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Courtney Jacobs

BI Nutraceuticals to Feature Nutrition Bar Samples and More at IFT Booth #5453

LONG BEACH, CA, May 31, 2011 — BI Nutraceuticals will be showcasing nutrition bars made from the company’s most popular ingredient offerings at the 2011 IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo being held June 11 – 14 in New Orleans. Individuals wishing to sample the chocolate/quinoa, blueberry/chia or baobab/yogurt nutrition bars - or gather information about the company’s more than 200 GRAS ingredients that can be used in a variety of functional food and beverage applications - can visit BI’s booth #5453.

The company will also be highlighting its achievement of a SQF 2000 (Safe Quality Food) certificate from NSF. The SQF program provides independent certification that a supplier's food safety and quality management systems comply with international and domestic food safety regulations. Receiving this certification provides an additional level of assurance and commitment to BI’s customers that the company’s ingredients have been produced, processed, prepared and handled according to the highest possible quality standards across all levels of the supply chain.

Finally, the company will be introducing its newest team member, Alison Raban, a Food Technologist charged with product development and creating custom solutions for BI’s food and beverage clients. Alison's expertise spans both the QA/QC and R&D areas and she enthusiastically looks forward to meeting attendees and understanding the most pressing challenges impacting today’s food and beverage manufacturers.

To learn more about BI Nutraceuticals’ extensive line of GRAS ingredients, visit booth #5453 at IFT or visit

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

About IFT and its Annual Meeting & Food Expo
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is an international, non-profit professional organization for the advancement of food science and technology. For more than 70 years, it has been helping members from more than 100 countries connect both in person, through scientific and technical education venues and forums, and virtually, through publications and other resources. Its Annual Meeting & Food Expo is an important event for professionals involved in food science and technology as it features the industry’s largest collection of food ingredients, equipment, and packaging suppliers. Visit for more information.

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