Glanbia Nutritionals Inc., Monroe, Wis., won two IDFA (International Dairy Foods Association) Achieving Excellence Marketing Awards, coming first overall for best Direct Mail Piece, and first in its category for best Print Ad. The Direct Mail Piece, promoting Provon[r] whey protein isolate, was sent out previous to the 2002 IFT Food Expo. The piece generated great interest and was a key driver in increasing Provon awareness. The Print Ad, featuring Glanbia Nutritionals' signature skeleton, was featured in trade publications in North and South America with the tagline "If you think all calcium is the same we've got a bone to pick with you." For more information visit www.glanbiaingredients.com.
Minneapolis-based Taiyo International, the North American subsidiary of Japan-based Taiyo Kagaku, a leading manufacturer of functional ingredients for the food, pharmaceutical and dietary supplement industries, received Kosher certification from the Organized Kashrus (OK) Laboratories for SunActive Fe[tm], Taiyo's patented iron delivery system. OK Certification not only ensures foods are sourced according to Jewish dietary laws but scrutinizes processes by which products are made. Seen on food labels worldwide, OK certification is regarded by many as an indication of quality. SunActive Fe disperses insoluble iron (ferric pyrophosphate) in liquid formulations without precipitation, iron flavor or change in color. It is stable against heat, salt, pH and oxidation. Mild on the gastrointestinal system, SunActive Fe provides non-irritating iron fortification with superior absorption properties and bioavailability. For more information visit www.taiyokagaku.com.
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