VIOBIN USA, a leader in the manufacture of nutritional extracts and defatted wheat germ for over 75 years, was founded in 1936 by Mr. Ezra Levin whose strong commitment to nutrition, quality, and good health led VIOBIN Corporation into the manufacture of drugs, health food products, and nutritional supplements. Mr. Levin was truly a man ahead of his time; he developed a cholesterol-free defatted egg powder long before the modern day excitement over cholesterol. Also in the 1950’s he pioneered methods for production of fish protein concentrate in an effort to fulfill his vision of feeding impoverished peoples all over the world. The next several decades molded VIOBIN into our present day role as the leading manufacturer in the United States of Wheat Germ Oil and Defatted Wheat Germ.
In December of 1996, McShares Incorporated of Salina, Kansas, purchased VIOBIN Corporation to increase and diversify its presence in the nutritional field; changing our name to VIOBIN USA. In May of 2010, VIOBIN USA achieved FSSC 22000 Certification. Our ongoing HACCP program and in-house Sanitation and Quality Assurance departments enforce VIOBIN’s commitment to supply our customers with the highest quality ingredients and products. At VIOBIN USA, our lean manufacturing continually drives improvements to our products and processes. Located in Monticello, Illinois, our products are sold and shipped throughout the U.S and the world.
VIOBIN USA’S core products are:
Wheat Germ Oil (WGO) – An unrefined, nutritionally rich vegetable oil which supplements today’s diets of over processed and vitamin deficient foods. This product contains necessary staples for both humans and animals and can be found in many health food and animal nutrition stores. VIOBIN’s refined wheat germ oil is a common constituent of many premium cosmetic and hair care products.
Defatted Wheat Germ (DWG) – High fiber, high protein, low fat ingredient used in many of the most successful brands of crackers, cereals, baking mixes doughnuts, and nutrition bars worldwide.
VIOBIN USA also offers custom blending and extraction along with pilot plant services. Contact us for more information.