Netherlands-based Reverdia has announced that it has been awarded Halal and Kosher certifications for its Biosuccinium S grade of bio-succinic acid. Reverdia is a joint venture between Netherlands-headed Royal DSM, a global life- and materials sciences company, and France-headed Roquette Frères, a global starch and starch-derivatives company for the production, commercialization and market development of Biosuccinium, a sustainable succinic acid.
The speciality grade, which is registered under the ECOCERT Natural and Organic Cosmetics Standard as 100 percent natural origin, is designed for markets which require high quality and purity.
Biosuccinium S is an active ingredient in health and beauty products. Its derivatives can be used in a wide variety of markets. Consumer applications down the value chain include personal care and pharmaceuticals through to food and flavours. Reverdia’s new certifications mean that it can now offer its global supply for the growing Halal and Kosher consumer segments.
Our customers require that we meet Halal and Kosher standards so that they can reach additional markets, unlocking new regions and applications. These regulated markets are increasingly important drivers for sectors other than food, such as pharmaceuticals, oral care and cosmetics. We are happy to announce that our Biosuccinium S grade, which is fully renewable and made from 100 percent natural resources, is now available to our clients in these important sectors, said Marcel Lubben, President of Reverdia.
The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America granted Kosher certification to Reverdia’s Biosuccinium S, produced in its Cassano production plant in Italy. The Halal certification has been approved by the Halal Correct Certification Foundation based in Leiden, the Netherlands.