GRAS Self-Affirmed DSM TEAVIGO® EGCG Opens New Opportunities For Food And Beverage Manufacturers

(July 28, 2007, Chicago, IL) TEAVIGO®, a natural EGCG purified from green tea by DSM Nutritional Products, is self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) for a variety of food and beverage products. Now more food and beverage manufacturers will be able to capitalize on the healthful properties of green tea.

Research suggests that EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate), the major active component in green tea, is associated with antioxidant and weight management benefits. DSM develops caffeine-free EGCG from green tea utilizing patented technology, enabling TEAVIGO® to offer the benefits of green tea without affecting taste. TEAVIGO® is 100% natural, with a minimum of 90% EGCG content.

Proven safe and effective, the high purity of TEAVIGO® is suitable for a broad range of applications, including beverages, energy bars, confections, cereals, and dietary supplements.

DSM Nutritional Products is the world’s premier nutritional ingredient supplier to producers of foods, beverages, and dietary supplements. The company has an international network of technical service, production and distribution facilities as well as sales and marketing presence in more than 100 countries. In addition to its vast ingredient portfolio, DSM provides unparalleled processing and manufacturing expertise in developing innovative formulations that provide optimum performance and health appeal.

For more information, please visit us at the 2007 IFT Food Expo in Chicago (Booth #4148). Or contact DSM Nutritional Products, Inc., at 45 Waterview Boulevard, Parsippany, NJ, 07054-1298. Phone: 1-800-526-0189. Website:

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