Portuguese microalgae producer, Allmicroalgae Natural Products S.A., has gained EU organic certification for their ALLMA Chlorella vulgaris microalgae. Received on 9th March 2018, this certification elevates Allmicroalgae’s offering to customers, being one of the very few European manufacturers producing organic certified Chlorella biomass.
Allmicroalgae’s organic certified Chlorella meets with rising consumer demand for organic, plant-based ingredients of good origin. In Europe, the market for organic foods continues to expand – Euromonitor International valued the European Organic Food & Beverages market at €13,823.3M in 2017, with a YOY increase of 6.6% on 2016. Plant-based diets are set to gain more traction in Europe, with Vegan product claims projected to grow steadily in Denmark (27%), Sweden (19%), France (11%) and Germany (8%) between 2018 – 2021 (Source: Euromonitor International).
– Gaining EU organic certification is another step in our commitment to provide appealing solutions for the most demanding consumers. We’re actively developing application concepts where Chlorella can provide valuable consumer benefits, such as vegan health foods and snack concepts, says Sofia Hoffmann de Mendonça, Business Development Manager from Allmicroalgae Natural Products S.A.
ALLMA Chlorella is cultivated in fully controlled closed systems and the quality of each batch is verified by 3rd party certified laboratories, enabling a pure, clean and safe product. The production site in Portugal enables transparency of ingredient origin, enforcing consumer trust. A 2016 global consumer study found 72% of all consumers “want to know everything that is going into my food” (Source: The Nielsen Company).
– Organic certification gives 3rd party verification, in addition to the currently implemented high quality standards; therefore, it further validates the quality of this new ALLMA Chlorella version, to show our commitment to premium quality and safety, and adaptability to the market demands, explains Sofia Hoffmann de Mendonça. Allmicroalgae provides a wide range of non-GMO microalgae solutions for multiple industries and varying customer needs. The company recently introduced fermentation technology in the Chlorella vulgaris production process, to complement their existing photobioreactor capacity. Fermentation production was adopted to increase volume capacity and speed of cultivation, and will be crucial to the production of omega-3 DHA/EPA strains for example, of which testing and production are also in their pipeline.
About Allmicroalgae Natural Products S.A.
Allmicroalgae Natural Products S.A. focuses on microalgae solutions for supplements, food, feed and cosmetic applications. At Allmicroalgae’s state-of-the-art Algafarm production facility in Leiria, 100 km north of Lisbon, Portugal, Chlorella vulgaris, Nannochloropsis oceanica, Phaeodactylum sp. and Tetraselmis sp. are cultivated in closed tube systems or fermentation vessels to minimise contaminants and ensure the highest purity. Microalgae deliver a wide range of nutrients including essential amino acids, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, carotenoids and other bioactive compounds. Allmicroalgae is ISO22000 certified to ensure safety and quality of all products. Being one of the few European producers of microalgae, Allmicroalgae sells directly from Portugal to the global market enabling competitive pricing and flexible volumes. The delivery of easy solutions for customers, as well as the testing of new microalgae species and product formats is ongoing. With a commitment to transparent operations and high safety standards, the company provides technical knowledge, information and expertise at every step.