IFT Certifies Director of Marketing at BI Nutraceuticals

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Randal Kreienbrink, Director of Marketing at BI Nutraceuticals, has received the designation of Certified Food Scientist (CFS) from the Insitiute of Food Technologists (IFT). Kreienbrink, who has more than 25 years experience in the food sciences industry, is BI’s second employee to receive this designation. This new program was created in response to industry demand for a certification that could help differentiate individuals and their applied knowledge in food science.

“BI has always strived to be at the forefront of issues and trends impacting not only the dietary supplement indstury, but also the functional food and beverage markets,” noted George Pontiakos, president and CEO, BI Nutraceuticals. “Having two colleagues be part of the inaugural class of CFS recipients further affirms our extensive expertise in food science and formulation.”

Kreienbrink and BI Food Technologist Alison Raban will be honored for their accomplishments at the Opening General Session of the IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo July 14th in Chicago. Additionally, both will be on hand to meet attendees and discuss BI’s more than 200 GRAS ingredient offerings duing the show at the company’s booth #1056.

About BI Nutraceuticals

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. Since 2002, BI has been an innovator in steam sterilization and the company’s Protexx HP® process is currently the industry’s only species-specific, organic sterilization method. All BI ingredients undergo stringent quality analysis that includes heavy metal, pesticide and irradiation testing. All herbal powder ingredients are also tested under the company’s Identilok® species identification process. The company has also developed a proprietary process, UltraHD®, which creates high-density herbal powders allowing for superior flow and less dusting during the manufacturing process.