Loders Croklaan Lipid Nutrition Introduces Marinol D-40 and DHA Powder to United States Food Market

CHANNAHON, Ill., May 13, 2003 -- Loders Croklaan Lipid Nutrition, a global leader in lipid-based health ingredients, has added two new marine based Omega-3 fatty acid products to its successful Marinol™ line. Marinol™ D-40 Oil and Marinol™ DHA Powder are currently available in the United States for a variety of food applications. Both new products feature high concentrations of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and possess the same superior taste profile as the other products in the Marinol line.

Marinol™ D-40 and Marinol™ DHA Powder have a minimum of 40% and 20% DHA, and a lower concentration of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Higher concentrations of DHA are linked to brain and eye development1 . Consequently, the new Marinol products are particularly well-suited for food applications where the unique selling point to the consumer is the high concentration of DHA .

“Because Marinol products have a low impact on the taste of the end product, many of our Marinol customers asked for a formulation with a higher DHA concentration for use in their functional food applications,” said David R. Lewis, business unit manager, North America, for Loders Croklaan. “As a result, they now have a product that targets eye and brain development benefits and overcomes the taste issues typically associated with marine-based products.”

Marinol™ D-40 and Marinol™ DHA Powder join Marinol™ C-38 and Marinol™ Powder to round out the Marinol™ line. All Marinol™ products are manufactured using a unique, natural process that effectively reduces the fish odor and taste typically associated with Omega-3 fatty acids. The Marinol™ powder products are easily dry blended with other ingredients, making it ideal for bread, biscuit, and other bakery applications. Since they will not interfere with taste profiles, the oil products can be added to wet sauce formulations, salad dressings, milk and wet soup applications.

Loders Croklaan Lipid Nutrition is a global leader in the supply of lipid-based health ingredients (nutritionally active components of oils and fats). The company offers a variety of branded products that have resulted from their intensive lipid research program, including: Clarinol™, CLA for weight management; Marinol™, fish oil concentrates (Omega-3, EPA, DHA) for cardiovascular health, brain development and joint health; Membranol™, fractionated lecithin (Phosphatidyl Choline) for cardiovascular health, liver health and memory improvement; and Betapol™, human milk fat replacers for baby food.

Headquartered in Wormerveer, The Netherlands, the company has manufacturing facilities around the world and is ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified. More information about Loders Croklaan Lipid Nutrition and its products can be found on the Internet at www.lipidnutrition.com.

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1The statements made herein have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (U.S. FDA). These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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