Burgundy Botanical Extracts Achieves ISO 22000 Certification

International Accreditation Assures Customers That Company Maintains the Highest Standards in Food Production

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Florida, NY, February 16, 2007 - Burgundy Botanical Extracts, a leading French manufacturer and supplier of plant extracts for dietary and food supplements, is the first European extractor to be awarded the food industry’s highest international quality standard designation for food safety management. This certification demonstrates Burgundy’s commitment to food safety and assures customers that their products, available exclusively in the United States through Pharmline, Inc., are manufactured using the highest safety standards.

ISO 22000, introduced in September 2005, is the accepted international standard that defines and unifies the requirements of a food safety management system. This standard makes it easier for international companies and organizations to implement hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) plans. Growing international regulations and demands from consumers have made food safety a major concern. Global food processors increasingly value the ISO 22000 certification to ensure that their suppliers are following approved safety standards.

Greg Berthomieu, business development manager at Pharmline, said: "Burgundy has always been committed to high standards in processing, having been previously certified as ISO 9001. Their achievement of the ISO 22000 certification underscores their continued commitment to quality. Partnering with them enables us to provide consistently safe ingredients to our customers.”

Burgundy Botanical Extracts, located in Mâcon, France, develops, manufactures and sells a wide range of plant extracts for dietary and food supplement use, including phytotherapy and pharmacology, as well as for beverages. The company is well known for its range of plant extracts: grape extracts (Grapemax™) standardized in polyphenols, anthocyans, OPC or resveratrol, as well as devil’s claw (IridoForce™), guarana (Guaramax™), blackcurrant, climbing ivy, yerba mate and hibiscus extracts.

Pharmline Inc. is the exclusive U.S. distributor of Burgundy Botanical Extract products. These products are warehoused in Pharmline’s state-of-the-art facility and are available for immediate delivery.

Pharmline Inc. is a leading global supplier and manufacturer of high-quality nutraceutical and functional food ingredients. Pharmline specializes in custom formulations, large capacity blending of liquids, powders and granulations. The company maintains sales and representation agreements with manufacturers of natural products and fine chemicals in over 18 countries around the world and has business affiliations with: EPAX AS, Norway; Kowa Company LTD., Japan; Burgundy Botanical Extracts, France; and Industrial Organica, Mexico. With over 250 products, including EPAX Omega-3, Hi-Fil Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Burgundy Grape extracts, Pharmline is committed to providing its customers with the highest level of innovation, technology, research & development and quality assurance. Pharmline Inc. is GMP certified by the NPA. To learn more, contact Pharmline Inc. at [email protected] or (845) 651-4443.

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