BLAINVILLE, Qc, Sept. 13, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Duchesnay, the first Canadian pharmaceutical company to have been granted Kosher
certification from the Kashruth Council of Canada (COR) for its prenatal multivitamins PregVit® and PregVit folic 5®, has announced that it has now received confirmation that the two
products are chometz free and in full compliance with Passover
Therefore a new Chometz-free COR symbol has been provided to Duchesnay
and will appear on the revised PregVit® and PregVit folic 5® packaging before next Passover. In the meantime, Canadian women who
will use the current PregVit® and PregVit folic 5® packaging can rest assured that their prenatal/postpartum multivitamins
are suitable for Passover, even though the Chometz-free status is not
reflected in the current COR symbol appearing on the packaging.
"We are very pleased that Jewish communities in North America have
access to prenatal multivitamins that fully meet our traditional
standards. We are grateful that Duchesnay acknowledges the importance
of such products in Jewish observance", stated Rabbi Sholom H Adler,
Director of Industrial Kosher - COR Kashruth Council of Canada.
"Duchesnay is proud to work at developing health products that meet the
needs of women from various cultural or religious communities. It
reflects the Canadian cultural reality and its influence on the market
dynamic, including the health product sector" stated Carole Boyer,
Vice-President of Corporate Affairs at Duchesnay. "Moreover, by making
health products such as PregVit® and PregVit folic5® compliant with Kosher and Passover requirements, we also meet the needs
of thousands of women with celiac disease or with lactose intolerance,
since our products do not contain gluten, lactose or tartrazine",
concluded Carole Boyer.
PregVit® and PregVit folic 5® are provided on prescription only. Women planning a pregnancy should
discuss with their attending healthcare professional which PregVit® or PregVit folic 5® multivitamin supplement should help them achieve the level of folic
acid they need according to their specific health status.
About Duchesnay Inc.
Duchesnay Inc. is a Canadian specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to work at
filling the existing gap in terms of scientific research, education and
evidence-based information, and to develop safe and effective
pharmacological solutions for use during pregnancy and lactation.
Image with caption: "PregVit® and PregVit folic 5® Canadian prenatal multivitamins certified Kosher and Chometz free (CNW Group/Duchesnay inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20110913_C2525_PHOTO_EN_3082.jpg
SOURCE Duchesnay inc.
For further information:
Carole Boyer, Vice-president, corporate affairs
1 877 833-7734
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