Another First for Parry Organic Spirulina: More Rigorous USP Verified Marks

USP Spirulina

Another First for Parry Organic Spirulina:
More Rigorous USP Verified Marks


Achieving US Pharmacopeia (USP) verified status is a tall order for a dietary supplement ingredient, and achieving the more rigorous qualification for Quality Systems and Good Manufacturing Practices is an even more momentous event.  So, imagine the excitement to be able to announce that Parry Organic Spirulina is the first Spirulina in the world to achieve certification under the expanded dietary ingredient verification program, enacted to align with the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act.  This milestone confirms the manufacturing, quality and safety standards for Parry Organic Spirulina.

According to Dr. Margaret Dohnalek, Chief Scientific Officer for Valensa International, “This is an important accomplishment for Parry Organic Spirulina.  Achieving this more rigorous certification under USP’s distinguished Dietary Ingredient Verification Program (DIVP) recognizes the manufacturing, quality and food safety commitment underpinning the production of Parry Organic Spirulina.”  The enhanced certification is tied to a more rigorous audit of the production and manufacturing processes, elevating the designation of this USP certification program to only top-tier ingredients.  “This expanded certification for Parry Organic Spirulina demonstrates that the product is unique in the market, meeting rigorous standards not matched by other offerings.  Accomplishing this while maintaining strict adherence to compliance with certified-organic and non-GMO verified standards is a tremendous milestone,” notes Dr. Dohnalek.

Parry Organic Spirulina is manufactured in a pristine part of Southern India, using purified ground water, 100% vegan and organic certified nutrients.  It meets the highest global standards for Organic and is non-GMO verified. Achieving this new certification means Parry Organic Spirulina is unmatched in its level of credentials with the USP.  “To be able to offer the market the first organic spirulina to achieve this new certification is an honor, and an important leadership responsibility for us as the largest supplier,” said Uma Sudhan C.P., CEO of Valensa International. “The popularity of our Parry Organic Spirulina for its nutritional power is still climbing in the United States, so we believe today’s educated consumers will be at ease when they see this expanded certification achieved under the USP Dietary Ingredient Verified Program. We have a responsibility to our customers, and this is one of the important initiatives that we undertake to ensure the highest quality spirulina is available to the market. “

Spirulina is considered the best complete source of plant protein, in addition to containing beta carotene, gamma linolenic acid, B-vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll, sulpholipids, glycolipids, superoxide dismutase, phycocyanin, and enzymes. Parry Organic Spirulina’s benefits include cardiovascular, gut and immune health support.  With its antioxidants, phytonutrients, essential fatty acids, and prebiotics, Spirulina is one of the healthiest ingredients on the planet.

A powerhouse ingredient that meets rigorous quality standards, is Vegan, Organic and Non-GMO – a job well done by our colleagues at Parry Nutraceuticals.  Thank you for another great accomplishment!

For questions about our microalgae products, please contact Sendhil Pani, Valensa International, Director of Sales & Microalgae Business, mobile 609-649-1252,