RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA –Blue California, an ingredient manufacturer in Southern California, has been appointed as the exclusive distributor of a highly purified ginseng extract called GinsenPure™ Quintozene-Free.
Ginseng has been used for thousands of years across the world and has been harvested in the United States since the late 1800s. It is susceptible to rot which has led many farmers to use pesticides, including quintozene, to protect it. The FDA, however, has not established a tolerance level for quintozene in ginseng and oversaw confiscation of a ginseng shipment containing quintozene in the past year. The FDA also issued a nationwide warning to consumers about the possibility of quintozene in some batches of imported ginseng.
Some cultivators have not changed their growing techniques to accommodate the FDA’s zero tolerance of quintozene, so it has been difficult for companies to find sources of quintozene-free ginseng. “We are very proud to be able to meet the market’s need for a highly purified ginseng extract guaranteed to be quintozene-free,” commented Cecilia McCollum, vice president of sales and marketing for Blue California, adding that their ginseng extract is Kosher-certified and non-GMO. GinsenPure™ is one more ingredient in the line of highly purified botanical extracts that Blue California is introducing to the dietary supplement industry.
“There is an increasing need in our industry for pure ingredients that will meet the most stringent quality requirements domestically as well as in the Japanese and European markets, and Blue California is committed to fulfilling that need,” McCollum explains. These highly purified ingredients are offered at competitive prices making it more affordable for the average consumer to purchase high quality dietary supplements.
Blue California is an ISO-9000-certified manufacturer of Kosher-certified standardized botanical extracts and other specialty ingredients. Blue California uses raw materials from around the world to produce high quality ingredients for the dietary supplement and functional foods industries.
In addition, Blue California offers also contract-manufacturing services such as blending, granulation, chilsonation and milling.
Blue California is also the exclusive distributor for the highly purified Biolut™ Lutein Esters.
For more information, contact Cecilia McCollum at Blue California, 30111 Tomas, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688. (949) 635-1990, (949) 635-1984 Fax, [email protected], http://bluecal-ingredients.com