March 17, 2006, Walnut Creek, California- Parry Nutraceuticals Ltd, announces that it produces USDA NOP (National Organic Program) certified organic Spirulina using only vegetarian sources of nitrogen and phosphorous nutrients. Sebastian Thomas, CEO of Parry Nutraceuticals Ltd., states that "Our company scientists, after over two years of intensive research, succeeded in developing a Certified Organic Spirulina that is 100% Vegetarian and Vegan. Ours is the only Spirulina that has qualified for the US Pharmacopeia Dietary Supplement Ingredient Verification Program and is certified under the prestigious Naturland organic standards of the EU, which allow only vegetarian sources of nitrogen and phosphorous nutrients. Our certified organic Spirulina is Kosher and Halal and the cultivation and production process is also certified under HACCP (Food Safety), ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System) and cGMP.
Dr. John R. Benemann, of Walnut Creek, California, who works with Parry Nutraceuticals Ltd., and is also a world renowned researcher in microalgae technologies for environmental protection, states that: "…independent U.S. laboratories reports verify that Parry Nutraceuticals' Certified Organic Spirulina using vegetarian nutrients has very low bacterial and heavy metal contents. Parry's organic production process does not use the chemical fertilizers used by producers of conventional Spirulina, fertilizers that pollute our environment and contribute to global warming. If you want a wholesome, nutritious and safe Spirulina, and also care about our environment, this is the only product that meets your needs."
Parry Nutraceuticals Ltd. is part of the $1.5 billion Murugappa group and also produces two other microalgae products: Natural Mixed Carotenoids from Dunaliella salina and Astaxanthin from Haematococcus pluvialis, making it the world leader in microalgae technology. At ExpoWest in Anaheim next week, Parry Nutraceuticals will announce the launch later this year of three additional microalgae products, DHA, EPA and lutein.