Berg Imports and Immitec Norge Announce YTE® Production Shift to the U.S.
Ann Arbor, Michigan – July 23, 2017 – Berg Imports LLC signed an exclusive agreement with Immitec Norge AS to relocate production of the company’s proprietary Young Tissue Extract (YTE®) ingredient to the United States, with operations and distribution in the USA solely managed by Berg Imports.
Immitec’s YTE® has been the subject of nutritional research and scientific inquiry for over 30 years. For the last 15 years, YTE® has been the foundation of successful dietary supplements marketed by Immitec (formerly Med-Eq,) in Norway and greater Scandinavia, and by a number of brands Internationally.
Berg Imports LLC has been the exclusive U.S. distributor of YTE® in North America since 2010. The company’s U.S. production facilities are located in Iowa via direct farmer partnership, providing for full vertical oversight, increased production capacity and flexible manufacturing campaigns.
“U.S. production of YTE® will ease the historic supply restrictions that may have kept some brands out of the market,” said Berg president, Cai Berg. “This agreement allows us to produce and distribute a real ‘farm-to-format’ ingredient to the world with full vertical supply chain management.”
“Immitec is pleased to enter this agreement with Berg Imports,” said Kjell Jakobsen, Immitec’s director . “Moving production to the U.S. under Berg’s direction secures the future of this unique dietary ingredient on the world market.”
YTE® is a freeze-dried fertilized egg extract collected with precise timing to yield a natural concentration of vitamins, minerals and growth factors not found in common egg protein. YTE® is GRAS-affirmed for use in foods, supplements and beverages.
Berg Imports LLC is a manufacturer representative, import/export and distribution company based in Ann Arbor, MI., dedicated to lead-market suppliers of precision, evidence-based and pharma-refined dietary ingredients.
Immitec Norge AS is one of the first evidence-based consumer health and medical supplement companies in the Scandinavian region. Immitec’s comprehensive and innovative portfolio includes consumer health and medical nutrition brands recommended by healthcare professionals worldwide.
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