BI Nutraceuticals used SupplySide West 2014 to sample products made from a selection of the company's most popular functional ingredients. 

These included:

Sugar Cane Fiber Bar: A delicious and filling fiber bar featuring BI sugar cane fiber with a raspberry chia seed filling

Pineapple Coconut Water: A light and revitalizing blend of coconut water, pineapple juice, a touch of ginger and BI's energy blend which features guayusa, green tea, and yerba mate

Beet and Berry Lemonade: A bright and sweet blend of raspberry and strawberry lemonade with beet root powder and acai, blueberry, cranberry and pomegranate fruit extracts

BI conducts extensive species identification and quality testing on every ingredient so manufacturers can be assured each one meets clean label claims. With more than 400 ingredient offerings—200 of which are GRAS—BI can help companies boost the healthful properties of nearly any product.

Rupa Das, BI Nutraceuticals’ vice president of Global Quality & Compliance, also spoke at the 2014 American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Botanical Congress, which was held in conjunction with SupplySide West.

Das spoke about botanical identification methods and she highlighted BI’s Identilok® species identification process, which the company employs as part of standard testing procedures for all its botanical ingredients.

Das presented step-by-step demonstrations of the analytical tools employed as part of Identilok® species testing including:

Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC)
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
Microscopic Image Analysis
Organoleptic Testing
Macroscopic Taxonomy
High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
Gas Liquid Chromatography (GC)

Das has more than 20 years of quality and regulatory compliance management experience in the dietary supplement and personal care product industries. She is a certified GMP auditor and currently serves as a member of the AHPA’s Board of Trustees. Prior to her work in the industry, she was a chemistry lecturer at several California State Universities.

BI Nutraceuticals 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. The company currently offers more than 200 ingredients that have been determined as safe for use in foods and beverages by the FDA or FEMA, the Flavors and Extracts Manufacturers Association.

— BI Nutraceuticals,