Andean Grain Products Ltd and Bioriginal Europe/Asia B.V. Announce Partnership for Chia Oil in Europe

Den Bommel, NL – febr 8 2016

Andean Grain Products Ltd. (“Andean Grain”) and Bioriginal Europe/Asia B.V. (“Bioriginal”) announce a partnership to produce and market cold pressed chia oil, following Andean Grain’s recent approval under European Union Novel Food regulations to legally market chia oil within Europe.

The partnership brings together Andean Grain’s strength in producing and supplying chia seed with Bioriginal’s in-depth expertise in the production of Omega ingredients and oils. Together ensuring full traceability and the highest standards in chia oil production.

“We are proud to offer the highest quality chia oil available on the market and are thrilled to be working with Bioriginal, who share our passion for nutritious and heart-healthy Omega-3 products”, said Thomas Spillane, Director of Andean Grain Products Ltd., based in London.

Andean Grain produces sustainable chia directly from the foothills of the Andes Mountains in South America and processes it via a cold pressing process that ensures it retains its impressive nutritional properties. Their chia oil contains 63-64% Omega-3 fatty acids (ALA), and approximately 20% Omega-6 fatty acids, together with high levels of antioxidants and other nutrients.

Chia oil also has a variety of applications, such as a nutritional addition to foods and beverages, consumed directly, processed into softgels for a food supplement and numerous applications in cosmetic and skin care products.

“The collaboration with Andean Grain has been wonderful, and we look forward to creating a market success together with this beautiful high quality and versatile product”, said René Van Hoorn, Director Infant Milk Formula / Natural & Organic for Bioriginal.

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Andean Grain Products is dedicated to producing and supplying the highest quality superfoods from the Andean region of South America including chia seed, quinoa, maca and maqui berry. Andean Grain Products produces from farms located in Argentina in the foothills of the Andes mountain range and sources and contracts production from independent farmers in Argentina, Bolivia, Chia and Peru that share our values of environmental sustainability and having a positive impact on the local communities in which we work. Andean Grain Products exports container load volumes of its products in bulk directly from South America to customers across the globe, as well as supplies smaller volumes from its warehouse located in Belgium. In addition to bulk packaging, Andean Grain Products offers private label retail packaging as well as the products under its own brand, “Andean Sol”. Andean Grain Products handles all commercial sales from its office located in London, United Kingdom. Export operations are handled from offices and facilities located in Argentina and small volumes sales from its warehouse located in Antwerp, Belgium. For more information, please visit

For additional information, please contact:

Thomas Spillane
Andean Grain Products Ltd.
Phone: +44(0)207 193 6382

Bioriginal is a global leader in delivering complete omega solutions to the food and nutraceutical industries. With over 20 years of global expertise in plant and marine-based omegas, Bioriginal has carved out a niche by scientifically combining ingredients from all over the world, directly from the source, to create unique and efficacious solutions. Bioriginal has developed proprietary methods and systems to provide customized turnkey solutions for our customers that help them compete and win in a highly competitive space. Bioriginal is headquartered in Saskatoon, Canada, with facilities in Europe, Asia and North America, and is a subsidiary of Omega Protein Corporation. For more information, please visit

Omega Protein Corporation’s Human Nutrition division includes Bioriginal Food & Science Corp. (Bioriginal) and Nutegrity. Their ingredient portfolios include three primary lines: protein products, specialty omega ingredients and other nutraceutical ingredients. Nutegrity™ represents the combined expertise of Cyvex Nutrition (botanicals and fish oils), Wisconsin Specialty Protein (dairy ingredients), and InCon Processing (molecular distillation).

For additional information, please contact:

Rene van Hoorn
Director Infant Milk Formula / Natural & Organic
Bioriginal Europe/Asia B.V.
Phone: +31 610395381

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