Carotech to showcase Caromin and Tocomin at FIC 2011

Carotech to showcase Caromin and Tocomin at FIC 2011

Carotech Inc. will be exhibiting at the 2011 Food Ingredients China Exhibition at Shanghai, China, from Mar 23rd until 25th, 2011.

Carotech Inc., the world’s largest and only GMP-certified palm tocotrienol and mixed carotenoids producer will be exhibiting at the 2011 Food Ingredients China Exhibition at Shanghai, China, from Mar 23rd until 25th, 2011.

The FIC event is China’s premier food ingredients and additives event that attracts more than 1000 exhibitors. The event is so big that it is held at 3 different sites namely the Shanghai Everbright Convention and Exhibition Centre (SECEC), Shanghai International Exhibition Centre (INTEX) and Shanghaimart.

Both Caromin® and Tocomin® range of products are now GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe)-certified for both food and beverage applications.

An independent panel of toxicologists reviewed the extensive dossiers that included methods of preparation, compositional profile and safety and toxicology studies. GRAS is a food safety standard implemented and recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA").

In addition to the above, Carotech has also received the official “Letter-of-No-Objection” from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the self-affirmed Generally Recognized as Safe (FDA's GRAS Notice No : GRN 000307) status of its Caromin® and Tocomin® range of products.

Partnering with the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) at booth number 7D57 at Floor 1 of Shanghaimart, Carotech will showcase Tocomin® natural full spectrum palm tocotrienol complex as well as Caromin® palm mixed carotenoids for applications in functional food and drinks as well as natural colorant.

For more information about Tocomin® and Caromin® and their application in functional food and drinks, please visit Carotech at FIC, Shanghaimart, Booth 7D57.

About Carotech Ltd

Carotech Ltd, incorporated in 1990, is a publicly listed company in Malaysia (ACE Market). It is the first and largest producer of natural full spectrum tocotrienol/tocopherol complex (Tocomin® & Tocomin®SupraBio™), natural mixed carotene complex (Caromin®) and phytosterol complex (Stelessterol™) in the world via its patented technology.

Carotech is the only GMP-Certified tocotrienol producer in the world.

Tocomin®SupraBio™ is a patented (US Patent No. 6,596,306) self-emulsifying palm tocotrienol complex that ensures optimal tocotrienols oral absorption.

Carotech is a subsidiary of Hovid Ltd (www.hovid.com), one of the largest GMP-certified pharmaceutical companies in Malaysia.

Carotech manufactures these products under the tradenames: Tocomin®, Tocomin®SupraBio™, Caromin® and Stelessterol™. Carotech has also launched a natural lycopene extract from tomatoes (Maxopene™).

Websites: www.carotech.net and www.tocotrienol.org

About Malaysian Palm Oil Council

The Malaysian Palm Oil Council is tasked with promoting the market expansion of Malaysian palm oil and its products by enhancing the image of palm oil and creating better acceptance of palm oil through awareness of various technological and economic advantages (techno-economic advantages) and environmental sustainability.

Website: www.mpoc.org.my

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