LONG BEACH, Calif., August 21, 2006 - BI Nutraceuticals, the leading supplier of quality raw materials and custom blends for 30 years, will be hosting a VendorWorks session at the SupplySide West International Tradeshow and Conference in Las Vegas, NV, entitled "Protexx HP(TM): Sterilization Comes Clean" on Friday, October 20, 2006, from 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. at booth #7083 on the show floor.
Rupa Das, vice president of global quality and compliance, will highlight the benefits of using super-heated dry steam to sterilize raw botanicals verses other methods such as ethylene oxide and gamma irradiation.
"We spent five years studying alternative ways to lower microbial load in raw botanicals, and found that steam sterilization delivered maximum reduction in potential contaminants while preserving the
color, flavor and bioactive components of the material," stated Das.
"Our Protexx HP system is not only the most safe and effective choice for sterilization, but product manufacturers who use materials that have been sterilized with steam can feel completely confident in claiming their products are healthy and all-natural."
BI Nutraceuticals, headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., 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 and other specialty supplements. 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(R) species identification process. The company has also developed a proprietary process, UltraHD(R), which creates high-density herbal powders allowing for superior flow and less dusting during the manufacturing process. Additionally, BI Nutraceuticals offers several value-added services including particle engineering, drum to hopper formulas and steam sterilization via the company's Protexx HP(TM) process. For more information visit
www.botanicals.com or stop by booth #6071 at SupplySide West.
The SupplySide West trade show is dedicated to bringing together manufacturers and suppliers in the dietary supplement, food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. The event provides a unique opportunity for an executive level exchange of ideas, goods and services not available through other any other business-to-business event. SupplySide West offers three days of informative seminars and exhibitions tailored to the specific needs of supply chain executives. For more information visit www.supplysideshow.com/west.
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