Molly Fitzgerald
Digital Marketing Communications – Wellmune® & GanedenBC30®
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Ganeden and Tropical Nut & Fruit Develop New Probiotic Yogurt Raisins

Yogurt raisins to be available to sample at this year’s Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting and Food Expo

CLEVELAND (July 13, 2010) – Ganeden, Inc., makers of the patented probiotic strain GanedenBC30, today announced the launch of a new partnership with Tropical Nut & Fruit, Inc., a manufacturer of nuts, snacks, high-quality chocolate and yogurt products. The new partnership includes a series of four functional confection mixes that will incorporate GanedenBC30, the first of which is included within the company’s yogurt covered raisins.

The probiotic yogurt covered raisins are currently only available for purchase in bulk, but samples will be available at Ganeden’s booth (3361) during this year’s IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo, which runs from July 17 – 20, 2010 in Chicago

“Ganeden’s status as the industry leader, combined with the ability of GanedenBC30 to remain shelf-stable made partnering with them a no-brainer,” said Alicia Lehota, president of Tropical Nut & Fruit, Inc. “We wanted to ensure that our products maintained the same flavor and consistency when infused with a probiotic, and GanedenBC30 allowed us to do that.”

GanedenBC30 is unique to the market, as it has an ability to survive harsh manufacturing processes, unlike other probiotic strains. This is due to the naturally-occurring layer of organic material that protects the genetic core of the bacteria, allowing for GanedenBC30 to survive the manufacturing process and still provide its added health benefits, which includes supporting digestive and immune health.

“We are excited to be able to provide our patented probiotic to such a great company, especially one that is similarly committed to superior customer service and nutritional excellence,” said Andrew Lefkowitz, Ganeden president and CEO. “The yogurt raisins are the first product of this partnership, but we look forward to developing similar confections and continuing to expand on this partnership in the near future”

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

About Tropical Nut & Fruit, Inc.:

Tropical Nut & Fruit, Inc has been in business for over 25 years, roasting and seasoning nuts, manufacturing sesame sticks, snacks and snack mixes and producing high quality chocolate and yogurt products. As a manufacturer, they offer products in a variety of packages, including bulk and retail. They happily support their brand and private label opportunities. Always innovative and forward thinking, Tropical Nut & Fruit constantly strives to find ways to develop new tastes, textures or add functionality to mainstream consumer products. For more information, please 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.