COLUMBIA, Md., Aug. 27 DHA omega-3 innovatorMartek Biosciences announced today that its patented, vegetarian form of DHAomega-3, life'sDHA(TM), will be featured in new Ricos(R) Cheese Sauce. Sold toschools throughout the USA, the cheese sauce will provide 32 mg of DHA perserving in the standard foodservice packaging of #10 cans, 15 oz. cans and 140oz. pouches. A 3.5 oz. single serve cup which contains 50 mg of DHA will alsobe offered.
"This product breaks new ground for Martek's life'sDHA(TM) on two fronts,"said Steve Dubin, Martek's CEO. "First, by being a foodservice product andsecond, by being our initial offering in the school foodservice market."
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) omega-3 is a long-chain omega-3 fatty acid thatserves as a primary building block for the brain and the eyes and supportsbrain, eye and cardiovascular health throughout life. There is a large andgrowing body of scientific evidence demonstrating that people of all ages,from infants to aging adults, benefit from an adequate supply of DHA omega-3in their diets. Scientific reviews have noted the importance of DHA omega-3 inproper brain and eye function, and there are studies currently underway toinvestigate its role in decreasing the prevalence of certain neurologicaldisorders. Yet despite its importance, Americans have among the lowest dietaryintakes of DHA omega-3 in the world.
Martek's life'sDHA(TM) is unique in the market because it is derived froma sustainable and vegetarian source. Made from microalgae under tightlycontrolled manufacturing conditions, life'sDHA(TM) is free of oceaniccontaminants that may be present in certain fish or fish oils. Microalgae arethe only vegetarian source of DHA omega-3, the key omega-3 for brain and eyedevelopment and function.
Ricos Products Company, located in San Antonio, Texas, is the originatorof concession nachos and a premier supplier of snack foods around the globe.As a global customer service oriented company, Ricos offers a full line ofsnack foods to over 40 countries. Their products can be found in schools,theatres, stadiums, amusement parks, restaurants, hotels, pubs, airports,snack bars, etc. and are also available at retail outlets such as club stores,grocery stores and convenience stores.
Martek Biosciences Corporation (NASDAQ: MATK) is a leader in theinnovation and development of DHA omega-3 products that promote health andwellness through every stage of life. The company produces life'sDHA(TM), asustainable and vegetarian source of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA(docosahexaenoic acid), for use in foods, beverages, infant formula, andsupplements. The company also produces life'sARA(TM) (arachidonic acid), anomega-6 fatty acid, from a sustainable, vegetarian source, for use in infantformula. For more information on Martek Biosciences Corporation, visithttp://www.martek.com.
Sections of this release contain forward-looking statements. Thesestatements are based upon numerous assumptions which Martek cannot control andinvolve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ.These statements should be understood in light of the risk factors set forthin the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission,including, but not limited to, the company's Form 10-K for the fiscal yearended October 31, 2006 and other filed reports on Form 10-K, Form 10-K/A, Form10-Q and Form 8-K.Contact: Lindsey Rose Public Relations (612) 375-8516 [email protected]
Kyle Stults Investor Relations, Martek (410) 740-0081 [email protected]
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