OGDEN, UTAH, June 24, 2014—Trace Minerals Research (TMR), a leading provider of trace mineral based supplements for over 40 years, announces that Utah Sea Minerals™ has been reviewed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) and is allowed for use in certified organic production or food processing and handling according to the United States Division of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Program (NOP) Rule. Having a product OMRI Listed® is important for TMR’s continued success as it markets its bulk ingredients to the food and beverage industry.
“Adding Utah Sea Minerals™ to our offering of OMRI Listed® products is another huge step for us,” said James Crawford, Bulk Sales Manager for TMR. “Now that Utah Sea Minerals™ is OMRI Listed®, we have two ingredients we can offer manufacturers that they can use to fortify and enhance their organic products. Each complex is unique in its own way, but the benefit is that they both contain an all-natural mineral profile of over 72 ionic trace minerals that have been harvested from the Great Salt Lake.”
The uniqueness Crawford referred to applies to both Utah Sea Minerals™ and ConcenTrace®. ConcenTrace has been OMRI Listed® since 2012 and is very similar to Utah Sea Minerals™. The basic difference is Utah Sea Minerals is simply seawater from the Great Salt Lake that is naturally higher in sodium. Conversely, ConcenTrace® is seawater that has gone through a proprietary concentration process that causes the sodium to “fall out” so it’s 99.5 percent sodium free and more concentrated than Utah Sea Minerals™. Crawford added that the main reason TMR wanted to add Utah Sea Minerals™ to its OMRI Listed® offerings was because many manufacturers requested a higher sodium trace mineral complex.
In order to get both Utah Sea Minerals™ OMRI Listed®, TMR submitted product information to OMRI, including all ingredients and manufacturing processes. OMRI specialists reviewed the formula according to strict procedures and guidelines to determine compliance with NOP standards. Once a product is OMRI Listed®, farmers, processors, certifiers and home gardeners trust that it is allowed in USDA certified organic operations.
TMR chose OMRI because of its more than 2,500 listed products, 14 years of experience, and proven, ISO-accredited review procedures and because organic certifiers routinely reference the OMRI Products List to ensure that the ingredients they’re using are compliant with organic regulations.
Utah Sea Minerals™ is Non-GMO Project® Verified, certified vegan, gluten free, Kosher and Halal. For manufacturers, bulk pricing is available upon request by calling 800-624-7145 or emailing James Crawford at firstname.lastname@example.org. Utah Sea Minerals™ is also available in natural and specialty health food stores throughout the country and carries an MSRP of $11.39 for a 16 ounce, 48-serving bottle and $61.79 for a one gallon, 384-serving jug.
About OMRI—OMRI is a nonprofit organization that provides professional, independent, and transparent review of materials and processes to determine suitability for producing, processing and handling organic food and fiber. OMRI is recognized by the USDA National Organic Program as a reputable third party reviewer of inputs for organic use. For more information about OMRI, visit www.omri.org.
About TMR—Trace Minerals Research (www.traceminerals.com) is the ionic mineral supplement brand you’ve known and trusted for over 40 years. TMR is the exclusive provider of ConcenTrace® Trace Mineral Drops, an ionic, solar evaporated, GRAS-affirmed and food-grade, andNon-GMO Project Verified essential trace mineral complex that is harvested from the Great Salt Lake for food, beverage and dietary supplement use. ConcenTrace® is also the number one selling trace mineral in the natural products industry. TMR uses these naturally balanced, naturally occurring minerals as the basis for all products in its branded product line. Extensive research supports the need to keep minerals in proper balance throughout the body in order to achieve optimal health. Trace Minerals Research is focused solely on servicing the natural products industry and the company’s complete line of superior quality nutritional supplements is backed by a “Feel the Difference or Your Money Back” guarantee. In addition, TMR is Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) certified by the Natural Products Association™ (NPA) (www.npainfo.org) under the new Food and Drug Administration’s final cGMP rule [21 CFR 111] for dietary supplements and has been GMP certified since 2004.