Stratum Nutrition is Accepted as a Member of UNPA

St. Louis, MO (January 20, 2010) - Stratum Nutrition, a division of Novus International that focuses on human nutrition through specialty ingredients announces its membership in the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA). UNPA is an association of dietary supplement and functional food companies that share a commitment to provide consumers with natural health products of superior quality, benefit and reliability. New members in the organization are required to go through an evaluation process and are then accepted only by unanimous vote by all UNPA members.

Jeremy Moore, Stratum Nutrition Director of Marketing and Strategic Development comments, "We are delighted to be a part of this elite group of companies that hold themselves to a higher standard. Stratum is committed to providing ingredients and solutions that empower our customers to innovate with confidence. We strongly feel our membership in UNPA will help us fulfill this commitment by enabling our company to stay at the forefront in understanding and actively addressing the quality, safety and regulatory issues that are imperative to the success and longevity of the industry."

According to Loren Israelsen, Executive Director of UNPA, "It is a privilege to be associated with Stratum Nutrition and Novus International, they meet UNPA's goals and standards in every way."

About the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA):
The United Natural Products Alliance is an international organization that spans the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. Its core mission is to help assure the full and proper implementation and enforcement of DSHEA. This includes a suite of laws and regulations that support DSHEA, such as GMP regulations, adverse event reporting systems, analytical method development, control of steroids masquerading as supplements and international quality management protocols. The membership is limited to 40 full members and 10 analytical lab members. To learn more about UNPA and its members, visit

About Stratum Nutrition:
Stratum Nutrition, a division of Novus International, focuses on human nutrition through specialty ingredients for manufacturers and marketers of foods, beverages and dietary supplements. Stratum leverages the Novus core competencies in nutritional research and innovation as well as the corporate commitment to protecting the environment by actively monitoring economic, environmental and social factors to ensure that its ingredients offer safe, efficient and sustainable health solutions. Stratum offers a portfolio of branded,
value-added ingredients that are progressive, safe and reliable. These ingredients are based on consumer need, supported by science and
the backing of a trusted multi-national company to the marketplace. All ingredients offered share a common R&D philosophy including:
unique and/or patented technologies, solid intellectual properties, strong scientific and clinical research, and progressive product applications for human health.

To learn more about Stratum Nutrition, please contact Jeremy Moore at 888.403.5039.


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