AlgaeLife attains organic certification for astaxanthin crop

By Stephen Daniells

- Last updated on GMT

Image courtesy of BGG group / Algae Life Sciences
Image courtesy of BGG group / Algae Life Sciences

Related tags: Organic certification, Haematococcus pluvialis

Newly formed AlgaeLife Sciences, Inc. has obtained organic certification by Ecocert for its Haematococcus pluvialis.

Haematococcus pluvialis​ is well known for its high content of the strong antioxidant Astaxanthin and is the starting material AlgaeLife uses for the production of its AstaZine product line.

“AlgaeLife and our parent company BGG pride ourselves on product quality and innovation,”​ said Joe Huff, CEO of AlgaeLife’s North American operation.  “This pinnacle achievement for our flagship product AstaZine Natural Astaxanthin will be very exciting for cutting edge companies that target the organic market.”

“The organic market is growing quickly in Europe and North America. The organic certification of our Haematococcus pluvialis crop differentiates our Astaxanthin from anyone in the market place and answers to an unmet need of our customers and end-users,”​ added Christian Artaria, global CMO of BGG and CEO of BGG’s European operation based in Switzerland. 

While organic labeling laws vary from country to country, brands featuring AstaZine will be able to claim “Astaxanthin from organic ​Haematococcus pluvialis​ on their labels even in most of the toughest regulatory environments, said the company. 

“While brands will have to check on their local regulations, we’re confident that in most markets, our customers can now launch our Astaxanthin informing their end-user the product they are getting is made starting from organic material”​ said Huff.  “We’re currently looking at emerging delivery methods which will allow brands to use a Certified Organic logo such as the USDA’s on their packaging as well.”

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