Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) announced today that Health
Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate has accepted ADM’s Natural
Health Products Master File for BeneFlax™ Flax Lignan Concentrate. The
Master File provides safety information and other key data to enable
Canadian customers to achieve approval for their formulated consumer
products incorporating this ingredient. A specific reference number has
been issued for the BeneFlax product.
“Canadians have long embraced flax for its many health benefits,” said
Janice Binger, president, ADM Natural Health and Nutrition. “We’re
pleased that dietary supplement manufacturers will now have the
opportunity to offer BeneFlax ingredients to Canadian consumers.”
Through the Natural Health Products Directorate, Health Canada ensures
that Canadian consumers have access to natural health products that are
safe, effective and of high quality. Manufacturers can call ADM at
217-451-3351 to obtain the Directorate reference number for BeneFlax
Flax Lignan Concentrate.
Flax is the richest source of lignans, which are natural compounds found
in plants and high-fiber foods such as wheat, barley, soybeans and
broccoli. Secoisolariciresinol diglucoside (SDG) is the main lignan
found in flax.
BeneFlax Flax Lignan Concentrate is produced through a proprietary
extraction and purification method developed using the technology of the
Flax Consortium, a partnership of Canadian government and university
researchers. The technology is under exclusive license to ADM. The
process allows ADM to produce the highest concentration of flax lignan
complex, as found in whole flaxseed.
Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is the world leader in BioEnergy
and has a premier position in the agricultural processing value chain.
ADM is one of the world’s largest processors of soybeans, corn, wheat
and cocoa. ADM is a leading manufacturer of biodiesel, ethanol, soybean
oil and meal, corn sweeteners, flour and other value-added food and feed
ingredients. Headquartered in Decatur, Illinois, ADM has over 27,000
employees, more than 240 processing plants and net sales for the fiscal
year ended June 30, 2007 of $44 billion. Additional information can be
found on ADM’s Web site at www.adm.com/.
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