Cargill to showcase new Dietary Supplement lines at SupplySide West

MINNEAPOLIS - Cargill Health & Food Technologies (H&FT) will introduce a number of dietary supplement prototypes during the SupplySide West International Trade Show and Conference, October 1-3, 2003, at The Venetian and the Sands Hotels in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The finished formulations are the result of Cargill H&FT's commitment to customer solutions, through which it makes high quality ingredients available to manufacturers in value-added forms, enhancing product development and increasing speed to market.

"Our goal is to provide our customers with formulations that respond to major health areas," said Ted Ziemann, president of Cargill H&FT. "Our customers can use their prototypes to speed product development time, giving them a competitive advantage in the marketplace."

The concept formulations to be showcased include a joint health product featuring OptaFlex(TM) chondroitin sulfate; a heart health solution with CoroWise(TM) pure phytosterol tablets that are in the correct dosage to allow manufacturers to make the FDA-approved heart-healthy claim; and a women's bone health prototype featuring AdvantaSoy(TM) soy isoflavones in tablet form.

Cargill H&FT will also sample finished beverage prototypes, including "Bone Appetit," a raspberry tea with AdvantaSoy(TM) soy isoflavones, and a refreshing fitness water that contains AscendT trehalose natural sweetener.

Cargill Health & Food Technologies, based in Minneapolis, is a leading developer, processor and marketer of science-based, healthy ingredients for food and dietary supplements worldwide. Cargill H&FT is part of Cargill's Food System Design initiative in which Cargill businesses work with customers to produce ingredient solutions for affordable, nutritious, convenient and appetizing consumer products. Cargill H&FT is a business unit of Cargill, Incorporated, an international marketer, processor and distributor of agricultural, food, financial and industrial products and services with 98,000 employees in 61 countries. The company provides distinctive customer solutions in supply chain management, food applications, and health and nutrition.

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