China-Biotics, Inc., the leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of probiotics products in China, today announced that it has received the Good Manufacturing Process (GMP) approval from the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration (SHFDA) for its new production facility in Qingpu Industrial Park.
With this certificate, China-Biotics' new Qingpu facility is manufacturing all probiotic products under the nation's strict GMP standard. This certificate is valid through March 28, 2013 and is renewable. The Company's Qingpu facility features a 150 metric ton annual production capacity with production expected to reach a run rate of 75 metric tons by the end of 2010.
Mr. Jinan Song, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of China-Biotics, commented, "We are excited that our new state-of-the-art facility, featuring our own proprietary fermentation technologies and highly automated processing modules, has met the stringent requirements of the SFDA and it serves as a testament to our production management and quality control. GMP approval for probiotic products is one of the prerequisite metrics for a supplier to major diary producers in China. As probiotics are increasingly used in yogurt and milk powder in China, we now look forward to ramping up our commercial production to meet the growing demand for probiotic products nationwide."
About China-Biotics, Inc.
China-Biotics, Inc., a leading manufacturer of biotechnology products and supplements, engages in the research, development, marketing and distribution of probiotics dietary supplements in China. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Shanghai Shining Biotechnology Co., Ltd., the Company develops and produces its proprietary product portfolio including live microbial nutritional supplements under the "Shining" brand. Currently, the products are sold OTC through large distributors to pharmacies and supermarkets in Shanghai, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang province. In February 2010, China-Biotics began its commercial production in China's largest probiotics production facility to meet growing demand in China. For more information, please visit http://www.chn-biotics.com.