Cholesterol-reducing ingredient Diminicol® to receive EU novel food authorisation

Paulig Group Press Release 12 December 2003 Free for publication Cholesterol-reducing ingredient Diminicol® to receive EU novel food authorisation The marketing of Diminicol® will be allowed in all EU countries The Finnish company Teriaka Ltd has received a favourable statement from the Standing Committee (on food chain and animal health) of the EU on 12 December 2003. It means that EU Commission will make a decision permitting the marketing of Diminicol® in all member countries. Diminicol® can be used in yoghurts, yellow fat spreads, soft cheese and milk-based fruit drinks. It has been clinically proven that Diminicol® significantly reduces cholesterol. This natural food ingredient contains plant sterols in a unique microcrystalline structure, making Diminicol® highly effective in lowering cholesterol. Patented in many countries Diminicol® has been patented both in the USA and in many other markets. It is marketed primarily to international food and beverage companies, which want to position themselves on the market for functional foods. In winter 2003 Diminicol® received GRAS status from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States. The FDA has also granted the right to use sterol heart health claim when marketing Diminicol. Teriaka focuses on health effects Teriaka Ltd, a member of the Paulig Group, develops and markets health- promoting ingredients and methods. Its research focuses on safe and scientifically tested products. Commercial negotiations are ongoing globally with interested parties. Contacts: Bengt Hällsten, Managing Director, Teriaka Ltd Tel: +358 9 8387 9311, mobile: +358 400 461 687, e-mail: bengt.hallsten@paulig.fi Leena Morander, Product Development Manager, Teriaka Ltd Tel. +358 9 8387 9312, mobile +358 40 540 2767, e-mail: leena.morander@paulig.fi Leena Miettinen, Communication Manager, Paulig Ltd Tel. +358 9 3198 364, mobile +358 40 562 7302, e-mail: leena.miettinen@paulig.fi www.teriaka.com ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/12/12/20031212BIT00500/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/12/12/20031212BIT00500/wkr0002.pdf

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