Wednesday, April 29, 2009
OFFICIAL STATEMENT - SWINE FLU
From ORGANIC FOOD BAR, Inc. Founder and President, Dr. Jack J. Singh
To our beloved customers,
I am taking the time to write to you today to allay any concerns you may have about our products being directly, or peripherally, affected by the recent outbreak of swine flu. We care about you, our customers, like no other food company. And, we are here to protect your, and your family's, health and wellbeing.
My letter comes on the heels of some deeply disturbing news out of Texas that a Mexican toddler who came to the United States with his family to visit relatives in Texas has died in Houston of the swine flu. This is the first confirmed death from swine flu in the U.S.
This global pandemic impresses upon us, yet again, that commercial, conventional food production too often puts our health, and the health of our children, at grave risk. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that swine flu should not reach you through food, but that is based on the limited information they have. Dr. Richard E. Besser, the acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, had some unsettling words in a news conference Wednesday: “[Our data] are almost out of date by the time we state them."
We will say, with categorical confidence, that all of our ORGANIC FOOD BAR products are completely safe. ORGANIC FOOD BAR products will not be affected by this outbreak, because ORGANIC FOOD BAR has never – and will never – use any animal products in any of our bars. Moreover, ORGANIC FOOD BAR, Inc. goes to extraordinary lengths and expense to ensure our 100% certified organic ingredients are sourced from the finest, highest-quality, cleanest and most trustworthy sources in the U.S., Canada and Europe. And we take a step that no other bar company does:
Our products are handcrafted on site in a certified organic and kosher facility that adheres to superlative standards of quality, unsurpassed in the industry.
This health crisis further demonstrates how important it is to know where your food comes from and how to protect yourself. We here at ORGANIC FOOD BAR want to take this opportunity to implore you to eat foods that are grown close to home. Frequent farmers markets. Eat organic. Absolutely limit the amount of meat you consume, and when you do, make sure it is free-range, as local as possible – and free from antibiotics and other harmful chemicals.
Below, I have included some additional, helpful information for you – to help further protect your, and your family's, health during this difficult and uncertain time.
You will be pleased to know that not only are our products 100% safe, they can actually help your body defend against viral infections. Our new ORGANIC FOOD BAR - ONE Chocolate Macaroon bars contain "GanedenBC30," which as you will learn below may help support the immune system when faced with viral challenges.
We are here for you. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns whatsoever: 800.246.4685.
Here's to your health.
Dr. Jack J. Singh
ORGANIC FOOD BAR, Inc.
The media is providing us with 24 hour coverage about how the swine flu is spreading. And, the only suggestions from health officials are essentially related to better hygiene. We are actively taking steps to get the word out about the work we are doing showing that GanedenBC30 may help support the immune system when faced with viral challenges. The media attention has made it clear that there is no "season" for immune health - it is always immune health season and your product that contains GanedenBC30 can play a vital role in supporting the healthy immune systems of consumers. We believe that consumers need to be educated that there is more they can do than wash their hands and hope - we hope you take this opportunity to educate your consumers what an important role your product can play in their daily routine.
OUR NEW ORGANIC FOOD BAR ONE - Chocolate Macaroon bar contains the remarkable GanedenBC30. Stock up on a supply of OFB ONE bars to ensure you have a safe supply on hand at all times. (Order Here)
There has been a number of studies that support the proposition that GanedenBC30 may improve immune system response to viral challenges. Below are the summaries of three of these studies. A Patented Strain of Bacillus coagulans Increased Immune Response to Viral Challenge. Ingesting 2 billion CFU’s per day of GanedenBC30 is a safe and effective therapeutic option for enhancing T-cell response to certain viral respiratory tract infection (Influenza A (Texas Strain) and the Adenovirus). Blood drawn from healthy people taking GanedenBC30 for 30 days exhibited a 119.7%-6,958.7% increase with an average of 1,709% in TNF-alpha levels following exposure to Influenza A vs. blood taken before GanedenBC30 supplementation. The link to the PubMed reference is: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19332969?ordinalpos=2&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSu
Our press release on the study results can be found in numerous places, including:http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS168506+12-Mar-2009+PRN20090312 A Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Effects of GanedenBC30 on The Immune System. Ingesting 500 million CFU’s per day of GanedenBC30 boosts the immune system when challenged both with the Adenovirus and Influenza A (Texas Strain). In addition, an increase in the percentage of CD3CD69 cells was seen, demonstrating an ability to increase T-lymphocyte activity. Protective Effects Of The Ganeden Probiotic Preparation On Influenza Virus Infected Mice. GanedenBC30 showed mucosal protection against lethal strains of Influenza (H3N2 and H1N1).
The test was designed to kill all the mice in the study after 10 days. Mice treated with the probiotic preparation survived substantially longer than the control group, which is a significant milestone in probiotic immunology.
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