March 1, 2011/Prepared FoodsMagazine -- CP Kelco's KELCOGELÆ Gellan Gum has been listed as an allowable ingredient for use in organic foods and beverages by the USDA National Organic Program, under the guidelines established by the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). The CP Kelco regulatory and technical groups worked closely with the committee members of the NOSB to make sure they had the proper information to make this ruling. KELCOGEL Gellan Gum has unique suspension and versatile gelling performance that allows food and beverage manufactures to develop products with attributes demanded by today's consumers. Approved products are non-GMO, kosher- and halal-certified and can be used in vegetarian applications. CP Kelco, 630-355-2874,