Erin Miller, Marketing Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ganeden and Georgia Nut Announce Partnership
Alliance to focus on healthy snacking innovations
CLEVELAND, OH (February 10, 2015) – Ganeden, a recognized leader in the manufacturing and marketing of probiotics, and Georgia Nut, one of the largest contract manufacturers of confections and snacks in North America is pleased to announce their exciting new partnership .
“We are thrilled to embark on this journey with Georgia Nut,” says Joe Bradley, Sales Director of Ganeden. “With a shared commitment to innovative product development, Georgia Nut and Ganeden will be working together by leveraging the processing and packaging capability of Georgia Nut, and the significant probiotic expertise of Ganeden; to create fresh, on-trend probiotic product concepts, by means of novel delivery systems.”
Healthy snacks are a growing food trend that shows no signs of slowing down. In the United States, snack food sales increased by nearly 30% from 2007-2012, according to Mintel. Snacks were always known to be consumed in-between meals, but now consumer’s busy lifestyles are turning snacks into mini meals that are enjoyed on-the-go. A recently released report from Neilsen states that global consumers spent $374 billion annually on snack foods between 2013 and 2014; this is a year-over-year increase of 2%; and although this market is highly competitive, products that taste great and offer a health benefit are seeing an instant edge.
“Georgia Nut is truly excited to unite with such a preeminent player in the probiotic industry,” says Kurt Thorsen, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Georgia Nut. “We see this alignment as a real value to the industry and our mutual customer base as we collaborate to create innovative, delicious and functional snacks and confections.”
Stop by the Ganeden, Expo West booth #347 for delicious samples of Probiotic Breakfast Blend and Probiotic Gems; all formulated with GanedenBC30, and all a result of this exciting new partnership. We hope to see you there!
Georgia Nut Company:
Georgia Nut is a Family owned and operated business since 1945 servicing the confectionary industry in contract manufacturing, bulk sales, and specialty food ingredients. With an unrelenting commitment to excellence and a unique approach to innovation and new product development, Georgia Nut has become one of the largest contract manufacturers of confections and snacks in the industry.For more information on the Georgia Nut Company, please visit GeorgiaNutCompany.com.
Introducing GanedenBC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086), Ganeden Biotech’s patented probiotic ingredient that can be found in more than 100 leading food, beverage and companion animal products around the world. Unlike most other probiotic strains, GanedenBC30 is a spore-former which makes it highly stable and allows it to remain viable through most manufacturing processes, three years of shelf life and the low pH of stomach acid. The efficacy of GanedenBC30 is backed by over 20 published studies showing digestive and immune support and GanedenBC30 has an exceptional safety record with FDA GRAS status from the United States FDA. It can be formulated into virtually any food, beverage or companion animal product that is baked, boiled, frozen or squeezed….including all hot or refrigerated beverages! For more information, please visit GanedenBC30.com.
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 GanedenProbiotics.com.