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Posted: October 1, 2007

NPRI Receives Halal Certification for Family of O2P Powders

(Nanowerk News) Nutri Pharmaceuticals Research Inc. (Pink Sheets: NRPR), a leading developer and marketer of powdered nutritional ingredients, announces it has received Halal certification for the company’s O2P™ family of oil powders.
Halal is an Arabic word meaning lawful or permitted. Halal certification ensures that the products are safe and follow acceptable Islamic definitions for safe (halal) vs. unlawful or prohibited (haram).
According to NPRI president and CEO, Godfrey Yew, “Achieving Halal certification is critical to the future growth of our firm. Halal certification is further proof of our commitment to providing the highest quality, purity and consistency in our O2P powdered oils to the food and nutraceutical industries.”
Certification was provided by the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA), the leading Halal food certification organization in North America.
Copies of the certifications are on file and available upon request.
About NRPR
Nutri Pharmaceuticals Research Inc. (www.o2pus.com) provides a wide range of powdered oils for functional food, food supplement; pharmaceutical; cosmetic; pet food and animal feed applications.
The company is one of a select few to be awarded the prestigious Nutrition Business Journal "Product Merit Award" for its patent-pending O2P™ Powderization process. At the heart of its oil powders is the O2P™ Oil-to-Powder technology. This patent-pending process converts most edible oils, gels or pastes into a free-flowing powder without affecting the isomeric structure, fatty acid profile, color, taste or aroma of the base oil. O2P™ does not rely on traditional techniques that utilize extremes in heat or cold, micro-encapsulation or nano technology. This facilitates food marketing and supplement producers' ability to create functional foods and nutraceuticals by adding anti-oxidants, specific EFAs, or other fatty acids such as EPA, GLA, DHA, and CLA to assist in maintaining specific health issues.
The company currently offers more than 50 shelf-stable powders. The company can also apply O2P™ technology to a third-party's oil, paste or gel through an arrangement called tolling. Based in Las Vegas, the company has representative sales offices near Chicago, Amsterdam, Guatemala City and Bangkok.
Nutri Pharmaceuticals Research Inc. shares are currently traded in the United States on the "Pinksheets" under the symbol NRPR.PK.
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Source: NPRI