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Linnea Awarded Kosher Certification for Brand Portfolio

Another Step in Quality Assurance Propels Supplier to Forefront

LOCARNO, SWITZERLAND & EASTON, PA – November 9, 2005 – Linnea SA has announced it has received Kosher and Parve certification on its entire portfolio of botanical raw materials from Services International Kosher Supervision, Ltd., a non-profit organization based dually in Jerusalem and in Torino, Italy.

A Kosher ingredient conforms to Biblical laws governing the selection and preparation of foods. For thousands of years, Rabbinic scholars have interpreted these laws and applied them to contemporary situations.

"Many consumers perceive Kosher products to be healthier, cleaner and therefore of higher quality," says Michael Granville, President of Linnea, SA. "Linnea is on a continuing quest to ensure that our ingredients are a superior grade. Our Kosher certification is a validation of the efforts we go to ensure our products meet the highest standards."

Key products produced by Linnea include Bilberry extract 25, Ginkgo Biloba extract EPG 246, Ginkgo Biloba extract G 328, HMRlignan (Norwegian Spruce Lignans), L-5-Hydroxytryptophan (5HTP), Red Clover and Vinpocetine.

About Linnea
From its headquarters and manufacturing facility in Locarno, Switzerland, Linnea specializes in the manufacture of botanicals extracts and phytochemicals, and is a leading supplier to the pharmaceutical, dietary supplement and cosmetic industries. The company's U.S. office is located in Easton, Pennsylvania.

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Carol Romeo, CBK Group
(201) 556-9404, ext. 110

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