Organic Farmers and Producers Have a New Option for Chelated Trace Minerals MINTREX® Zn, MINTREX® Cu and MINTREX® Mn Now Part of the OMRI Products List

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Novus is proud to announce that the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) has determined that its chelated trace mineral products MINTREX® Zn, MINTREX® Cu and MINTREX® Mn have met the compliance requirements outlined in the official OMRI Policy Manual and that these products now are listed for use in organic production. All three MINTREX formulations will be added to the OMRI Products List under the General Materials Listing: NOP: Minerals – Feed, Class: Livestock and Feed Ingredients.

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"We are thrilled to receive this listing from OMRI for MINTREX," notes Sangeeta Singh, Global Minerals Product Manager for Novus. "The benefits that MINTREX offers to producers are unparalleled. MINTREX is not only exceptional in its ability to optimize nutrition and support animal health and performance, but also in its ability to positively impact the environment."

Novus submitted the application for MINTREX to the OMRI in February and received OMRI listed status in late September. This status applies to use of MINTREX in the U.S. market.

MINTREX is a chelated trace mineral that has an official ingredient definition in the Official Publication of the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). MINTREX products are produced to ensure compliance with stringent global standards providing safe and high-quality trace mineral solutions. MINTREX also received the 2012 North American Animal Feed Ingredients Product Differentiation Excellence Award. To learn more about Novus's minerals solutions, visit the company's corporate web site at www.novusint.com.

About Novus International, Inc.
Novus International, Inc. is headquartered in metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. and serves customers in nearly 100 countries around the world. A global leader in developing animal health and nutrition solutions, Novus's products include ALIMET® and MHA® feed supplements, ACTIVATE® nutritional feed acid, ACIDOMIX® preservative premixture, ADVENT® coccidiosis control, CIBENZA® feed additive, MINTREX® chelated trace mineral, SANTOQUIN® feed preservative, MERA™MET aquaculture feed additive, AGRADO® feed antioxidant and many other specialty ingredients. Stratum® Nutrition, a division of Novus Nutrition Brands, LLC, focuses on human nutrition through specialty and functional ingredients for manufacturers of foods, beverages and dietary supplements (www.stratumnutrition.com). Novus is privately owned by Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc. and Nippon Soda Co., Ltd. For more information visit www.novusint.com.

®NOVUS, ALIMET, MHA, ACTIVATE, ACIDOMIX, CIBENZA, MAAC, MINTREX, SANTOQUIN and AGRADO are trademarks of Novus International, Inc. and are registered in the United States and other countries. ®ADVENT is a trademark of Viridus Animal Health, LLC, and is registered in the United States and other countries. ®STRATUM NUTRITION is a trademark of Novus Nutrition Brands, LLC, and is registered in the United States and other countries. ®PREVIDA is a registered trademark of TIN, Inc.  ™MERA and SOLUTIONS SERVICE SUSTAINABILITY are trademarks of Novus International, Inc. © 2013 Novus International, Inc. All rights reserved.

Contacts: Tracy Barfield
636.794.2411
tracy.barfield@novusint.com

Barbara Hansen
636.926.7436
barbara.hansen@novusint.com

SOURCE Novus International, Inc.



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