The NutraIngredients-USA Editorial team were delighted to recognize the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) for this year’s Editors’ Award for Industry Initiative. The award was presented to ABC Development Director Denise Meikel (pictured).
The program advises industry, researchers, health professionals, government agencies, the media, and the public about the various challenges related to adulterated botanical ingredients sold in commerce. To date, BAPP has produced 50 credible and authoritative peer-reviewed documents; plus interviews with trade media; speeches at industry, scientific and professional conferences; and direct consultation with members of the industry.
Stefan Gafner, PhD, chief science officer of ABC and technical director of BAPP, said: “This award belongs to all the companies, organizations, analytical laboratories, and individuals who have contributed to BAPP by supporting it financially or by allocating time and resources to make this a successful program. It is their support that allows the initiative to succeed, and ultimately to prevent adulterated ingredients from being used in consumer products."