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Commercial Bakeries Corp. Partners with Ganeden to Produce New Probiotic-Enhanced Cookie Products

Collaboration Highlights New Applications for Probiotics and Baked Goods

Cleveland, OH (November 12, 2008) - Commercial Cookies Corp., a Toronto-based manufacturer of private label cookie products in the U.S. and Canada, today announced a partnership with Ganeden, Inc., a Cleveland-based consumer healthcare company and manufacturer of patented probiotic strains and products.

The companies plan to work together to produce a variety of probiotic-enhanced cookie products. The cookies will be available in a number of varieties, flavors and packaging options.

Ganeden's patented probiotic, GanedenBC30, is the only commercially available probiotic strain that can survive baking and other manufacturing processes. The ability of the probiotic strain to survive harsh manufacturing conditions makes it ideal for inclusion in shelf-stable, baked good products, such as cookies.

“For the first time, we have the ability to produce baked goods with the added benefit of powerful, health-promoting probiotics,” said Phillip Fusco, vice president of Commercial Bakeries Corp. “Probiotics aren’t limited to the yogurt section any longer.”

Commercial Bakeries Corp. produces an assortment of cookie varieties, including sandwich cream, wire cut and rotary cookies, for private labels in the U.S. and Canada. The company has established itself as a leading manufacturer of all-natural cookie lines, another reason for their interest in Ganeden’s GanedenBC30 probiotic.

“The ability to bake cookies and other products with probiotics is something that was unheard of until recently,” said Mike Bush, vice president for business development for Ganeden. “We are pleased that GanedenBC30 is allowing companies like Commercial Bakeries Corp. to offer consumers more variety in probiotic-enhanced products that can help support digestion.”

Probiotics are “good” bacteria that have been shown to support digestive health and immunity. However, in order for probiotics to be beneficial to the body the cells must survive manufacturing, shelf life and stomach acid. GanedenBC30 is protected by a hardened structure, or spore, which is analogous to a seed. This spore protects the cell’s genetic material from the heat and pressure of manufacturing processes, challenges of shelf life and the acid and bile to which it is exposed to during digestive transit. The viable spore is then able to grow and multiply into new cells in the small and large intestines. Other popular strains of probiotics are rendered ineffective because they cannot withstand those conditions.

About Commercial Bakeries Corp:

Commercial Bakeries Corp., based in Toronto, manufactures cookies for a variety of private labels in the U.S. and Canada, including top national grocers. Founded in the 1950’s, the company has been family run by the Fusco family. Commercial Bakeries Corp. offers a wide variety of cookies and flavors in many packaging formats, from bulk to individual packs. For more information, visit

About Ganeden:

Ganeden is at the forefront of probiotic research and product development with an extensive library of published studies and more than 100 patents for probiotic technologies in the food, beverage, animal health, sports nutrition and personal care ingredients markets. Ganeden is best known for GanedenBC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086), its patented, FDA GRAS, non-GMO, highly stable probiotic ingredient.  Ganeden's newest ingredient, Bonicel, is the first science-backed, probiotic-derived, personal care ingredient shown to dramatically reduce signs of aging.  For more information about Ganeden and licensing opportunities visit

Ganeden is a science focused organization dedicated to bringing superior probiotics to markets that have been otherwise unmet by traditional solutions.

All Ganeden ingredients are made in the United States of America.