Awards Presented to All Natural Snack that Helps Manage Cholesterol and Patented Heart Healthy Nutraceutical
BOCA RATON, FL, August, 2006- Specialty Nutrition Group, Inc., a leading nutrition technology commercialization firm, has announced the winners of the 2005 Golden Egg Awards™ at the 9th Annual NBJ/Newport Summit – a retreat sponsored by the Nutrition Business Journal for leaders in the nutrition and natural products industry. Recognizing the need to cultivate and acknowledge innovation in the nutrition field, the Golden Egg Awards were presented to Corazonas™ Heart Healthy Tortilla Chips as Most Innovative New Product and MEG-3® EPA/DHA, an Omega-3 healthy food ingredient from fish oil, made using Powder-loc™ technology as the Most Innovative New Ingredient.
The Golden Egg Awards are presented annually to an ingredient supplier and a consumer brand company that have launched the most ground-breaking products of the year in the nutraceutical product category.
“We are proud to honor the 2005 Golden Egg Awards winners, who have brought innovation to invention,” states Greg Horn, president of Specialty Nutrition Group, Inc. “Corazonas Foods was presented as the most innovative new consumer product because their tortilla chips have scientific proven efficacy, as they have been clinically proven to reduce LDL cholesterol by up to 15% and they taste great. They provide a safe, healthy alternative snack for people trying to manage their cholesterol that doesn’t compromise on taste.”
“I am thrilled that Corazonas Heart Healthy Tortilla Chips are being recognized as the most innovative new product,” says Ramona Cappello, CEO of Corazonas Foods, Inc. “The Golden Egg Award captures what is the heart and soul of Corazonas Foods and its products. The company was launched to create a whole new world of heart-healthy snack alternatives through innovation, delicious, and effective product offerings, with its debut accomplishing just that; a delicious heart-healthy, all natural tortilla chip with taste that satisfies even the best chip connoisseurs,” states Cappello.
Horn awarded Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited, creators of MEG-3® brand Healthy Food Ingredient with the 2005 Golden Egg Award for the most innovative new ingredient. “Ocean Nutrition Canada has developed a patented micro-encapsulation technology called Powder-loc that allows food manufacturers to successfully incorporate MEG-3® EPA/DHA powdered food ingredient into a wide variety of food products. MEG-3 EPA/DHA from fish oil is a US FDA notified GRAS healthy food ingredient that allows consumers to receive all of the health benefits of fish, without the taste or smell of fish, in their favorite brand name food products.
“We at Ocean Nutrition are extremely honored to be the recipient of the Golden Egg Award for the most innovative new ingredient,” says Robert Orr, president and CEO of Ocean Nutrition Canada. “In 2006, MEG-3® ingredients will be in over two billion servings of food and eight billion servings of supplements,” Orr stated. MEG-3® is a naturally sourced, safe, and pure product and it has become known as the most trusted source of Omega-3 available for use in foods and dietary supplements.
ABOUT Corazonas Foods
Inspired by the Spanish word for heart – corazón, Corazonas Foods was founded by a team of passionate entrepreneurs whose mission is to provide heart-healthy, all-natural alternatives to Americans’ favorite snacks without sacrificing taste, texture or fun. Corazonas heart-healthy tortilla chips are the first snack chip clinically proven to lower cholesterol and are crafted with whole oats, fiber and plant sterols. For more information on Corazonas and to find where they can be purchased near you, visit www.corazonas.com.
ABOUT Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited
Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited (ONC) is a privately held company, whose major shareholder is Clearwater Fine Foods Incorporated. Clearwater Fine Foods Incorporated is a diversified holding/investment company whose significant holdings include a controlling interest in Clearwater Seafood’s Limited Partnership, the world’s largest integrated shellfish harvester and processor. ONC researches, manufactures, and markets Omega-3 concentrates and other marine based natural ingredients for dietary supplements and foods. ONC exemplifies scientific rigor in discovery and research programs, along with world leading regulatory and quality compliance standards.
ABOUT Specialty Nutrition Group
Specialty Nutrition Group, Inc. is a nutrition brand building firm focused on commercializing innovative, IP-protected nutritional technologies. SNG acts as co-development partner with large consumer products and nutrition companies to rapidly commercialize nutrition innovations, represents academic institutions and individual inventors to find new commercial applications for their inventions, and develops its own brands for commercial launch in the nutraceutical market. The professionals of Specialty Nutrition Group, Inc. have been responsible for launching new nutraceuticals products with current annual retail sales of over $1 billion.