ST. LOUIS, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SAFC Supply Solutions(R), an SAFC(R) focus area and member of the Sigma-Aldrich(TM) group (Nasdaq: SIAL), has announced that 350 food-grade products have been Halal certified and are now available within its extensive Flavors & Fragrances (F&F) aroma chemicals product line http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/SAFC/Supply_Solutions_Flavors.html.
The Halal certification follows a successful American Institute of Baking (AIB) cGMP facilities audit in June 2007, which resulted in food-grade certification for these products. SAFC Supply Solutions worked closely with The Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America to ensure that the specified products were in complete compliance with Halal standards. In addition, SAFC plans to add a large number of Halal-certified products to its F&F offering by year-end.
SAFC Supply Solutions has designed its comprehensive F&F quality management system to be compliant with global food-grade standards, including EC/178/2002, 88/388/EEC and 21 CFR 110, across the vast range of its products and is one of the leading suppliers to offer food-grade products in difficult-to-obtain quantities of 25 Kg or less.
Judy Pruss, Marketing Manager, SAFC Supply Solutions, said, "After extending our Flavors & Fragrances offer to include food-grade certified products earlier this year, we are now extremely pleased to receive Halal certification from the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America. This certification is very important to key Middle East and Asia markets, where we anticipate our Halal-certified F&F products will be well received."
The complete listing of Halal-certified products is highlighted on the SAFC Supply Solutions Web site, http://www.safcsupplysolutions.com. This site also features the entire product range of synthetics, certified naturals and essential oils, including redi-packs and pre-packaged samples and a broad array of Kosher-certified and high-quality products.
A customized, total supply chain partner for raw material procurement, SAFC Supply Solutions offers over 100,000 products, including 46,000 manufactured in-house. With over 20 years of F&F experience, SAFC has extensive quality assurance and regulatory compliance knowledge, a broad range of specialized capabilities and a dependable global supply chain network. The business is supported by SAFC manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Germany, Switzerland, the U.K. and Ireland.
About SAFC: SAFC(R) is the custom manufacturing and services group within Sigma-Aldrich that focuses on high-purity inorganics for high technology applications, cell culture products and services for biopharmaceutical manufacturing, biochemical production and the manufacturing of complex, multi-step organic synthesis of APIs and key intermediates. SAFC has manufacturing facilities around the world dedicated to providing manufacturing services for companies requiring a reliable partner to produce their custom manufactured materials. SAFC has four focus areas -- SAFC Pharma(TM), SAFC Supply Solutions(R), SAFC Biosciences(TM), and SAFC Hitech(TM) -- and had annual sales of nearly $500 million in 2006. SAFC is one of the world's 10 largest fine chemical businesses. For more information about SAFC visit http://www.safcglobal.com.
About Sigma-Aldrich: Sigma-Aldrich is a leading Life Science and High Technology company. Our biochemical and organic chemical products and kits are used in scientific and genomic research, biotechnology, pharmaceutical development, the diagnosis of disease and as key components in pharmaceutical and other high technology manufacturing. We have customers in life science companies, university and government institutions, hospitals, and in industry. Over one million scientists and technologists use our products. Sigma-Aldrich operates in 36 countries and has 7,700 employees providing excellent service worldwide. Sigma-Aldrich is committed to Accelerating Customer Success through Leadership in Life Science, High Technology and Service. For more information about Sigma-Aldrich, please visit our award-winning Web site at http://www.sigma-aldrich.com.
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