Association plans to educate eye health nutrient
August 24, 2009
by Jeff Gelski
BASEL, SWITZERLAND — The newly created Zeaxanthin Trade Association will adopt common quality standards for dietary zeaxanthin, a nutrient known for eye health benefits. The standards will be designed to help food and dietary supplement manufacturers make certain their source of zeaxanthin complies with good manufacturing practices (GMPs).
DSM Nutritional Products, Chrysantis, Inc. and Kalsec Inc. are initial members of the association, which is open to manufacturers, formulators, distributors and marketers of zeaxanthin as well as health care professionals, educators and researchers.
"There is a tremendous need to bridge the information gap between consumers, manufacturers and the regulatory bodies," said Kristina Cselovszky, global business manager for DSM Nutritional Products. "The Zeaxanthin Trade Association membership provides companies with an unprecedented opportunity to join resources and build its understanding through education, research and quality assurance."