Parry Organic Spirulina Achieves Distinguished USP Verified Status

Parry Nutraceuticals Successfully Completes USP’s Rigorous Dietary Ingredient Verification Program to Distinguish Quality of Dietary Ingredients

ORLANDO, Fla. (May 22, 2019) — Florida-based Valensa International announces today that its Parry Organic Spirulina, a microalgae-based superfood produced by sister-company, Parry Nutraceuticals, has successfully passed the United States Pharmacopeia’s (USP) voluntary and rigorous Dietary Ingredient Verification Program (DIVP), demonstrating it meets quality standards.

“USP is pleased to recognize Parry Nutraceuticals’ successful completion of the Dietary Ingredient Verification Program,” said John Atwater, Senior Director of USP Verification Services. “This accomplishment demonstrates Parry’s commitment to quality and operating GMP quality systems for the manufacture of dietary ingredients in compliance with officially recognized requirements. It also provides manufacturers of finished products with the ability to easily identify and qualify Parry Nutraceuticals and the sister company Valensa International as suppliers of an organic spirulina quality dietary ingredient they can trust.”

“We are the first organic spirulina to reach this level, which is critical to our customers who count on delivering quality to the market. This third-party assurance is a key recognition that our Parry Organic Spirulina meets the highest quality standards,” said Uma Sudhan C.P., CEO of Valensa International.

USP Dietary Ingredient Verification Program (DIVP) helps ingredient manufacturers ensure compliance with GMP requirements and reduce risk while also providing them with a way to differentiate their dietary ingredients in an increasingly competitive global market. USP’s DIVP tests dietary ingredients, audits manufacturing practices and reviews documentation before the manufacturer earns the use of the USP Verified Mark. Having received recognition from USP, Parry Organic Spirulina, offered by Parry Nutraceuticals and Valensa International, has been added to USP’s website usp.org/verification-services/ingredient-verification-program, a resource for finished product manufacturers to identify ingredient manufacturers who have earned the right to use the USP mark.

For more information about USP’s Dietary Ingredient Verification Program and the process by which Parry Nutraceuticals was awarded this certification, visit USP Verification Services.

 

 About Valensa International and Parry Organic Spirulina
Headquartered near Orlando, Florida, Valensa International is a leading nutraceutical provider of science-based, intellectual property-protected ingredients proven to benefit human health and wellness. With more than 60 U.S. and International Patents for Formulations and Manufacturing, Valensa continues to innovate in the following four areas; men’s prostate health, joint health, immunity and healthy aging. Founded in 1999, Valensa International is a wholly-owned subsidiary of EID Parry, and produces the following flagship products, marketed under the brands: Parry Organic Spirulina, Organic USPlus® Saw Palmetto Extract, Zanthin® Natural Astaxanthin and FlexPro MD® Joint Health Formulation. Learn more at Valensa

About Parry Nutraceuticals
Microalgal technology expert Parry Nutraceuticals is a division of Chennai-based EID Parry (I) Ltd, which champions innovative and ethical production and distribution practices, and has three major international certifications through Parry Nutraceuticals. Parry is the only micro-algal innovator in the world producing all three microalgae – Spirulina, Astaxanthin, and Chlorella. Our state-of-the-art microalgal processing helps retain the nutrients thanks to our two decades’ worth of R&D in the field.

Parry’s science-backed proprietary and hybrid cultivating methods ensure minimal negative impact on the environment – land, water, and other resources. The company supplies its high quality health supplements in innovative formats to leading global health brands selling across the world, in North America, Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Far East. While adhering to major international standards, the company has come to be known for its ecologically conscious cultivation and ethical business practices based on the foundational pillars of traceability, sustainability, purity, and humanity.— Parry Nutraceuticals

About USP’s Ingredient Verification Programs
USP’s Dietary Ingredient Verification Programs offer rigorous third-party verification services to help manufacturers achieve quality management for dietary ingredients used in the manufacture of finished drug products and dietary supplements. Companies whose ingredients meet USP’s comprehensive and stringent verification requirements, are awarded a USP Verified Dietary Ingredient Certificate and use of the appropriate USP Verified Mark. The Mark can be used on the bulk label of each container of USP-verified ingredients, on the certificate of analysis, and on marketing collateral. USP is an authoritative source for GMP verification services, because the United States Pharmacopeia-National Formulary (USP-NF) is recognized as an official compendium of scientific quality standards for drugs, dietary supplements and their ingredients.

About USP
USP is an independent scientific organization that collaborates with the world’s top experts in health and science to develop quality standards for medicines, dietary supplements, and food ingredients. Through our standards, advocacy and education, USP helps increase the availability of quality medicines, supplements and food for billions of people worldwide. For more information about USP, visit www.usp.org.

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Read Valensa’s scientists explain the significance in their blog, Science Beat.