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UNPA announces 10 new member organizations have joined the expanding alliance


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UNPA announces 10 new member organizations have joined the expanding alliance


Bifodan, Jigsaw Health, Pharmore Ingredients; ACG North America, Agilent Technologies, Banned Substances Control Group; and FDA Compliance Simplified, Steve Holmes Consulting, Natural Marketing Institute and Ooyen Research swell the ranks of best-in-class UNPA members


SALT LAKE CITY(July 31, 2018) — 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 the addition of three new executive members, three new science and technology services members and four new associate members to its expanding roster of member organizations within the alliance.

“We warmly welcome these new members companies, who collectively strengthen and broaden the UNPA membership base and reflect a growing understanding that a strong trade association is imperative for the continued growth and successes of the dietary supplement industry,” said Loren Israelsen, UNPA president. “We are already benefitting from and look forward to continued, meaningful contributions from these new members that will help us raise the quality bar for industry and consumers.”

New Executive Members

Bifodan is an innovative and reliable supplier of finished probiotic solutions of high quality and documented stability. Bifodan products are classified and documented as dietary food supplements and its customers are B2B nutritional/dietary supplement distributors, pharmacy chains and drugstores worldwide. www.bifodan.com

Jigsaw Health has been developing science-based dietary supplements with a focus on magnesium, featuring its Sustained Release Technology since 2005. In 2018, MagSRT® was evaluated in the Scottsdale Magnesium Study, a placebo-controlled, human clinical trial of 91 participants, published in the peer-reviewed Journal of the American College of Nutrition. www.jigsawhealth.com

Pharmore Ingredients is an industry leader in supplying high-quality dietary supplement and food ingredients to the human and animal nutrition industries. The company is staffed by a team of industry experts with more than 100 years of combined experience. Pharmore Ingredients focuses on providing joint-care products such as chondroitin, glucosamine, MSM and hyaluronic acid, along with botanicals and B vitamins. www.pharmore.com

New Science and Technology Services Members

ACG North America offers integrated manufacturing solutions for the pharmaceutical industry. Its diverse product range of capsules, films & foils, engineering and inspection systems exceeds the demands of international regulatory requirements. www.acg-world.com

Agilent Technologies is a leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. The company provides laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise, enabling customers to gain the insights they seek. www.agilent.com

Banned Substances Control Group offers a complete suite of dietary supplement certification and testing services. BSCG works with supplement brands, ingredient suppliers, manufacturing facilities and individual teams and athletes to ensure the quality of dietary supplement products and ingredients and to protect against contamination with drugs or other agents. www.bscg.org

New Associate Members

FDA Compliance Simplified supports the natural products industry by providing compliance reviews for labels, websites and marketing materials, as well as claim substantiation reviews. www.fdasimplified.com

Steve Holmes Consulting. Steve Holmes is a 40-year veteran of the natural products industry and alternative health care field. He has extensive experience in domestic and international regulatory affairs. He is also a clinical nutritionist, providing evidence-based nutrition counseling to patients at a Southern California medical clinic.steve.holmes@att.net

Natural Marketing Institute is a strategic consulting, market research and business development company specializing in the health and wellness marketplace, with a focus on customized, multi-channel market assessment activities, consumer trend identification, business development, consumer target profiling, market research and strategic plan development. www.nmisolutions.com

Ooyen Research is Carla Ooyen, a market research professional with nine years of industry specific experience, three years of experience in the hemp/cannabis industry and a background in engineering that allow her to tackle strategic business topics in a wide array of industries. carlaooyen@gmail.com


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