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About Santa Cruz Nutritionals
Experts in Gummy Delivery Systems
Santa Cruz Nutritionals is the world's leading manufacturer of enhanced confectionery delivery systems for the functional food and nutraceutical markets. Using its unique food science expertise and proprietary processes, the company has helped pioneer such products as calcium gummies, organic energy fruit jells and multi-vitamin jelly beans. In addition to supplemented products, Santa Cruz Nutritionals produces a variety of non-fortified gummy snacks and jelly beans, including organic and sugar-free products.
Santa Cruz Nutritionals manufactures nutraceuticals and confections in a 200,000+ square foot NSF certified manufacturing facility in Santa Cruz, California. The plant is free of proteins derived from the eight major allergenic foods: milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, or soybeans.
With 40 years of experience in the natural products industry, Santa Cruz Nutritionals focuses on providing the highest quality products. The company is NSF certified for Good Manufacturing Processes ("GMPs") for dietary supplements, received an “excellent” rating for Food Safety and Quality by NSF Cook and Thurber and is approved by Quality Assurance International (QAI) to manufacture organic products in compliance with the USDA’s National Organic Program standards. The facility is FDA-registered.
A Proud History
Santa Cruz Nutritionals was founded in 1968 by two local surfers, under the name Harmony Foods. Harmony Foods conceived and successfully marketed the first trail mixes, and were one of the earliest companies to produce gummy bears. Forty years later, the company continues the gummy tradition as the primary manufacturer of supplemented gummy and jelly bean products.