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P.L. Thomas Signs Distribution Deal with Ganeden for Probiotic Ingredient, GanedenBC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086)

CLEVELAND, OH (January 8, 2008) - New Jersey based ingredient supplier, P.L. Thomas (PLT) announced today that it has partnered with Ganeden, Inc to represent the probiotic ingredient, GanedenBC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086) to the food and beverage industry.

GanedenBC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086) is a kosher, self-affirmed GRAS certified high-survivability strain of the probiotic, Bacillus coagulans. In addition to food products, GanedenBC30 is currently used in a broad range of applications including dietary supplements, animal health products, feminine hygiene and topical applications. GanedenBC30 is unique because it is shielded by a natural organic layer which protects the probiotic cells from the harsh manufacturing processes, do not require refrigeration and survive gastric acidity. Overall, GanedenBC30 has shown to be heartier than other probiotic strains and exhibits excellent stability, offering more flexibility in manufacturing and delivery systems.

“GanedenBC30 can be baked, boiled, frozen and squeezed into virtually any food and beverage application,” commented Andy Lefkowitz, Ganeden’s President and CEO. “Partnering with an industry leader such as PLT will enable us to broaden the applications of GanedenBC30 into more functional foods and beverages. The experience, knowledge and high standard of quality that P.L. Thomas brings to the table further support our commitment to provide a superior probiotic ingredient,” Lefkowitz said.

Paul Flowerman, President of PLT, explained, “Until we were introduced to GanedenBC30, we did not believe that a probiotic could be a viable ingredient in mainstream, high volume foods and beverages because every strain we looked at was so fragile. The self-affirmed GRAS status, cost effectiveness and survivability under harsh processing conditions make GanedenBC30 a revolutionary product uniquely suitable for a wide range of food and beverage applications. We are proud to partner with the Ganeden team who add a strong commitment to science, intellectual property and safety to their passionate efforts to make GanedenBC30 an industry standard.”

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 GanedenProbiotics.com.

About P.L. Thomas

P.L. Thomas, a New Jersey based ingredient supplier, offers more than fifty years of innovation in securing reliable, high quality raw materials for the food/functional food and nutrition industries. PLT specializes in fruit and vegetable extracts, natural colors and flavors, clinically-supported botanical extracts, probiotics and fermentation ingredients and novel delivery systems.

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.