BI Nutraceuticals Hires Michael Wagner as Food Science Engineer

bi nutraLONG BEACH, Calif., February 23, 2015 — BI Nutraceuticals today announced that Michael Wagner has joined the company as a Food Science Engineer. In this role, Wagner will assist in providing solutions for complex functional food formulation challenges faced by BI’s customer base and will help support the company’s continued expansion in the food and beverage industry.

Wagner comes to BI with a Ph.D. from the Department of Food Science at Cornell University. His research focused on the application of supercritical carbon dioxide in food systems including extraction, encapsulation, enzyme inactivation and extrusion. He has authored several published studies and has one patent application. Michael received his B.S. from Cornell University in Food Science in 2009 and previously held a product development internship with Reckitt Benckiser.

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. For more information, visit