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Scoular Signs Agreement to Market Smart Salt in North America

July 15, 2010

Superior Salt Alternative Reduces up to 60 Percent of Sodium in Foods

OMAHA, NE- The Scoular Company, a supplier of ingredients to the food industry, announced today it will serve as a North American marketer of Smart Salt, a superior salt alternative based on natural minerals. After 15 years of research and development, Smart Salt emerges as a superior salt that is designed to meet the long-awaited need in the food industry to reduce the high sodium content in foods.

Scoular will be promoting Smart Salt at the IFT Annual Food Expo to be held July 17-20 in Chicago where professionals involved in the science and business of food from around the world will gather to learn about the latest trends, newest products and recent scientific innovations.

“Scoular is committed to serving the food industry, and we continue to look for ways to use our strengths and leverage our relationships to provide ingredients that help our customers produce quality products for which there is strong consumer demand,” said Anne Brown, Senior Manager of Food Ingredients. “We are very pleased to work closely with Smart Salt, Inc. to provide our customers with a product that reduces the amount of sodium in foods, up to 60 percent, without compromising the functionalities of salt, including taste, texture and preservation.”

“Smart Salt, based on magnesal, is a patented technology for a co-crystal that is primarily based on magnesium, a desirable mineral often deficient in our diets,” said Deborah Rolf, Executive Vice President, Americas-Smart Salt, Inc. “With the common name of magnesal, this innovative sodium alternative provides an unsurpassed level of taste enhancement and functionality that allows flexibility and perfect optimization, with reformulation, in a multitude of applications.”

In addition to Smart Salt, Scoular supplies a wide variety of ingredients to the food industry, including proteins, fibers, specialty flours and oils, starches and more. From more than 60 locations across North America, more than 600 Scoular employees tailor risk-management solutions for their customers by buying, selling, storing, and transporting grain and ingredients for use in feed, food and renewable fuel markets worldwide.

Founded and incorporated in California by Juhani Maki and Tapio Maki, Smart Salt, Inc. holds the intellectual property rights on an innovative sodium reduction system developed in Finland by founder and scientist, Juhani Maki, Ph.L. Smart Salt strives to deliver leading edge technology with tailored solutions in response to the new mandated reduction of sodium in the food and beverage industry. For more information, visit Smart Salt at