BI Nutraceuticals Expands Extracts and Value-Added Ingredients Departments with New Product Manager

LONG BEACH, Calif., January 28, 2008 - BI Nutraceuticals today announced the hire of Megan Labun as a product manager for the company's extracts and value-added ingredients business units. Labun will work closely with BI's sales and procurement departments, as well the company's east coast facilities, to increase sales and profitability for those businesses.

"This additional product manager position will further strengthen and streamline our sales processes across the board," stated George Pontiakos, President and CEO, BI Nutraceuticals. "We are confident and Megan's attention to detail, marketing expertise and customer dedication will prove invaluable to this new position."

She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing management from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

BI Nutraceuticals, with facilities in Long Beach, Calif., Islandia, N.Y. 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(R) 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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