Companies such as OmniActive, Sensient and Naturex achieved awards and certifications for their contributions to industry through top-of-the-line ingredients.
OmniActive Health Technologies received the Industry Recognition Award at the 2015 Nutra India Summit on Thursday, March 19 during the Nutra Awards & Valedictory Function at The Lalit, Mumbai (India). The award recognizes outstanding contributions and achievements in the nutraceutical sector, and winners are selected by a panel of industry and scientific experts. Sanjaya Mariwala, managing director of OmniActive, accepted the award in the presence of more than 600 delegates.
Sensient Natural Ingredients’ entire line of ingredients recently achieved gluten-free certification by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization, a program of the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America. To attain certification, Sensient Natural Ingredients submitted to a comprehensive audit of its facilities and products. Upon the successful audit and confirmation that each ingredient contains 10 ppm gluten or less, the entire line was certified as gluten-free. As such, each ingredient in the Sensient portfolio is appropriate for use in certified gluten-free formulations bearing the official logo.
In addition, the growing demand for non-GMO products has driven Naturex to offer Non-GMO Project Verified ingredients for the dietary supplement market. The Non-GMO Project recently validated seven extracts derived from five botanicals as being compliant with the Non-GMO Project Verified standard. This Non-GMO Project Verified label applies for American ginseng, black cohosh, echinacea pupurea, goldenseal and mulberry extracts.
BSCG (Banned Substances Control Group) awarded KSM-66 Ashwagandha the BSCG Certified Drug Free® seal. The BSCG Certified Drug Free® program tests for more than 207 drugs banned by the world’s top professional and elite sporting groups, including WADA, NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, MLS, PGA, LPGA, ATP, NCAA, NASCAR and others. BSCG also covers 185 prescription and over-the-counter drugs not banned in sport, making it the only supplement certification provider to offer this additional protection.