RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, CALIFORNIA – BI, a global full-service supplier of plant-based ingredients, announced that its hemp ingredients are Identilok® tested and approved. Recently introduced at the 2019 SupplySide West Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, BI’s new hemp ingredients follow suit with its offering of more than 200 ingredients that have been test for safety and quality using the company’s unique Identilok® species identification process.
BI works with qualified suppliers to source high quality ingredients, which are validated through its extensive testing methods, including heavy metals, pesticides and irradiation. All of BI’s ingredients, including its new hemp product line, are guaranteed the highest levels of product purity, authenticity, and cleanliness using Identilok® testing. The testing includes DNA, HPTLC, Microscopic Image Analysis, Organoleptic Testing and Macroscopic Taxonomy, as well as TLC, FTIR, HPLC, and GC as required. BI is unique in being able to offer hemp ingredients that are Identilok® tested and approved.
Due to the quality variance in the botanical supply chain, BI has long advocated for the validation of testing– and it is no different for the hemp market. Validation is extremely important considering the diversity of hemp ingredients in the current market. All of BI’s hemp offerings exceed quality standards for the United States, which is critical for a markets concerned with cross contamination or lower quality offerings.
BI offers a variety of hemp formats, including a powder extract, soft extract, powder, granule, tea cut, and protein concentrate.
To learn more about BI’s hemp ingredients, visit www.botanicals.com.
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 www.botanicals.com.