LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Herbalife, a global nutrition company (NYSE: HLF), is presenting a paper
on botanical DNA testing methodologies at the Association of Analytical
Communities (AOAC) International's Annual Meeting and Exposition. This
is the 130th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the AOAC taking
place in Dallas from Sept. 18-21.
The paper entitled "Comparison and Optimization of High-Throughput DNA
Extraction Methods for Varied Botanicals" is being presented by
Christopher Thompson, an analytical scientist in microbiology at
Herbalife Nutrition, to an audience of more than 900 attendees. In
addition, the AOAC has accepted nine other poster submissions from
Herbalife Nutrition scientists that cover a range of analytical
methodologies and advancements in areas including vitamin testing,
protein powder testing, DNA extraction, botanical extraction and aloe
testing, among others.
"Our research on botanical DNA testing methodologies will raise the bar
on ingredient testing for the company and the industry, and we are
honored to present our findings at the prestigious AOAC Exposition,"
said Gary Swanson, senior vice president, Global Quality, Herbalife.
"Herbalife Nutrition has a dedicated team of researchers, scientists and
suppliers who are committed to ensuring our nutrition products have the
highest quality botanical ingredients."
In addition, Yanjun Zhang, Ph.D., Herbalife Quality Assurance principal
scientist for natural products, and Peter Chang, Herbalife vice
president, Quality Control, will co-chair a Symposium for Botanical
Dietary Supplement Ingredient Identity Authentication. As part of this
session, Congmei Cao, Ph.D., an analytical chemist at the Herbalife
Nutrition facility in Torrance, Calif., will be presenting on
"Chromatographic Chemical Profiling and Appropriate Use of Botanical
Reference Materials for Botanical Ingredient Authentication."
As a global supplier of herbal supplements, Herbalife Nutrition uses
more than 150 botanical ingredients including soybeans, tea and aloe.
The company has a robust, science-based product development process
guided by a team of more than 300 scientists, 36 of them Ph.Ds., to
assure the quality of the products. The Company has invested more than
$250 million during the past six years in its manufacturing facilities
and now makes nearly 70 percent of all its nutrition products in-house.
To learn more about Herbalife Nutrition, click
Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has been changing people's
lives with great products since 1980. Our nutrition, weight-management,
energy and fitness and personal care products are available
exclusively to and through dedicated independent Herbalife members in
more than 90 countries. We are committed to fighting the worldwide
problems of poor nutrition and obesity by offering high-quality
products, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife member and a community
that inspires customers to live a healthy, active life.
We support the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa
Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We
also sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around
the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy and champions in
many other sports.
The company has over 8,000 employees worldwide, and its shares are
traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of $4.5
billion in 2015. The Herbalife website contains a significant amount of
financial and other information about the company at ir.Herbalife.com.
The company encourages investors to visit its website from time to time,
as information is updated and new information is posted. To learn more,
visit Herbalife.com or IAmHerbalife.com.
About AOAC International
AOAC International is a globally recognized, 501(c)(3), independent,
third party, not-for-profit association and voluntary consensus
standards developing organization founded in 1884. When analytical needs
arise within a community or industry, AOAC International is the forum
for finding appropriate science-based solutions through the development
of microbiological and chemical standards. AOAC standards are used
globally to promote trade and to facilitate public health and safety.
The AOAC is comprised of 3,000 individual and corporate members like
Coca-Cola and Danone.
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