamin E family. Many food sources contain all eight compounds, however many vitamin E supplements currently on the market contain only d-alpha-tocopherol. Scientific studies are discovering that the combined potential of tocopherols and tocotrienols contribute to our overall well-being. NuTriene offers powerful antioxidants with strong potential for dietary health benefits. NuTriene is useful in various dietary supplement formulations and is sold in products developed by major vitamin brands and retailers globally.

The AIB provides on-site third party auditing services which evaluate the safety and quality of production practices and facilities. The NuTriene audit rating was based on several factors, including; company policies, operations, and the physical condition of grounds, buildings, and production and storage areas.

“We are very proud to receive this prestigious rating from the AIB, an internationally recognized resource in the food safety industry,” says Tammy Nave, formulation products business manager, Eastman. “This rating demonstrates our strong, long-standing commitment to the quality and safety of Eastman’s products.”

For more information about NuTriene, please visit or contact our distributor representative, Susie Hays at B&D Nutritional Ingredients, Inc. at [email protected] or +1-760-597-0933.

About B&D Nutritional Ingredients, Inc.

Founded in 1993 and based in Vista, California, B&D Nutritional Ingredients, Inc. is a national leader in sales and marketing of premier raw materials essential to the dietary supplement and personal care industries. B&D has a portfolio of products from leading manufacturers. These products are primarily natural antioxidants. B&D is active in several industry organizations representing the dietary supplement and personal care industries. Memberships include The Council for Responsible Nutrition, The Drug, Chemical and Allied Trades Assn. Inc. and the Pacific Technology Exchange.

About Eastman for Personal Care and Cosmetics

Eastman leverages its core technologies, expertise and knowledge across a variety of markets to deliver creative and innovative ideas to the cosmetic and personal care markets. This fresh approach enables Eastman to work in close partnership with leading global brands to tap the potential of these technologies for new products. Eastman’s core technology offerings include active ingredients, delivery and time release systems, polymers and functional film formers, and adhesion promoters. We call it 'Innovating From the Core' – and that's just the beginning.

About Eastman Chemical Company

Eastman manufactures and markets chemicals, fibers and plastics worldwide. It provides key differentiated coatings, adhesives and specialty plastics products; is a major supplier of cellulose acetate fibers; and produces PET polymers for packaging. As a Responsible Care® company, Eastman is committed to achieving the highest standards of health, safety, environmental and security performance. Founded in 1920 and headquartered in Kingsport, Tenn., Eastman is a FORTUNE 500 company with 2007 sales of $6.8 billion and approximately 11,000 employees. For more information about Eastman and its products, visit or contact Garrett Wilburn, global trade media relations, at +1-423-229-2353 or [email protected].

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