Extends Industry-Leading Food-Grade, Halal and Kosher Raw Materials Catalog
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SAFC Supply Solutions(R), a business segment of SAFC(R), a member of the Sigma-Aldrich Group (Nasdaq: SIAL), and a leading supplier of food-grade raw materials, today announced that it has added 50 new Certified Organics products to its extensive Flavors & Fragrances raw materials product line. Details of the new products are available in the new SAFC Supply Solutions Flavors and Fragrance supplemental catalog or can be accessed immediately online at www.safcsupplysolutions.com.
The new Organic products are certified by the Midwest Organic Services Association (MOSA) and will meet both the U.S. National Organic Program (NOP) and the European Organic Standards. The Certified Organics are an extension of SAFC Supply Solutions' existing 1700 high quality food-grade, Halal and Kosher certified products.
The organic food and beverage sector is expanding rapidly, with research indicating historical US sales growth at over 20% annually in the $25 billion market(1), with positive growth still projected in 2009 despite a downturn in overall global economic conditions(2).
"The introduction of our Certified Organic product line delivers a broad range of reliable, ready-to-ship, high quality Food-Grade raw materials that are expected to help our customers optimize the research, development and production of new taste technologies in the rapidly growing organic products market," commented Dinh Phan, SAFC Flavors & Fragrances Market Segment Manager. "Our broad range of Certified Organic products, worldwide delivery, localized support network, compliance leadership and 24 hour access to regulatory documentation on our website provide a total supply chain solution that can help control costs while maintaining superior quality. The products are all available as prepackaged units ready to ship on demand, an approach that we believe will provide greater flexibility and an ability for our customers to bring new technologies to the market faster."
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 $600 million in 2007 SAFC is one of the world's top 10 fine chemical businesses. For more information, visit www.safcglobal.com.
About SAFC Supply Solutions: SAFC Supply Solutions offers a complete line of customized products and services to alleviate issues associated with compliance, timely delivery, product reliability, packaging customization, and quality assurance for regulated industries, including pharmaceutical development, diagnostics manufacturing and flavors and fragrances. Our customized sourcing services, with access to more than 100,000 starting materials, combined with expertise in analytical testing, manufacturing, packaging, quality control, and compliance services can speed the development process and lower costs for customers, enabling faster time to market. For more information visit www.safcsupplysolutions.com.
About Sigma-Aldrich: Sigma-Aldrich(R) is a leading Life Science and High Technology company. Its 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. The Company has customers in life science companies, university and government institutions, hospitals, and in industry. Over one million scientists and technologists use its products. Sigma-Aldrich operates in 37 countries and has 8,000 employees providing excellent service worldwide. Sigma-Aldrich is committed to Accelerating Customer Success through innovation and Leadership in Life Science, High Technology and Service. For more information about Sigma-Aldrich, please visit its award-winning Web site at http://www.sigma-aldrich.com.
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(1) SOURCE: Organic Trade Association
(2) SOURCE: Organic Monitor
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