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Kerry's Branded Functional Ingredients Exhibited at Expo West 2018

GanedenBC30® and Wellmune® offer benefit-driven solutions that meet consumer demand

Cleveland, OH – February 19, 2018 – For the first time, GanedenBC30®, a market-leading probiotic, and Wellmune®, the natural immune-health ingredient, will be featured together at Natural Products Expo West on March 9-12, in Anaheim, California. Brought together by Kerry, the taste and nutrition company, the two branded ingredients provide natural product manufacturers the opportunity to meet growing consumer demand for recognizable, trusted, functional ingredients that offer science-based benefits.

GanedenBC30 was recently acquired by Kerry and joins the company’s health and wellness portfolio, which includes Wellmune. GanedenBC30 and Wellmune are well-researched ingredients offering the digestive- and immune-health benefits most sought-after by consumers. Each branded ingredient emphasizes Kerry’s investment in nutrition and science and builds a solid foundation for the company’s expansion into the functional-ingredient space. Under the Kerry umbrella, both ingredients bring increased formulation, nutrition, taste, and technical expertise to product manufacturers looking to create nutritional products for consumers across all life stages.

“As consumers become more interested in nutrition and how it impacts their health, they look to functional products that are safe and can offer the clinically-studied benefits that matter to them most,” said Michael Bush, Executive Director at Kerry for Wellmune and GanedenBC30. “At this year’s Natural Products Expo West, our booth will feature both branded ingredients and highlight how natural product manufacturers can utilize these solutions to create innovative products that consumers truly value.”

The GanedenBC30 and Wellmune teams will share insights, concepts, and research updates at Expo West, including:

  • Insights: Key market trends and consumer drivers in the functional-ingredient space, digestive- and immune-health insights, and updates on application innovations.
  • New research: Subject matter experts will provide details on GanedenBC30 and Wellmune research, including details about the latest pre-clinical research with Wellmune, which demonstrates that it may protect intestinal-barrier function in adults who face stress.
  • New product launches: Information will be available about recently launched products featuring GanedenBC30 and Wellmune, including unique formulations into food, beverage, and supplement categories globally.
  • Concepts: Both ingredients will be featured in product concepts available to taste and experience at the booth, including two nutritious bars formulated with GanedenBC30 and Wellmune as well as samples of partner products.

Kerry’s experts will be available at Expo West for interviews and private meetings. For more information, stop by the GanedenBC30 and Wellmune booth (3117).

About GanedenBC30®:
GanedenBC30® (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086) is Ganeden’s patented probiotic ingredient that can be found in more than 900 leading food, beverage, sports nutrition 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 25 published studies showing safety, digestive and immune support and protein utilization. GanedenBC30 has an exceptional safety record with FDA GRAS status from the United States FDA. GanedenBC30 is part of Kerry’s nutrition and wellness portfolio.  For more information, please visit

About Wellmune®
Wellmune® is a natural food, beverage and supplement ingredient clinically proven to help strengthen the immune system making it easier for people of all ages to be well and stay well. A proprietary baker’s yeast beta 1,3/1,6 glucan, Wellmune is patented, Kosher, Halal, non-allergenic, non-GMO, gluten-free, and Informed-Sport certified. As a global brand available in more than 60 countries, Wellmune has regulatory approval in major markets including GRAS status in the U.S. and novel food approval in Europe and China. A recipient of numerous industry awards, Wellmune is part of Kerry’s nutrition and wellness portfolio. For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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.