Balchem Corporation today announced its Food, Pharma and Nutrition segment has launched a new website to provide information on its food grade Choline product line, Memor-C(tm), for food fortification. The site is available at www.memorc.com.
Based on decades of scientific studies detailing numerous health benefits, food fortification has become an increasingly important issue to consumers. Hence, the awareness around Choline is growing. Choline occurs naturally in many foods, and like vitamins, more and more consumer food manufacturers are fortifying with choline. The Memor-C website is designed to provide fundamental and scientific-related information on Choline, which includes a section on scientific related papers. The site also lists the many food applications that could be fortified with Choline.
Choline is an essential nutrient. It is important for the healthy structure and function of your body. Choline was the first ever ingredient to receive a nutrient content claim under the FDA Modernization Act (1997). It is mandated by the FDA in infant formula, and recently, as the benefits and needs of choline are becoming more evident, many infant formula manufacturers have increased the dose of choline so their products will have a similar concentration as breast milk.
Migue Dejong, Balchem's Business Director, Food, said, "We are pleased to have launched a website dedicated specifically for food grade Choline. Currently, there is not enough awareness regarding the benefits of this important nutrient and we want to inform the public how people of all ages will greatly benefit from adding Choline to their diets."
Balchem Corporation consists of three business segments: ARC Specialty Products; Food, Pharma and Nutrition; and Animal Nutrition and Health. Through ARC Specialty Products, Balchem provides specialty-packaged chemicals for use in healthcare and other industries. The Food, Pharma and Nutrition segment provides proprietary microencapsulation, granulation and agglomeration solutions to a variety of applications in the human food, pharmaceutical and nutrition marketplaces. The Animal Nutrition and Health segment manufactures and supplies products, including animal grade choline to numerous animal health markets and certain derivative products into industrial applications.
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SOURCE: Balchem Corporation