Toronto, Canada based C.K. Foods Inc. and Crookston, Minnesota based Poly-Cell Technologies are pleased to announce the formation of a strategic alliance in Canada.
Under the terms of an exclusive distribution agreement, C.K. Foods Inc. will market, sell, warehouse and distribute Poly-Cell’s proprietary Barley Balance™ and Glucagel™ to food, beverage and dietary supplement markets mainly in the Provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Steve Johnston, Business Development Manager, C.K. Foods Inc., remarks, “We are highly involved in product development in the bakery, cereal/snack, dairy, nutritional bar and beverage categories in Canada and our customers are requesting innovative functional ingredients that promote health and wellness, and that also offer compelling consumer claims.” Barley Balance™ is of considerable interest to us since its use qualifies for a compelling FDA-permitted claim for cardiovascular health, at a cost our customers can afford. It will be of significant value to our Canadian customers who are selling their finished food and beverage products in the U.S. market.” Barley Balance™ is also a useful ingredient for reduced Glycemic Index foods.
Glucagel™ is a high purity barley beta glucan that has been researched extensively for a number of important health indications, including cardiovascular health, immune health, blood glucose / insulin response, and satiety / weight management. It will be offered to Canadian dietary supplement and natural health product manufacturers and marketers through C.K. Nutritional Ingredients, a wholly-owned division of C.K. Foods Inc.
About C.K. Foods Inc.
Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, C.K. Foods Inc. is a well-established developer and distributor of innovative, value-added raw materials to Canadian food, beverage and human nutrition markets. For additional information please contact Steve Johnston, Business Development Manager, at Tel: 905-760-1176, Ext. 223, or [email protected].
About Poly-Cell Technologies
PolyCell Technologies is a Minnesota based bioscience company focusing on functional ingredients for health and nutrition. PolyCell combines advanced science, clinically tested functional performance and natural, clean label products, into solutions for makers of functional foods and beverages, as well as dietary supplements.