Cargill Official Elected to Consumer Healthcare Products Association Board of Directors

MINNEAPOLIS - Cargill announced today that Ted E. Ziemann, Cargill Health & Food Technologies (H&FT) president, has been elected to the Consumer Healthcare Products Association's board of directors. CHPA is the 123-year-old trade association representing U.S. manufacturers and distributors of over-the-counter medicines and nutritional supplement products.

"I am honored to play a more integral role in the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, an organization actively involved in promoting nutritional supplements and over-the-counter medicines as important elements for today's healthcare system," said Ziemann. Cargill H& FT is a leading developer, processor and marketer of science-based, healthy ingredients for food and dietary supplements worldwide.

"Like CHPA, Cargill Health & Food Technologies believes that our most vital tools for developing the nutritional supplement industry are science and education," Ziemann explained. CHPA works to promote the increasingly vital role of over-the-counter medicines and nutritional supplements in America's healthcare system through science, education, and advocacy. The Association provides leadership and guidance on regulatory and scientific issues to Congress; state legislatures; and federal, state, and international government agencies.

Ziemann joined Cargill in 2000 as President of Cargill Nutraceuticals and assumed his current role as President of Cargill's Health & Food Technologies business in 2001. One of Cargill H&FT products is CoroWise™ plant sterols, which may help reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol levels. Cargill H&FT works with consumer packaged goods companies to launch products containing CoroWise™ plant sterols and its other products such as AdvantaSoy™ isoflavones, Ascend™ trehalose, Oliggo-Fiber® inulin and OptaFlex™ chondroitin.


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. Cargill 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. Cargill H&FT is a business unit of Cargill, 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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