BI Nutraceuticals Selects Nutraseutica International as Exclusive Distributor for Mexico

LONG BEACH, Calif., October 8, 2007 - BI Nutraceuticals, the leading supplier of quality raw materials and custom blends for 30 years, today announced that it has chosen Nutraseutica International as the exclusive distributor for the company's extensive line of ingredients in Mexico. Nutraseutica International will offer BI's complete library of more than 700 ingredients including organics, whole herb powders and teas, herbal extracts, vitamins, minerals and specialty ingredients for dietary supplements, functional foods and beverages.

"Nutraseutica International has an excellent reputation in Mexico, and establishing this partnership allows us to further increase our market share and expand our international presence," stated George Pontiakos, President and CEO, BI Nutraceuticals. "Not only does Nutraseutica have broad reach and an established customer base, but the company firmly shares BI's commitment to delivering safe, efficacious, high-quality ingredients that are free of potentially harmful contaminants."

Nutraseutica International, headquartered in Guadalajara, Mexico, is a distributor of high-quality bulk commodities, spices, herbs, grains, cereal quality oils and ingredients for use in foods and cosmetics throughout Mexico, as well as in Central and South America. The company additionally operates a facility in Zapopan, Jalisco, dedicated to manufacturing gel and tablets, as well as providing specialty packaging services. Nutraseutica is currently in the process of building a new facility that will be devoted to Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) packaging for shrimp, vegetables and fruits.

BI Nutraceuticals, with facilities in Long Beach, Calif., Islandia, NY and Suzhou, 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 and other specialty supplements. BI also provides drum to hopper custom blends and granular, time released and encapsulated ingredients. All ingredients undergo heavy metal, pesticide and irradiation testing, and herbal powders are also analyzed using BI's Identilok(R) species identification process. The company has additionally developed UltraHD(R), a process which creates high-density herbal powders allowing for superior flow and less dusting during the manufacturing process. BI also offers steam sterilization via the company's Protexx HP(TM) process, which utilizes high pressure, super-heated dry steam to ensure ingredients maintain their color and active compounds without water saturation problems. For more information visit

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