UNPA welcomes Applied Food Sciences, a supplier of natural and organic ingredients, as its newest Executive Member


SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 14, 2017) — The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA), an international association of forward-looking companies dedicated to providing consumers with natural health products of superior quality, benefit and reliability, is pleased to announce Applied Food Sciences as its newest Executive Member.

Austin, Texas-based Applied Food Sciences Inc. (AFS) specializes in the research and development of functional botanical ingredients for use in food, beverages and nutritional supplements. Within its newly opened innovation center at the University of Iowa​ Bioventures Center, AFS seeks to develop ​novel ​natural and organic ingredients that are highly ​scientifically qualified, ​water soluble, sustainably and ethically sourced, Non-GMO and GRAS. All AFS ingredients are standardized for their potency and novel functional quality. AFS provides solutions to some of the largest beverage and supplement companies in the world, supporting the formulation of products in the fields of energy, sports nutrition and health & wellness. ​AFS prides itself on being more than just an ingredient-selling company, taking the extra effort to support sustainable and ethical farming around the world.

“AFS sells and is working on innovative, novel ingredients for the food industry, with great implications for the dietary supplement market,” said Loren Israelsen, UNPA president. “Loretta Zapp, AFS CEO, is a long-time industry veteran, who has led a number of important quality initiatives related to enhanced analytical capabilities. We welcome Loretta, Alan Andrews and the entire AFS team to UNPA. We’ll certainly utilize their deep expertise to help us move important quality-related projects forward.”

“Applied Food Sciences prides itself on delivering natural and organic ingredients that are of exceptional quality and sourced sustainably in a manner that is socially responsible,” said Loretta Zapp, AFS CEO. “AFS easily resonates with the mission of UNPA and is excited to be a part of the impressive group of UNPA companies and individuals. AFS strongly believes in the values demonstrated by UNPA, especially with regard to its commitment to providing consumers with quality and reliability in natural health products. We look forward to joining UNPA’s continued commitment to making a positive difference in the dietary supplement industry."

For more information, please visit AFS’s website at:www.appliedfoods.com.

About UNPA
The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) is an international trade association representing more than 100 leading natural products, dietary supplement, functional food, and scientific and technology and related service companies that share a commitment to provide consumers with natural health products of superior quality, benefit and reliability. Founded in Utah in 1991, UNPA was instrumental in the passage of the 1994 Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) and continues to take a leadership position in legislative and regulatory issues and industry best practices. Visitwww.unpa.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: Frank Lampe, VP, Communications & Industry Relations, 720.398.8172,frank@unpa.com.

SOURCE: The United Natural Products Alliance,www.unpa.com.
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