USANA Health Sciences Now Offering Kosher Certified Products

Another Personalization Option For Consumers 
SALT LAKE CITY, March 1, 2013 /CNW/ - USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: 
USNA), a global nutritional company, is expanding its personalization options 
by offering a number of OK branded kosher certified products. The OK symbol is 
recognized and accepted worldwide by health conscious consumers, people with 
food allergies, and vegans. 
"We understand and strive to meet the specific needs of our customers in all 
the countries and markets we represent," says Dr. John Cuomo, USANA's 
executive director of product development and technology. "We are excited to 
offer the kosher certification to provide our customers with another option in 
personalizing their nutrition." 
To be certified with the Organized Kashrut Laboratories (the OK) symbol 
requires that no animal derived ingredients be used in USANA's production 
practices. In addition, the leading supplement supplier must uphold strict 
guidelines in its manufacturing processes, including an annual inspection of 
the facility, a monthly inspection from a local rabbi and solid documentation 
of every batch of raw ingredients used in kosher products. 
"All of us here at USANA have proved time and again that we will do whatever 
it takes to ensure the quality of our products," says Dr. Carsten Smidt, 
USANA's vice president of research and development. "This certification 
reinforces our already stringent standards in the cleanliness of our process, 
our documentation, and adherence to good manufacturing (GMP) protocols." 
The list of USANA products that feature the OK kosher symbol and the countries 
in which they are available is as follows: 

    --  Active Calcium™
        — United States, Australia/New Zealand
    --  Active Calcium Plus — Canada
    --  Active Calcium Chewable
        — United States, Canada, Australia/New Zealand
    --  Ginkgo-PS™
        — United States, Canada, Australia/New Zealand
    --  Visionex®
        — United States, Canada, Australia/New Zealand
    --  Essentials Kosher, which consist of Mega Antioxidant without
        Vitamin K and a unique Chelated Mineral formula — United
    --  Vitamin D — Canada, Australia/New Zealand

About USANA Founded in 1992, USANA Health Sciences (NYSE: USNA) is a 
U.S.-based nutritional company that manufactures high-quality supplements and 
personal care, energy and weight-management products in its FDA-registered 
facility in Salt Lake City. USANA's products, tested by NSF International and 
used by more than 600 professional athletes, are developed by the company's 
award-winning team of scientists and sold directly to Preferred Customers and 
Associates in 18 international markets.

USANA is the No. 1 Rated Brand in Direct Sales Based on Customer Satisfaction 
in's 2013 Survey of Vitamin and Supplement Users. Named one of 
Outside magazine's "Best Places to Work" for four consecutive years, USANA has 
received more than 100 state, national and international accolades, including 
Utah Best of State, Stevie Awards, Australian Business Awards, NutriSearch 
Editor's Choice and others. Learn more about USANA ( and the 
USANA True Health Foundation (, stay current with the 
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Media Contact: Ashley Collins Executive Director of PR, Social Media and 
Communications USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (801) 954-7629 

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