SALT LAKE CITY, July 22, 2008 - The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) today announced that Flora Research has been selected to join the organization as a member of its analytical laboratory group. UNPA and Flora Research Laboratories will work cooperatively to help advance the science supporting the safety and efficacy of dietary supplements.
"The entire industry greatly benefits from better science supporting products on the market, and by bringing Flora Research Laboratories on board, UNPA can tap into a wealth of knowledge surrounding the most difficult aspects of product validation and testing," stated Loren Israelsen, Executive Director of UNPA.
UNPA selected Flora Research Laboratories because of the organization's comprehensive expertise in a wide variety of analytical and testing services including GMP compliance and FDA detention testing, reference standards and voucher specimen confirmation, marker compound analysis and method development and validation.
"We are pleased to be part of UNPA's membership and we look forward to making many contributions to advancing the science behind supplements in collaboration with the organization," stated James Neal-Kababick, Laboratory Director at Flora Research Laboratories. "Cooperative efforts allow the dietary supplement to grow and prosper and UNPA's proactive stance to dealing with issues that could significantly impact the industry as a whole represents the true essence of quality."
United Natural Products Alliance, www.unpa.com, is a trade organization representing many of the world's leading dietary supplement companies. Founded in Utah in 1991, UNPA was instrumental in the passage of the 1994 Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) and continues to take a leadership position in regulatory issues and industry best practices.
About Flora Research Laboratories:
Flora Research Laboratories, www.floraresearch.com, is a full-service natural products laboratory specializing in the quality control and research of natural products and dietary supplements. The company has extensive expertise in botanical identification and analysis and provides testing for dietary supplement ingredients including marker compounds, heavy metals, solvent residues and pesticide residues. Flora Research Laboratories state-of-the-art technologies can also help companies develop and standardize new products for the world market.
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