Kemin Foods receives European Patent for Lutein Purification Process

DES MOINES, IOWA, June 2002– Kemin® Foods, L.C., recently earned additional patent protection in Europe for the FloraGLO® lutein purification process. Kemin now has two European patents (0672655 and 0904258) for its FloraGLO lutein. Already patented in the U.S., Australia, Japan Germany, and the European Union, this process is used to manufacture purified crystalline lutein, the same form of the nutrient found in fruits and dark, leafy green vegetables.

“Kemin Foods is making every effort to protect the supplement consumer by ensuring purified lutein is readily available, “ says Rodney L. Ausich, Ph.D., Kemin Foods president. “The European patent is just another step in the company’s worldwide efforts to ensure the health promoting benefits of this natural antioxidant are available to consumers across the globe.”

FloraGLO lutein is available in more than 75 multivitamins and dietary supplements worldwide. Kemin’s patents assure FloraGLO is the only concentrated, purified lutein for vitamins/dietary supplement, personal care/cosmetic, and food/beverage applications.

Kemin Foods, L.C. is a global manufacturer and marketer of natural ingredients for the food, dietary supplement and personal care markets. Headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, the company is part of Kemin Worldwide, which has manufacturing facilities in Iowa, Texas, Belgium, India, Singapore, and Thailand. FloraGLO lutein is available in Europe from Kemin Foods Europe, headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal. To find out more about Kemin Foods and FloraGLO brand lutein, visit

# # #
Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.