BI Nutraceuticals Executive To Educate R&D Formulators On Functional Food Ingredients, Premixes

LONG BEACH, Calif., March 18, 2008 --- BI Nutraceuticals, the leading supplier of quality raw materials and custom blends for 30 years, announced today that its vice president of technical services, Emilio Gutierrez R.Ph., will present "Functional Food Ingredients & Premixes – A How To Guide," at the Prepared Foods' R&D Applications Seminar East being held in East Brunswick, NJ, on Monday, April 14 from 9:15- 9:55 a.m.

Gutierrez will discuss processing and testing procedures surrounding herbal powders, as well as the extraction, distillation and spray- drying processes that herbal extracts undergo. He will also present a detailed comparison of ratio extracts versus standardized extracts and discuss the aspects of both flow enhancement and granulation processing.

"Prepared food formulators can tap into the functional food marketplace by using nutritional ingredients in their products,"
Guitierrez said. "But to ensure a high-quality functional food product, it is crucial that formulators be educated on the processing techniques that make those ingredients suitable for food applications."

As BI Nutraceuticals' vice president of technical services, Gutierrez specializes in the design and production of bulk powder and solid dosages. A registered pharmacist with more than 17 years experience in the nutrition industry, Gutierrez has community practice experience and maintains active licenses in New York, New Jersey and Florida. Gutierrez also holds two patents in powder processing. In his spare time, he is a guest lecturer at his alma mater, Rutgers University.

About BI Nutraceuticals:
BI Nutraceuticals, with facilities in Long Beach, Calif., Long Island, NY, Boonton, NJ and Suzhou and Shanghai China, 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, drum to hopper custom blends, granular ingredients and other specialty processes including time released and encapsulated ingredients. 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 steam sterilization via the company's Protexx HP(R) process. For more information visit

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