China-Biotics, Inc., the leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of probiotics products in China, has announced that a number of its probiotics strains appear on the expanded probiotics list for food industry recently approved by the Ministry of Health in China.
China-Biotics currently carries all of the 21 probiotics strains in the list approved by the Ministry of Health. These probiotics strains are widely used in the Company's bulk additive products.
Mr. Jinan Song, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of China-Biotics, commented, "We applaud the Chinese government's decision and support of wider uses of probiotics products. The number of probiotics strains on the list has doubled, which also demonstrates the rapidly expanding probiotics market in China. Changes in the Chinese people's dietary structure and greater concern over health issues due to the overuse of antibiotics in our food chain are calling for higher demands for probiotics products."
"Bulk production at our new production facility in Qingpu Industrial Park is ramping up as our products continue to gain traction among new and existing customers. We have increased both bulk additive probiotics customer numbers and expanded our geographic presence within China. Currently we have secured 31 bulk additive probiotics customers nationwide in tier-one urban areas such as Beijing and Shanghai as well as inland provinces such as Qinghai and Inner Mongolia," Mr. Song concluded.
China-Biotics, Inc., a leading manufacturer of biotechnology products and supplements, engages in the research, development, marketing and distribution of probiotics dietary supplements in China. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Shanghai Shining Biotechnology Co., Ltd., the Company develops and produces its proprietary product portfolio including live microbial nutritional supplements under the "Shining" brand. Currently, the products are sold OTC through large distributors to pharmacies and supermarkets in Shanghai, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang province. In February 2010, China-Biotics began its commercial production in China's largest probiotics production facility to meet growing demand in China. For more information, please visit http://www.chn-biotics.com