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Courtney Morton

Ms. Rupa Das to Speak at SupplySide West and the AOAC International Annual Meeting

LONG BEACH, CA, September 21, 2015 — BI Nutraceuticals’ Vice President of Global Quality and Compliance Ms. Rupa Das will be participating in two upcoming roundtable sessions focused on ingredient testing methods and the resources required for dietary supplement manufacturers to meet cGMP regulations. The sessions entitled, “Analytical Roundtable for Regulators and the Regulated: Analytical Laboratories and the Dietary Supplement cGMP Challenge” will take place on Wednesday, September 30 from 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. at the AOAC International Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA and Thursday, October 8 from 9 – 11:30 a.m. at SupplySide West in Las Vegas, NV.

These roundtables will help provide a breakdown of the regulatory landscape and what ingredient testing methods and subsequent resources are necessary to meet these regulations. Content will cover identity testing requirements, reasonably anticipated contaminants, standard operating procedures, vertification and validation, and qualification of standards and reference materials. Ms. Das will specifically be discussing botanical ingredient testing methodologies in these sessions.

Ms. Das has more than 20 years of quality and regulatory compliance management experience in the dietary supplement and personal care product industries. She is a certified GMP auditor and is involved at different levels with leading industry organizations. Prior to her work in the industry, she was a chemistry lecturer at several California State Universities.

About AOAC International Annual Meeting:
AOAC's Annual Meeting offers scientific sessions, roundtables, workshops, and poster presentations to meet a variety of analytical needs. This conference provides science-based research from the top scientists in the world; technical information about changes and advances in methodology; and access to techniques and applications. AOAC’s Annual Meeting will take place September 27-30 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. For more information visit

About SupplySide West:
SupplySide West is the world’s largest gathering of health ingredient suppliers and dietary supplement, food, beverage and cosmeceutical product manufacturers. The annual tradeshow and educational forum is all about the exploration, discovery, innovation and marketing strategy around the development of finished consumer goods that drive the global business economy. SupplySide West 2015 will be held October 5 – 9 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV. For more information 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

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