SAFC Supply Solutions Introduces a Wide Range of Food-Grade Certified Products

ST. LOUIS, June 28 / -- SAFC Supply Solutions, an SAFC business segment and member of the Sigma-Aldrich Group (NASDAQ:SIAL), has announced the availability of over 350 food-grade certified products as part of the inventory of 1,700 aroma chemicals within its Flavors & Fragrances (F&F) product line. This follows the completion of a dedicated storage and packaging facility for these products and a successful American Institute of Baking (AIB) cGMP audit.

SAFC Supply Solutions' F&F quality management system is designed to be compliant with global food-grade standards, including EC/178/2002, 88/388/EEC and 21 CFR 110, across its vast range of products and is one of the leading suppliers that can offer food-grade products in difficult-to-obtain quantities of 25 Kg or less. These products are featured in SAFC's 2007-2008 Flavors & Fragrances catalog, which contains an extensive listing of synthetics, certified naturals and essential oils, redi-packs, and pre-packaged samples, including a broad range of Kosher-certified and high-quality synthetic products.

Judy Pruss, Marketing Manager, SAFC Supply Solutions, said, "We have extended our Flavors & Fragrances product offering into food-grade products. We are uniquely positioned to service our customers with more than 20 years of F&F experience, our extensive quality assurance and regulatory compliance knowledge, customization capabilities and global supply chain network."

A customized, total supply chain partner for raw materials, SAFC Supply Solutions offers over 100,000 products, including 46,000 manufactured in-house. With organic raw materials for pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, IVD manufacturing and Flavors & Fragrances, the business has production facilities in the U.S., Germany, Switzerland, the UK and Ireland.

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About SAFC:

SAFC is the custom manufacturing and services group within the Sigma-Aldrich Group that focuses on both biochemical production and the manufacturing of complex, multi-step organic synthesis of APIs and key intermediates. SAFC has manufacturing facilities around the world dedicated to providing manufacturing services for companies requiring a reliable partner to produce their custom manufactured materials. SAFC has four operating segments -- SAFC Pharma, SAFC Supply Solutions, SAFC Biosciences, and SAFC Hitech -- and had annual sales of nearly $500 million in 2006. SAFC is one of the world's 10 largest fine chemical businesses.

About Sigma-Aldrich:

Sigma-Aldrich is a leading Life Science and High Technology company. Its biochemical and organic chemical products and kits are used in scientific and genomic research, biotechnology, pharmaceutical development, the diagnosis of disease and as key components in pharmaceutical and other high technology manufacturing. The Company has customers in life science companies, university and government institutions, hospitals, and in industry. Over one million scientists and technologists use its products. Sigma-Aldrich operates in 36 countries and has 7,600 employees providing excellent service worldwide. Sigma-Aldrich is committed to Accelerating Customer Success through Leadership in Life Science, High Technology and Service. For more information about Sigma-Aldrich, please visit its award-winning Web site at

Source: Sigma-Aldrich Group

Dr. Frank Wicks
President, SAFC
Richard Kerns of Northern Exposure
+44.161.728.5880, for Sigma-Aldrich Group

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