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Perrigo receives final approval for generic Zantac 150

BY Michael Johnsen

ALLEGAN, Mich. — Perrigo on Monday announced that it has received final approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its abbreviated new drug application for over-the-counter ranitidine 150 (regular and cool mint), a generic version of Zantac 150.

Zantac 150 has annual sales of approximately $110 million, as measured by SymphonyIRI Group, Perrigo reported.

"This approval is the first from our Allegan, Mich., facility since the company returned to acceptable regulatory status. It is another example of Perrigo’s commitment to bring new products to market,” Perrigo chairman and CEO Joseph Papa said.

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NSF International says Nordic Naturals facility complies with GMP

BY Michael Johnsen

WATSONVILLE, Calif. — Nordic Naturals on Tuesday announced the company has earned certification from NSF International, verifying that its new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design corporate headquarters complies with good manufacturing practices.

"NSF’s exceptional commitment to public safety is in line with our own values and Nordic Naturals’ mission to deliver pure, safe and effective omega oils worldwide,” stated Joar Opheim, Nordic CEO.

Along with its NSF certification, Nordic Naturals’ new headquarters also is registered with the U.S. Green Building Council as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design project and is slated for LEED Gold certification.

Nordic Naturals’ former facility also was GMP certified, however, new certification was required when the company moved its headquarters in February. NSF audits businesses every six months in order to maintain their certification. Nordic Naturals’ current GMP certification is available to view at NSF’s website.

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Clif Bar launches social site Meet the Moment

BY Michael Johnsen

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Clif Bar on Monday introduced Meet the Moment, a social site where people can share inspiring athletic photos and stories of accomplishment.

As part of the site launch, at MeettheMoment.com, Clif Bar will award three people who upload the most inspirational and creative moments by July 31 an opportunity to pursue their dream adventure. Each winner will select the adventure of their choice (up to a maximum value of $12,000).

To protect the places people play, Clif Bar also will donate $5 to 1-of-5 nonprofits dedicated to protecting outdoor places each time someone creates and uploads their first “moment.” To further support these conservation and preservation efforts, Clif Bar will double its contribution to each nonprofit if people submit 10,000 moments by July 31. All told, Clif Bar could contribute up to $125,000 to the five organizations, the supplier stated.

The five nonprofit beneficiaries that people can select from to direct a $5 Clif Bar donation on their behalf — Leave No Trace, International Mountain Biking Association, Surfrider Foundation, Access Fund and Winter Wildlands Alliance — were chosen for their focus on protecting the places where people "Meet the Moment" and their dedication to ensuring that outdoor spaces will be preserved for future generations to experience their own moments.

Meet the Moment will culminate Oct. 1 with Clif Bar’s first National Day of Action, an inspirational day of volunteer activities making a positive and lasting impact on the outdoor places and spaces where memorable moments occur every day.

Check out the Meet the Moment video here.

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