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BI Nutraceuticals Receives an NSF Gluten-Free Certification

LONG BEACH, CA, September 4, 2012 — BI Nutraceuticals, the largest supplier of botanical ingredients in the U.S., recently received Gluten Free Certification for their Long Beach, CA facility through NSF International. The certificate was issued on August 30, 2012, number C0122374-GLTFHGPC-2. NSF is an international and independent public health and safety organization that ensures a triple-verified gluten-free label. Being Gluten Free certifies that BI is adhering to a rigorous certification process that includes science-based annual inspections, ingredient verification, random product testing, and announced audits. This latest certification adds to BI’s long-standing reputation of quality and transparency.

"BI is responding to a profound growth within the industry for certified gluten-free products, and now the Gluten Free certification brings an added level of trust and transparency to a new demand in the market," said Randy Kreinbrink, Director of Marketing for BI.

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 www.binutraceuticals.com.

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