BI, a global full-service manufacturer of plant-based ingredients, marks 2018 as its 40th anniversary. In celebration of its “ruby” milestone, BI plans to showcase two unique and rosy-colored beverages, an apple cider vinegar lemonade and a hibiscus and beet green tea, at the 2018 International Food Technologists Expo in Chicago, IL July 16-18. BI will also sample functional popcorn at the event. BI invites customers and IFT attendees to join the team in celebrating 40 years of business “rooted in trust.”
BI’s offerings include plant-based powders and teas, standardized and ratio extracts, proteins, fibers, vitamin mineral premixes, custom blends, granular ingredients and other specialty processes. BI is recognized as a pioneer of a steam sterilization process, known as Protexx HP Green Steam, which is the industry’s only species-specific, organic sterilization method with a validated kill step. All BI ingredients are also tested for quality under the company’s Identilok species identification process, as well as undergo stringent quality analysis that includes heavy metal, pesticide and irradiation testing, among other items.
“I believe that our success and longevity in the natural products industry is the result of our concentrated focus on providing clean and high quality ingredients, as well as the advanced capabilities of our manufacturing system,” said Randy Kreienbrink, vice president of marketing for BI. “Transparency isn’t just a motto for BI—it’s very much a part of the way we conduct business. We offer over 200 ingredients that have been determined as safe for use in food and beverages. Keeping the trust of our customers is truly at the heart of our business.”