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BI to Launch SQF Certified, FSMA and cGMP Compliant Hemp Product Line at 2019 SupplySide West

RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, CALIFORNIA – BI, the largest global supplier of plant-based dietary supplement and functional food ingredients, will be launching its new hemp product line at this year’s SupplySide West on October 17-18, 2019 at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada. Its new product line will include a Full Spectrum Hemp Extract Powder and several Hemp Protein Concentrates, available as conventional or organic. Attendees of SupplySide West will be able to preview BI’s new hemp product line, along with its newly released high nitrate arugula powder and fermented product applications, at booth #FiNA 2851.

Backed by over 40 years of experience, BI uniquely provides industry defining quality standards and technologies to a market replete with unsound manufacturing and inconsistent product. BI’s new hemp products undergo stringent quality analysis which includes heavy metals, pesticides, and the company’s Identilok® species identification process with DNA verification to guarantee the highest levels of product purity, authenticity, and cleanliness. It is treated with BI’s Protexx HP® Green Steam sterilization, a species-specific organic sterilization method with a validated kill step – not with irradiation, ETO, or Methyl Bromide.

“BI’s hemp products strictly adhere to the highest quality standards in the US, and redefines the hemp supplier market with a commitment to quality. It opens the door to those with interest in hemp applications that are concerned with quality, consistency, lead, heavy metals, pesticides, chain of custody, and sustainability to ensure the highest quality ingredient offering,” said George Pontiakos, President/CEO of BI. “BI’s new hemp product line is manufactured and tested in SQF certified, FSMA and cGMP compliant facilities, offering customers the safety, security, and peace of mind that BI has long been recognized for.”

BI’s Director of Extract Manufacturing, Mike Wagner, will serve as moderator at the SupplySide West Summit: CBD from Seed to Shelf: The Supply Side Story. The Summit will take place on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM on Level 3, South Seas E.

To learn more about BI’s new hemp product line or extensive portfolio of ingredients, visit them at SupplySide West booth #FiNA 2851 or

About BI

BI is a global full-service supplier of dietary supplement and functional food ingredients including plant-based powders and teas, standardized and ratio extracts, proteins, fibers, vitamin mineral premixes, custom blends, granular ingredients and other specialty processes. BI 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. In 2002, BI pioneered a steam sterilization process, known as Protexx HP® Green Steam™, which is the industry’s only species-specific, organic sterilization method with a validated kill step. All BI ingredients undergo stringent quality analysis that includes heavy metals, pesticides, irradiation, and Identilok®, BI’s 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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