SAN CLEMENTE, CA—February 22, 2005—Metagenics, Inc. announced today that it has made a substantial in-kind donation of nutritional products to aid Sri Lankan victims of the Asian Tsunami. “Metagenics’ products have helped us save lives,” said Jeannette de Langis, RN, a representative of Aid to Sri Lankan Tsunami Victims, a group of volunteer healthcare practitioners. “For many of the victims, these products are their sole food source right now.” The donated products are being distributed in and around the town of Batticaloa, located in Sri Lanka’s northeast region and one of the areas hardest hit by the Tsunami.
Metagenics’ donation has a retail value of nearly a quarter of a million dollars and includes children’s probiotics, omega-3 essential fatty acids, and nutritional bars.
San Clemente’s largest private employer, Metagenics has a longstanding tradition of charitable giving. In addition to its in-kind donation, Metagenics employees also made a donation to the American Red Cross to help the Tsunami victims. The employees regularly support various local charities and shelters during the holiday season and have sent personal care items to U.S. troops in Iraq. In October 2003, as fires swept over 2,600 acres in San Diego County, Metagenics donated electrolyte beverages and meal replacement products to area firefighters.
"Metagenics helps people around the world achieve greater health," said Janice Moore, Chief Operating Officer of Metagenics. "We are deeply saddened by this tragedy and wish to help in big and small ways...in thought and deed."
Metagenics, a privately held company, was founded in 1983 with the mission to help patients achieve their genetic potential through targeted nutrition. It is headquartered in San Clemente, CA, with manufacturing and multiple research facilities (including human clinical research conducted through its Functional Medicine Research CenterSM) located in Gig Harbor, WA.
With over 400 employees worldwide, including a team of over 30 scientific specialists and clinicians, Metagenics is helping to shape the future of the nutraceutical industry and integrative medicine. Committed to innovative product development, research, and continuing practitioner education, the company holds multiple proprietary formula patents, produces over 400 all-natural, research-based products to optimize health, and is the premier formulator and manufacturer of premium-quality nutritional supplements and medical foods sold to healthcare practitioners worldwide. Metagenics complies with rigorous standards for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and is certified by the National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA) and the Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia (TGA).
For more information about Metagenics, please visit the company’s Web site at www.metagenics.com.
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