London Facility to Produce Innovative NutraFloraÂ® and FortiFeedÂ® Prebiotic Fiber Ingredients
GOLDEN, Colorado, July 20, 2006 â GTC Nutrition, a business unit of Corn Products International, Inc. (NYSE:CPO), celebrated the grand opening of its short-chain fructooligosaccharides (scFOSÂ®) manufacturing channel â the first of its kind in North America â at the London, Ontario, Canada plant of Corn Productsâ Casco Inc. subsidiary. At the ceremony, customers joined with elected officials and company representatives to hear presentations and tour the new channel.
âThe introduction of this channel showcases our commitment to serving as a global custom solutions provider for
our valued customers,â said Patrick Smith, president of GTC Nutrition. âWhether itâs through providing innovative ingredient solutions, creating unique applications, or designing relevant marketing platforms, we are committed to supplying what our customers want today, and to assisting them in defining, developing and delivering what they will need to profitably grow their businesses tomorrow.â
In response to increasing consumer demands for healthier food, beverage and supplement alternatives, the new
channel will produce both NutraFloraÂ® and FortiFeedÂ® scFOS prebiotic fibers for human and animal feed
consumption, respectively. As natural prebiotic fibers, the Companyâs scFOS products deliver numerous health and technical benefits.
âThe opening of this channel is another example of our Companyâs ability to join with proven partners to bring
value-added ingredients to our customers around the world,â said Sam Scott, chairman, president and chief
executive officer of Corn Products International, Inc.
Along with Patrick Smith and Sam Scott, speakers at the ribbon-cutting ceremony included Jack Fortnum, vice
president and president of Corn Products Internationalâs North America Region; Shinji Nakadori, vice president of Meiji Seika Kaisha, Ltd., of Japan, which is a partner with Corn Products International and GTC Nutrition in the production of scFOS; and Joe Preston, Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London.
About GTC Nutrition
GTC Nutrition, a business unit of Corn Products International, Inc., is a recognized leader in providing customized nutrition solutions to the food processing, dietary supplement and animal feed industries. GTC Nutrition promotes health throughout North, Central and South America, Australia and New Zealand with innovative functional food ingredients and unsurpassed customer support. For more information, visit gtcnutrition.com.
About Corn Products International, Inc.
Marking its 100th anniversary in 2006, Corn Products International is one of the worldâs largest corn refiners and a major supplier of high-quality food ingredients and industrial products derived from the wet milling and processing of corn and other starch-based materials. The Company, headquartered in Westchester, IL, is the number-one worldwide producer of dextrose and a leading regional producer of starch, high fructose corn syrup and glucose. In 2005, Corn Products International recorded net sales of $2.36 billion with operations in 15 countries at 33 plants, including wholly owned businesses, affiliates and alliances. For more information visit www.cornproducts.com.
About Casco Inc.
Casco Inc., founded in 1858, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Corn Products International and is Canadaâs principal producer and supplier of corn-refined products categorized as starches, sweeteners, oil and animal feed and meal. These products supply a customer base from pharmaceutical to food to paper to feed lots. Casco has three refining facilities on Ontario: Cardinal, London and Port Colborne, is headquartered in Etobicoke, Ontario and has a sales office in Pointe Claire, Quebec. For more information visit www.casco.ca.
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