Nutrition Business Journal

BI Nutraceuticals Solves Sterilization Issues With Super-Heated Steam

Q&A with George Pontiakos, President and CEO of BI Nutraceuticals

GP: Quality of raw materials and manufacturers is an increasingly important issue for many U.S. companies. There is a higher level of sophistication that requires more expertise on the botanical side. Species identification and irradiation, heavy metal and pesticide testing are becoming the minimum requirements for all suppliers. For botanical/herbal powders the biggest impact to the competitive environment has been finding solutions to eliminate irradiation and ethylene oxide (ETO) for micro

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