June 21, 2005, Minneapolis – Taiyo announced today that its SunActive® manufacturing facility has received a “Superior” rating from the American Institute of Baking (AIB), the baking industry’s leading food safety auditor. A superior rating is the highest possible classification assigned by the AIB.
“Our Superior AIB score demonstrates Taiyo’s commitment to providing the highest quality and safest ingredients to customers in the food and beverage industries”, said Bill Driessen, technical sales manager of Taiyo International. “Ingredients such as our SunActive® Fe offer benefits to manufacturers of baked goods, confectioneries, cereal, bars and other food ingredients by offering high stability and taste free iron fortification with no gastric irritation. AIB’s recognition of our manufacturing process and attention to quality increases the comfort level for customers that want to fortify their products.”
SunActive® Fe is the recipient of numerous international awards, recognizing it for its advanced research and ingredient applications, including the Most Innovative Food Ingredient Award at Food Ingredients Europe (FIE) and the NutrAward for Best New Product at Nutracon. SunActive® Fe achieved “unlimited” GRAS status in 2004 for use in foods and beverages.
Taiyo International is the North American sales office for Taiyo Kagaku Japan, a leading manufacturer of functional ingredients for the food, beverage and dietary supplement industries. Taiyo focuses on the development of innovative ingredients, derived from natural sources, to further develop the body’s ability to protect and manage one’s health.