Kemin Receives the 2009 Frost & Sullivan Global New Product Innovation Award for Slendesta®

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Frost & Sullivan recognizes Slendesta's uniqueness among other appetite suppressants and satiety ingredients

Kemin Health L.C. is pleased to announce that it has received the 2009 Global New Product Innovation Award in the Appetite Suppressants and Satiety Ingredients category for Slendesta® Potato Extract.

The New Product Innovation Award is a prestigious recognition of Slendesta's quality and uniqueness among other satiety ingredients. Slendesta, ideal for use in dietary supplements as well as conventional foods and beverages, promotes a satisfied feeling by increasing the body's release of a natural hunger-suppressing substance known as cholecystokinin.

This ingredient can help dieters achieve their weight loss and maintenance goals by overcoming one of the toughest hurdlers dieters face, feeling hungry. Clinical trials demonstrate that taking Slendesta, as directed, results in statistically significant weight loss and reductions in waist and hip measurements.

Because Slendesta is sourced from white potatoes, an already commonly consumed food product, it is not considered a Novel Food in Europe and is backed by GRAS status for certain food applications in the United States.

Frost & Sullivan selected Slendesta for this award in part because of the product's clean label profile. Slendesta is manufactured using a gentle, patented process that creates an easy-to-use satiety ingredient with an attractive low effective dosage rate. Frost & Sullivan also recognized the strong focus Kemin has placed on educating both customers and health professionals.

This award culminates a series of awards obtained by Slendesta during 2008, including the HiE (Health Ingredients Europe) and FiSA (Food Ingredients South America) Silver Product Innovation awards and Most Innovative Ingredient in Slimming Ingredients (Spain).

Frost & Sullivan is entering its 48th year in business with a global research organization of 1,800 analysts and consultants who monitor more than 300 industries and 250,000 companies. Its unique 360 Degree Perspective and TEAM Research methodology enables the organization to determine how best-in-class companies worldwide manage growth, innovation and leadership.

Kemin® - Inspired Molecular Solutions™
Founded in 1961, Kemin Industries Inc. ( provides health and nutritional solutions to the agrifoods, food ingredients, pet food, human health and pharmaceutical industries. Kemin operates in more than 60 countries with manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Singapore, South Africa, and the United States.

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