Irving, Texas – March 23, 2005 – The International Aloe Science Council (lASC), the leading worldwide nonprofit Aloe vera Industry trade organization, has announced the appointment of Dr. Phil Harvey to its Board of Directors. He currently serves as Chief Science Officer for Life Force International, a multi-continent company with headquarters in San Diego, CA that produces a quality line of whole-food derived, science-backed liquid nutritional supplement products.
Dr. Harvey has an extensive background in the areas of scientific research, nutritional science, technology, and regulatory and quality issues, as well as FDA and FTC product compliance, quality control and assurance, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) compliance. Prior to joining Life Force International last year, Dr. Harvey was Director of Science and Quality Assurance and Chief Science Officer for the National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA).
“The guidance and leadership of Dr. Harvey will provide the International Aloe Science Council with an added depth to our continued study of Aloe vera and its related benefits,” said IASC Managing Director Gene Hale. “We are honored that Dr. Harvey has joined our Board of Directors, and welcome his expertise as we move forward in continuing to provide Aloe consumers with products that meet—and exceed—the Aloe Industry Gold Standard for product excellence.”
Dr. Harvey received his Ph.D. in food science and human nutrition from Colorado State University, an M.S.P.H. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health, and a B.A. degree from California State University, Northridge. Following his doctorate he was awarded an N.I.H. post-doctoral research fellowship at the UCLA Department of Medicine. He is a Registered Dietician, Certified Nutrition Specialist and was elected a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition.
For more than a decade, Dr. Harvey served on the faculty of the Southern California University of Health Sciences in Whittier, CA, where he taught clinical nutrition, nutritional assessment, gastrointestinal physiology and endocrinology courses. He is a widely published author and has contributed to both peer-reviewed journals and clinical-based textbooks on the subjects of nutritional supplementation and improvement of health.
He is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Society of Nutritional Sciences, American College of Pharmacognosy, American Dietetic Association, Institute of Food Technologists, and the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Harvey also serves on the Board of the University of California Irvine Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine, and is a Research Specialist with the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of California, Irvine College of Medicine.
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About the International Aloe Science Council
The International Aloe Science Council (IASC) is the pre-eminent worldwide Aloe vera Industry trade organization. The nonprofit IASC, now in its 24th year, serves as a liaison and information source for the research, development and promotion of Aloe vera and its associated phytoceutical products, such as those involving skin and personal care, beverages, food and pharmaceuticals, among others. A variety of industries are members of the IASC, including Aloe growers and processors, finished goods manufacturers, marketers, equipment suppliers, sales organizations, vendors, consultants, researchers, scientists and physicians. Members have access to a wide variety of technical information, support and advice. Most importantly, members can submit their raw material or finished goods products for the prestigious International Aloe Science Council certification and seal of approval, born of necessity in the early 1980s for truth in labeling, particularly relative to quantity and quality claims. After filing an application, an on-site inspection audit is carried out involving formulas, inventories, labeling and, ultimately, a product sample is taken and assayed. If approved, the IASC authorized Seal of Certification—the Industry Gold Standard—can be placed on products and literature, letting customers know that these products meet the most stringent quality guidelines.
Gene Hale, Managing Director
International Aloe Science Council