B&D Nutritional Ingredients, Inc., Signs a Channel Partner Agreement with Kemin Health

Vista, California and Des Moines, Iowa (November 22, 2006) — B&D Nutritional Ingredients, Inc. (B&D), a national leader in sales and marketing of premier raw materials essential to dietary supplement, food and personal care products, has announced it has signed a channel partner agreement with Kemin Health. Through this agreement, B&D will supply Kemin’s suite of health-promoting ingredients to the U.S. market, enabling B&D to better serve its customers. Kemin’s own sales management team will continue to acquire and service key accounts and work in tandem with B&D on select projects as well.

“We’ve placed a high value on our relationship with Kemin since it began in 1997. Today, we formalized a partnership that has been succeeding and growing for more than nine years. Our agreement with Kemin seamlessly fits with B&D’s strategic focus, in which we bring quality, innovative products to growing manufacturers,” said Bill Van Dyke, president of B&D Nutritional Ingredients.

Linda Fullmer, Kemin Health director of sales, North America, said: “Kemin continually researches new ingredients and innovations in the area of nutrition. Our agreement with B&D, in combination with our patented FloraGLO® Lutein and Slendesta™ Potato Protein Extract, lays a valuable foundation to develop innovative nutritional ingredients that help consumers lead healthier lives."

For customers, the strength of this partnership brings a single point of contact and superior products with unparalleled technical support.

About Kemin
A nutritional ingredient manufacturer, Kemin is committed to improving the nutrition of the world with functional products that deliver maximum efficacy through superior chemistry. FloraGLO® Lutein is the world’s leading patented purified lutein. Products with FloraGLO® Lutein contain the same lutein naturally found in dark green leafy vegetables as well as eggs. Studies indicate daily lutein intake of 6 mg to 10 mg may be beneficial.

More recently, Kemin Health introduced Slendesta™ Potato Protein Extract, a natural, safe and effective satiety ingredient for use in dietary supplements. With its active component, Proteinase Inhibitor II (PI2), Slendesta is supported by science, including 11 clinical studies, demonstrating the effects of PI2 on satiety and weight loss. Slendesta helps dieters feel satisfied sooner and longer, thereby managing hunger, reducing calorie intake through smaller portions and controlling snacking.

A Kemin-affiliated company, Kemin Health is ISO 9001:2000 certified and headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. Kemin has manufacturing facilities in Iowa, Texas, Belgium, India, Singapore, China and Thailand. To learn more visit www.luteininfo.com or www.kemin.com.

About B&D Nutritional Ingredients, Inc.
Founded in 1993 and based in Vista, California, B&D Nutritional Ingredients, Inc., is a national leader in sales and marketing of premier raw materials essential to the dietary supplement and personal care industries. B&D has a portfolio of products from leading manufacturers. These products are primarily natural antioxidants. B&D is active in several industry organizations representing the dietary supplement and personal care industries. Memberships include The Council for Responsible Nutrition, The Drug, Chemical and Allied Trades Assn. Inc. and the Pacific Technology Exchange. To learn more visit www.bdnutritional.com


CONTACT: Susie Hays, B&D Nutritional Ingredients, Inc., [email protected], 760.597.0933

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