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Courtney Jacobs

BI Nutraceuticals’ Dorsey-Kockler to Speak on Gras Botanicals, Spices and Herbs at IFT’s Annual Wellness Conference

LONG BEACH, CA, and CHICAGO, IL, March 3, 2011— BI Nutraceuticals’ Product Manager, Angela Dorsey-Kockler, R.D., will discuss functional health benefits of botanicals as part of the Health Issues education track at the Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) Wellness 11 Conference at the InterContinental Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill. Dorsey-Kockler’s session “Spices, Herbs and GRAS Botanicals: A Natural Fountain of Functional Health” will run from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23.

Session attendees will hear Dorsey-Kockler’s overview of the world of botanicals, including discussion of botanical sourcing, harvesting and manufacturing. She will also share how botanicals can support functional health platforms, focusing on digestive health, heart health and improved cognition. Other speakers in the session are David Heber, PhD., M.D., UCLA Center for Human Nutrition and Diego Serrano, McCormick & Co., Inc.

Dorsey-Kockler's experience as a Registered Dietitian in the food and nutrition industry spans the public health, sales, and marketing arenas. As product manager for BI Nutraceuticals, she manages a large portfolio of botanical herbs and nutritional ingredients, positioning them for both the food and dietary supplement markets. She holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley.

About BI Nutraceuticals
BI Nutraceuticals is a global full-service supplier of dietary supplement and functional food ingredients including whole herb powders and teas, standardized and drug ratio extracts, custom blends, vitamins, minerals, drum to hopper custom blends, granular ingredients and other specialty processes including time released and encapsulated ingredients. The company currently offers more than 200 ingredients that have been determined as safe for use in foods and beverages by the FDA or FEMA, the Flavors and Extracts Manufacturers Association. Since 2002, BI has been an innovator in steam sterilization and the company's Protexx HP® process is currently the industry's only species-specific, organic sterilization method. All BI ingredients undergo stringent quality analysis that includes heavy metal, pesticide and irradiation testing. All herbal powder ingredients are also tested under the company's Identilok® species identification process. The company has also developed a proprietary process, UltraHD®, which creates high-density herbal powders allowing for superior flow and less dusting during the manufacturing process. For more information, visit

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