ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nutraceutical
Clinical Laboratories International, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: NCCL), a preservative and nutraceutical products company, today announced that its 31,000 square-foot NuPreserv(TM) manufacturing facility has received a "SUPERIOR" rating from the American Institute of Baking International (AIB), the global baking industry's leading food safety auditor.
NCCL earned AIB's highest rating ("SUPERIOR") by receiving a perfect score for its operational methods and personnel practices, and scoring extremely well in the four other categories of the AIB audit. The audit was conducted on January 31, 2003, and was based on the criteria set forth in the "AIB Consolidated Standards for Food Safety."
"Our superior score on the AIB audit illustrates our commitment to providing the highest quality preservative to the baking and beverage industries," said Gary L. Harrison, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NCCL. "NuPreserv has the potential to benefit cookie, bread and cake mix companies worldwide, and AIB's recognition of our manufacturing process will help us raise the preservative's visibility with these companies."
NuPreserv is NCCL's preservative that extends the shelf life of food products and beverages. NCCL has been supplying NuPreserv to a major bakery over the past year, and currently is doing extensive testing with several domestic and international bakeries to incorporate the preservative into their products. The Company also is targeting the global beverage industry after internal tests demonstrated that NuPreserv keeps beverages fresh without affecting their color, odor or taste.
About Nutraceutical Clinical Laboratories International, Inc.
Incorporated in 1999, Nutraceutical Clinical Laboratories International Inc. is a company that researches, manufactures and markets preservative and nutraceutical products. Based in St. Petersburg, Florida, the Company has a Preservative Division and a Medical Division, which includes the wholly owned subsidiary Health Care Direct Services, Inc. (HCD). The Preservative unit focuses on developing, manufacturing and marketing NuPreserv(TM), a preservative that extends the shelf life of food products and beverages. The Medical unit focuses on developing NuPreserv's medical applications and manufacturing and distributing HCD's nutraceutical products to more than 20,000 independent and chain-store pharmacies across the U.S. More information about Nutraceutical Clinical Laboratories International is available on the Company's Web site at http://www.nutradata.com.
About the American Institute of Baking International
The American Institute of Baking International (AIB) is the global baking industry's leading food safety auditor. It performs food safety audits in over 70 countries and also conducts food and occupational safety training, allergen audits and training, food security evaluations and identity preservation work. More information about AIB can be found on the Internet at http://www.aibinternational.com.
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