Murray to Lead Functional Food and Beverage Initiative
BENICIA, Calif., March 28, 2006 – InterHealth Nutraceuticals Inc. today announced the appointment of Daniel Murray as vice president of sales - food and beverage. Mr. Murray, a 20-year veteran of the food manufacturing industry, will lead strategic business development efforts of the company’s growing functional food and beverage division.
Mr. Murray comes to InterHealth after five years with Lonza, Inc. As associate director of nutrition, he was responsible for evaluating and launching new products in the dietary supplement, functional food, and animal feed sectors. Mr. Murray also is a frequent contributor to a number of health industry publications.
Prior to his tenure with Lonza, Mr. Murray worked for several prominent supplement and food companies including Roche Vitamins, Rhodia Food, Inc., H.J. Baker & Bro., Inc., Central Soya Company and Perdue, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY).
“Sales of functional foods and beverages are increasing exponentially,” said InterHealth Executive Vice President Paul Dijkstra. “With Dan’s extensive expertise in functional ingredients, and InterHealth’s growing list of proprietary GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) ingredients, we are poised to expand our presence in this sector.”
Recently, InterHealth’s Super CitriMax®, a weight-management ingredient, and ChromeMate®, a niacin-bound chromium ingredient, were affirmed as GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) by the Burdock Group, the nation’s leading toxicology specialists in evaluating the safety of food and beverage ingredients. According to Mr. Dijkstra, the use of Super CitriMax® and ChromeMate® in functional foods and beverages has steadily increased over the past two years and that trend is expected to accelerate in the years to come.
About InterHealth Nutraceuticals Inc.
InterHealth Nutraceuticals researches, develops, markets and distributes specialty nutritional ingredients, which are sold worldwide to manufacturers of dietary supplements and nutraceutical food and beverage products. The company’s products include Super CitriMax®, ChromeMate®, Aller-7®, OptiBerry ®, UC-II®, L-OptiZinc®, Protykin® and ZMA®. For more information about InterHealth and its products, call 1-800-783-4636 or 1-707-751-2800 (outside U.S.) or visit the website at www.InterHealthUSA.com.
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