Naturex achieves organic certifications for its french manufacturing plant


Avignon, FRANCE – December, 9th 2008 - Naturex is pleased to announce the achievement of organic certifications for its French manufacturing plant. Organic certifications address a growing worldwide demand for organic products. More and more consumers are purchasing organic food, dietary supplements and cosmetics through traditional trade channels. Naturex French facility complies with the rigorous expectations of the 7 CFR Part 205 - NOP and the E.C. directive 2092/91:

- The Institute for MarketEcology (IMO) is accredited as official inspection agency by the USDA and has certified Naturex plant's complying with the USDA National Organic Program (N.O.P.). The N.O.P. compliance is required before labeling any product "organic" in the US and provides in particular specific production, handling, and labeling standards for these products.

- The subsidiary of Bureau Veritas accredited for certification according to the European organic production standards has audited and certified Naturex French plant. It implies a complete set of objectives, principles and rigorous rules for manufacture and labeling and allows for the use of the European label "Organic Farming".

These official certifications enable Naturex to produce organic ingredients and to distribute them worldwide through its global sales network. Naturex also plans to progressively extend these certifications to its other plants. Jacques Dikansky, President and C.E.O. of Naturex, declared "These organic certifications are part of our growing business initiatives, by extending and enhancing our current products and services portfolio. It contributes to better serve our existing clients."

These certifications milestones confirm that the quality of service at Naturex is at international standards, as is the company commitment to combining outstanding business practices with environmental management.

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About Naturex

Naturex develops, manufactures and markets natural ingredients for the food, dietary supplement and nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic industries. Headquartered in Avignon, France, the group employs 550 people and has an international reach, with over 90% of its sales generated in 30 different countries outside France, 60% of which in North America. Naturex has production facilities in France, Morocco, the United States and Italy, a subsidiary in the United Kingdom, and a representative office in Singapore.
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