BI NUTRACEUTICAL PRESS ROOM

For Release: IMMEDIATE

Contact:
Courtney Morton
801-538-0777

BI NUTRACEUTICALS PRESIDENT AND CEO GEORGE PONTIAKOS TO DISCUSS GMO-LABELING AT ENGREDEA 2015

LONG BEACH, CA, February 17, 2015 — As part of a Clean Label education track being presented at Engredea 2015, George Pontiakos, President and CEO of BI Nutraceuticals, will discuss the legislative landscape surrounding the use of GMOs and the steps suppliers and manufacturers need to take in order to be prepared if GMO-labeling legislation eventually passes. The session, “Understanding the cost and complexity of GMO labeling,” will take place Thursday, March 5 from 1:45 – 2:45 p.m. in the Marriott Orange County Ballroom 3/4, located adjacent to the Anaheim Convention Center.

During this session, Pontiakos will cover:

As president and CEO, Pontiakos oversees all aspects of operations for BI Nutraceuticals’ west and east coast offices, and the Zuellig Group Nutrition and Ingredients, China. Pontiakos has held senior leadership positions at several leading consulting, medical services and technology companies including Monovasia, which he founded, Oluma, Lucent, Agere, Ortel, NetVantage and Timeplex. He has wide-ranging experience in scaling geographically dispersed, globally competitive companies to maximize their ability to successfully compete in the marketplace.

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 www.binutraceuticals.com.

# # #