Cargill Acidulants Expands its REGENASURE(TM) Glucosamine Marketing Efforts to Japan

EDDYVILLE, Iowa – Cargill Acidulants is pleased to announce that its REGENASURE™ glucosamine has been approved as a food by the Japan Health and Welfare Labor Ministry (HWLM), allowing sales to begin immediately in this important market. REGENASURE™ glucosamine is the first commercially available non-shellfish, non-animal, corn-derived glucosamine.

“We are pleased that the Japan HWLM has approved REGENASURE™ glucosamine for sale to the Japanese market,” said William M. Gruber, vice president, worldwide sales and marketing of Cargill Acidulants. “We believe that Japanese consumers will welcome the positive benefits of REGENASURE™ glucosamine, as have consumers in North America.”

The REGENASURE™ glucosamine product is made from corn and is Kosher approved. Glucosamine is a dietary supplement used by millions of consumers to promote joint health. Currently, the glucosamine products on the market are derived from shellfish waste, which can cause an allergic reaction in some people. “This approval will allow Cargill to better serve consumers globally who are interested in the unique properties of our REGENEASURE™ glucosamine product,” said Gruber.

REGENASURE™ glucosamine was recently cited by Nutrition Business Journal as a 2003 Product Merit Award winner for outstanding business achievement in the nutrition industry for the innovation associated with the development of this new innovative ingredient.

For more information on REGENASURE™ glucosamine, please call 1-888-REGENASURE or contact [email protected].


Cargill is an international provider of food, agricultural and risk management products and services. With 101,000 employees in 60 countries, the company is committed to using its knowledge and experience to collaborate with customers to help them succeed. For more information, visit

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