Kalsec partners with OmniActive to produce natural zeaxanthin from paprika

Kalsec partners with OmniActive to produce natural zeaxanthin from paprika

Kalsec Inc., producer of spice and herb extracts, natural colors and antioxidants, has formed an exclusive agreement with OmniActive Health Technologies to produce, market and distribute its natural zeaxanthin from paprika globally.

"OmniActive's vast experience in supplying nutritional ingredients to the healthcare, food and personal care industries makes them a natural  fit for Kalsec," said Dr. Scott Nykaza, Chief Operating Officer for  Kalsec. "By capitalizing on OmniActive's expertise, we are looking  forward to developing new relationships in the marketplace."

Zeaxanthin (zee-uh-ZAN-thin) is a carotenoid pigment that scientific  evidence indicates is important in reducing the risk of cataract  formation and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the two most  prevalent chronic eye diseases. The source of Kalsec's zeaxanthin is  unique as it is produced by concentrating zeaxanthin pigments from a  common food source, paprika. Kalsec's zeaxanthin is natural, Generally  Regarded as Safe (GRAS) and exempt from certification under the Code  of Federal Regulations (CFR) color additive regulations. Under this  agreement, OmniActive will educate consumers and increase awareness of  the health benefits of zeaxanthin, while developing innovative  delivery forms and distributing them to the marketplace.

"This partnership broadens the portfolio of world class eye health  ingredients and solutions that we can offer to our customer base,"  noted Sanjaya Mariwala, Managing Director, OmniActive. "Additionally,  Kalsec will benefit from access to our extensive worldwide  distribution network. We look forward to engaging in a highly 
successful partnership."

OmniActive is a multi-level value chain partner in the ingredients  market, enjoying a unique position as a result of their vertically  integrated operations and proprietary and innovative delivery  platforms which help expand product applications.

Kalsec's paprika-derived zeaxanthin ingredient will be showcased by  OmniActive at the SupplySide West tradeshow October 11-13, 2011 in Las  Vegas, NV.  Visit OmniActitve's booth #26048 at the show for more 

About OmniActive Heatlh Technologies
OmniActive Health Technologies, Ltd. (www.omniactives.com) supplies a  range of innovative, scientifically validated, active natural  ingredients for healthcare, food and personal care applications.  OmniActive has a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary, OmniActive Health  Technologies, Inc. in Morristown, N.J., and conducts operations from  its manufacturing, R&D and corporate facilities at Pune, Mumbai, Thane  and Cochin, India. OmniActive's manufacturing facilities are certified  for the quality and food safety management systems under  ISO-22000(2005) and cGMP standards.

About Kalsec
Kalsec(R)  Inc, is a privately held producer and marketer of natural  extracts for use in food, beverage, and pharmaceutical applications.  Selling and marketing in more than 70 countries worldwide, Kalsec is  dedicated to delivering the best products on time, and backed with  unparalleled technical expertise. Founded in 1958, the company is  headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA with facilities in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Denver City, Texas, Mildenhall, UK, and Shanghai,  China. For more information, visit www.kalsec.com.

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