Industry Partners Encouraged to Join Security Initiative to Secure Supply Chain
SARASOTA, FL, February 5, 2007 – Integrity Nutraceuticals, makers of Cinnulin PF and the leading supplier of scientifically-based innovative and high-quality nutraceutical ingredients, today announced that it has become one of the first nutritional ingredient suppliers certified in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). C-TPAT, a voluntary partnership overseen by the Department of Homeland Security, is the first worldwide supply chain security initiative designed to reduce the threat of terrorism while facilitating secure, legitimate commerce for employers, suppliers and clients involved in the global supply chain industry.
“Integrity is pleased to partner with CBP and contribute to the war against terrorism”, said Tim Romero, President, Integrity Nutraceuticals. “As a certified partner, our customers have the assurance that we have met, and will maintain, the rigorous supply chain security standards agreed upon. Our business partners will also benefit from priority processing at the border, minimizing the potential for delays which can create problems, financial hardships and time-to-market issues.” Romero also said, “This is a significant step in our ongoing commitment to provide safe and efficacious ingredients. I hope others in the industry will join with CBP in this important effort to help assure a more secure supply chain for all.”
According to the U.S. Customs and Border Agency, approximately 6,200 U.S. based organizations currently participate in the C-TPAT program, including importers, manufacturers, brokers, consolidators, carriers (air, sea, highway and rail) and U.S. ports/terminal operators. Approximately 65% of these companies’ security practices have been validated by CBP.
About Integrity Nutraceuticals:
Integrity (www.integritynut.com) is a preferred supplier worldwide of innovative and specialty nutraceutical ingredients including amino acids, creatine, sports nutrition supplements, joint health, glucose management and herbal extracts. The company takes an uncompromising approach to providing the highest efficacy and safety for its products by offering science-based nutritional ingredients which are verified analytically by scientists in their state-of-the-art laboratory using validated methods. Integrity’s dedication to serving their customers with integrity has helped develop their reputation for superior quality and service.
The company is the maker of Cinnulin PF, a clinically tested proprietary water soluble cinnamon extract that filters out toxins found in table and whole cinnamon, making it safe for daily use at effective levels for supporting healthy glucose levels, body composition and blood pressure. Cinnulin PF is the only cinnamon extract standardized for doubly-linked Type-A Polymer actives identified by U.S. Department of Agriculture Research.
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