Cyvex Nutrition Announces 2nd Year of IS09002 Status

IRVINE, Calif. September 21, 2000 - Cyvex Nutrition, a leading supplier of science-based nutraceutical ingredients, announces its second year of certification to ISO9002, the highest international standard of quality. Cyvex, who received its IS09002 registration in September of 1999, is audited bi-annually by Underwriters' Laboratories in Santa Clara, CA, known best for enforcing safety standards in the electronics industry. ISO, which stands for International Organization for Standardization, is a word rather than an acroynym, derived from the Greek word isos meaning "equal." Established in 1947 and located in Geneva, Switzerland, the ISO is a non-governmental organization dedicated to improving the international trading process by setting ideal requirements for designing, manufacturing, shipping, or otherwise providing a superior product or service. Revised in 1994, ISO's quality assurance system has formalized procedures to ensure proper documentation, inventory, handling, and quality control of all materials that enter or exit a registered facility. In addition, the ISO standard requires management review of the system, continually improving work processes.

Continuous improvement is vital, believes Gilbert Gluck, president of Cyvex Nutrition, because, "The nutraceutical industry lacks government-imposed regulatory audits and standards. Therefore, the ISO standards and system of auditing benefit companies seeking to improve the quality of their products." Gluck adds, "The unexpected benefit to Cyvex is that by adopting the Standard, and practicing continual improvement of all of our procedures, we have substantially reduced our operating costs and can pass these savings on to our customers."

Founded in 1984, Cyvex Nutrition is recognized industry-wide as a trusted supplier of specialty ingredients including plant extracts and botanicals, marine nutraceuticals, fine chemicals, grape products and nootropics for memory and concentration.


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