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Florastor(R) Receives ConsumerLab.com Certification
Date:3/11/2008

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Biocodex Inc. Meets all Probiotic Testing Criteria

SAN BRUNO, Calif., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- After undergoing intensive voluntary testing, Florastor(R), the world's top-selling probiotic supplement, has been named to the list of Approved Quality products on ConsumerLab.com, the leading provider of independent test results and information to help consumers and healthcare professionals evaluate health, wellness and nutrition products.

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"We are thrilled that Florastor has been recognized by ConsumerLab.com as an Approved Quality probiotic supplement," says Mary Berry, U.S. marketing manager at Biocodex, Inc., the France-based manufacturer of the product. "Its passing status confirms our claims that Florastor contains 10 billion live probiotic organisms, which is essential in the product's promotion of healthy intestinal function through the balance of intestinal flora."

Prior to its testing of Florastor, ConsumerLab.com, which records more than three million Web site visits per year, had posted a report in December 2006 on quality testing done on a randomly selected group of probiotic supplements. The testing criteria included identifying the number of live microorganisms in the product to both determine that it matched the number noted on the product's packaging and if there were at least one billion live microorganisms in the product (the generally accepted minimum amount needed to deliver any significant health benefit). The report revealed that only eight of 13 probiotic products selected by ConsumerLab.com actually contained the labeled amounts of live microorganisms, and several did not meet the one billion minimum.

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