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Novus Manufacturing Receives Outstanding Performance Award

--Commitment to Quality Recognized by Ministry of Agriculture in Shanghai, China-- 

Saint Louis, Missouri (April 16, 2014) — The Novus International, Inc., manufacturing plant in Shanghai, China was awarded the 2013 Annual Agricultural Product Quality Safety Supervision Outstanding Performance Award and recognized as “Class A Enterprise”  by the local Ministry of Agriculture.

“These two awards are recognition of the outstanding accomplishments of the Shanghai plant team in raw material and finished product quality control and safety, warehouse management, material traceability, and QC lab management,” said plant manager Kenny Xie.

Novus is one of only 2 companies in the district to receive the Outstanding Performance Award from the Shanghai Jiading Ministry of Agriculture. In addition, only 12% of the 157 feed companies in Shanghai joined Novus in receiving the “Class A Enterprise” rating, the highest rating possible.  

Novus places utmost emphasis on quality in all manufacturing and supply processes, encompassed in the Novus Quality System (NQS). In many cases, the standards that Novus sets for itself in the NQS are higher than local standards required in certain countries in which Novus operates. Novus’s plants adhere to nine different third party certification programs to ensure quality in all aspects of Novus’s operations in 24 separate certification programs around the world.

About Novus International, Inc.

Novus International, Inc. is headquartered in metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. and serves customers in nearly 100 countries around the world. A global leader in developing animal health and nutrition solutions, Novus’s products include ALIMET® and MHA® feed supplements, ACTIVATE® nutritional feed acid, ACIDOMIX® preservative premixture, CIBENZA® feed additive, MINTREX® chelated trace mineral, SANTOQUIN® feed preservative, MERA™Met aquaculture feed additive, AGRADO® feed antioxidant and many other specialty ingredients. Stratum Nutrition, a division of Novus Nutrition Brands, LLC, focuses on human nutrition through specialty and functional ingredients for manufacturers of foods, beverages and dietary supplements (www.stratumnutrition.com).

Novus is privately owned by Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc. and Nippon Soda Co., Ltd. For more information visit www.novusint.com. ©2014 Novus International, Inc. All rights reserved.