Cargill H&FT Launches AdvantaSoy™ Isoflavone and OptaFlex™ Chondroitin Sulfate at SupplySide West

OptaFlex™ First North American-Sourced, Solvent-Free Chondroitin Sulfate

MINNEAPOLIS – December 2, 2002 – Cargill Health & Food Technologies (H&FT) officially will introduce two breakthrough products at SupplySide West International Trade Show and Conference December 4-6, 2002, at the Venetian Hotel and the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.

OptaFlex™ – the first chondroitin sulfate that is made from North American raw material and is solvent-free – is a unique entry into the highly valuable chondroitin sulfate/glucosamine market. “We believe dietary supplement manufacturers will recognize the value to their products of a solvent-free premium chondroitin sulfate that is made from North American-sourced raw material,” said Ted Ziemann, president of Cargill Health & Food Technologies.
AdvantaSoy™ Compress™ high concentration soy isoflavones are specifically formulated for the dietary supplement industry. “AdvantaSoy™ Compress™ isoflavones, available in concentrations of 15-50%, are produced using our proprietary technology,” said Steve Snyder, director sales & marketing for Cargill Health & Food Technologies. “This product will allow supplement companies to capitalize on the positive trends in women’s health,” Snyder said.

To learn more about these products, visit the Cargill Health & Food Technologies booth #1316/1318 at SupplySide West. In addition, Roberta Rosenberg, H&FT’s consumer insight specialist, will be available for discussions on women’s health, heart health and energy on December 5th from 1-4 p.m.

About Cargill
Cargill Health & Food Technologies, based in Minneapolis, is a leading developer, processor and marketer of science-based, healthy ingredients for food and dietary supplements worldwide. H&FT is part of Cargill’s Food System Design initiative in which Cargill businesses work with customers to produce ingredient solutions for affordable, nutritious, convenient and appetizing consumer products. H&FT is a business unit of Cargill, Incorporated, an international marketer, processor and distributor of agricultural, food, financial and industrial products and services with 97,000 employees in 59 countries. The company provides distinctive customer solutions in supply chain management, food applications, and health and nutrition.

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