Leading Trade Publication Showcases the Best of the Industry

AUSTIN, Texas, December 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulteration Prevention Program (BAPP) has been recognized with the 2021 Best of the Industry award from Nutritional Outlook magazine in the “Service Provider” category “. The award honors individuals, groups and businesses whose initiatives set a new standard of excellence and positively influence the natural products, dietary supplement, and food and beverage industries.

BAPP also received a Best of the Industry award in 2016, in the “Industry Leader” category. In an email, Nutritional Outlook Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Grebow explained that the magazine “has awarded the BAPP in the past but felt it was important to do it again not just to celebrate the 10th anniversary. of the organization, but also to show how the organization and its importance grew in the years that followed.

BAPP was founded by the nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC) in 2011 as a research and education program to help responsible members of the U.S. and international botanical industry authenticate botanical raw materials, extracts and essential oils, as well as to detect their adulteration. by unscrupulous suppliers. The BAPP partnership includes the nonprofit American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP), an independent organization that produces high-quality monographs on herbs used in commerce for members of the herbal industry, researchers and regulators; and the National Natural Products Research Center (NCNPR) at the University of Mississippi, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) -funded center of excellence for botanical food ingredient analysis and development appropriate laboratory methods to analyze botanical ingredients and finished products.

In an article announcing the award, Grebow wrote: “Adulteration will exist as long as there is a propensity to defraud the silver market. There will never be a need for BAPP.… [I]n 2021, we again salute BAPP’s service over the past decade as an observer of the botanicals market, industry and consumers.

“We are deeply grateful to Nutritional Outlook for its recognition of BAPP’s unique and vital research and education efforts,” said Mark Blumenthal, Founder and Executive Director of ABC and Founder and Director of BAPP. “On behalf of all of us at BAPP, including our partners Roy Upton at AHP and Professor Ikhlas Khan at NCNPR, as well as all of the BAPP collaborators, contractors and underwriters, we truly appreciate the recognition of the position and role of BAPP in the international botanical medicine community. – help ensure that consumers have access to authentic botanical ingredients in their herbal products.

Stefan Gafner, PhD, Scientific Director of ABC and Technical Director of BAPP, said: “It is a great honor to receive this award and a testament to the importance of BAPP. The award is shared with all who support the program and its efforts to help the industry bring products containing high quality botanical ingredients to market.

About the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program

The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program is an international consortium of non-profit professional organizations, analytical laboratories, research centers, industry professional associations, members of the industry and other interested parties in herbs and medicinal plants. The program advises industry, researchers, healthcare professionals, government agencies, the media and the public on various challenges related to falsified botanical ingredients sold in commerce. To date, more than 200 US and international parties have financially supported or otherwise approved the program.

To date, the BAPP has published 67 peer-reviewed publications, including Botanical Adulterant Prevention Bulletins, Laboratory Guidance Documents, and Botanical Adulterants Monitor e-bulletins.

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