P.L. Thomas to Represent Kaneka Nutrients L.P. in Food Markets East of the Mississippi

Kaneka Nutrients L.P. and P. L.Thomas (PLT), Morristown, New Jersey announced that PLT will represent Kaneka Q10™ natural Coenzyme Q10, to the food and beverage industries, exclusively covering the United States east of the Mississippi. PLT and Kaneka will actively assist functional food and beverage companies in incorporating this unique ingredient into their healthful products.

CoQ10 supports energy production in cells and enhances overall health. It is also a powerful antioxidant protecting against free radicals. The Japanese food and beverage industries have embraced the inclusion of Kaneka Q10™ in their products, and the benefits of this success will be contributed to the new product development efforts of Kaneka's clients.

KanekaQ10™, manufactured in Pasadena, Texas, is the first and only US production facility for CoQ10. At this facility, as well as the Takasago, Japan location, international food and pharmaceutical GMP's are strictly followed. KanekaQ10™ is the worlds only yeast fermented CoQ10 and is of the highest purity. KanekaQ10™ is currently the world's only self-affirmed GRAS CoQ10 for use in foods.

Thomas H. Schrier, National Sales Manager of Kaneka said: "Kaneka is excited about working with PLT, and Kaneka will certainly benefit by leveraging PLT's long-term relationships with food and beverage companies. PLT has an excellent technical and marketing staff, which will be crucial in launching Q10 into the food industry."

Paul Flowerman, president of PLT comments: "Kaneka is known for its commitment to science, reliability and quality. Being in a position to offer Kaneka Q10™ to our customers is exciting, and our food and beverage clients are enthusiastic to now have this premium, natural, self-affirmed GRAS CoQ10 product available for their healthful product lines."

About Kaneka Nutrients L.P.
Kaneka Nutrients L.P. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kaneka Corporation, headquartered in Osaka, Japan. Kaneka is the largest manufacture of CoQ10 in the world and has the only US CoQ10 manufacturing facility. Since 1977, Kaneka has commercially manufactured natural CoQ10, fermented from yeast, making the product bio-identical to the CoQ10 produced naturally in the body. KanekaQ10™ is the primary brand of CoQ10 used in National Institute of Health studies.

About P.L. Thomas
P.L. Thomas, a New Jersey based ingredient supplier, offers more than fifty years of innovation in securing reliable, high quality raw materials for the food/functional food and nutrition industries. PLT specializes in water-soluble gums and clinically-supported botanical extracts. P. L. Thomas is a one-stop resource for application ideas, current industry information and technical service.

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