BOULDER, CO--(Marketwire - Feb 13, 2013) - Nutracon, the premier conference for ingredient and technology innovation within the health and nutrition industry, announces its 2013 NutrAward finalists and officially opens online voting for registered Nutracon, Engredea or Natural Products Expo West attendees at: www.nutraward.com.
The 2013 NutrAward finalists for best new functional ingredient include: Greenleaf Medical AB's Appethyl; InterHealth's Meratrim; and Probionov's Lcr35 3Biotic Formulation. Finalists in the ingredient category were selected based on scientific merit, efficacy, market potential, safety, innovation and ability to increase market credibility.
The 2013 NutrAward finalists for the best new finished product include: Dole Nutrition Plus' DOLE Nutrition Plus Chia and Fruit Clusters; SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener's SweetLeaf SugarLeaf; and Nordic Naturals' Nordic Omega-3 Jellies. Finalists in the product category were selected based on product viability, emergence of product category, creative product concept, distinctive health application, unique packaging and matchless marketing.
One winner will be announced in each category at Nutracon's 15th Annual NutrAward reception sponsored by Pharmachem Laboratories, on Wed., March 6 (5-7 p.m.) on the beautiful Sunset Deck of the Hilton Anaheim. Complimentary cocktails, beer and wine will be served; registered attendees of Nutracon, Engredea, Natural Products Expo West and members of the media are invited to attend.
Winners of the 2013 NutrAward will be determined by a weighted vote from the expert selection committee and registered Nutracon, Engredea and Expo West attendees. Online voting closes at midnight on Tues., March 5. To vote visit: www.nutraward.com. To register for Nutracon or Engredea visit: www.nutraconference.com/register or www.engredea.com/register.
Nutracon (www.nutraconference.com) is the premier education and networking conference for the health and nutrition industry. It provides relevant insights for ingredient and product innovation based on science and technology, case studies and market intelligence. Nutracon is co-located with New Hope Natural Media's Engredea and Natural Products Expo West.
Engredea (www.engredea.com) is the trade show for the global supply market, showcasing new ingredients, technologies, applications and services for healthy foods and beverages, dietary supplement/bioactive and nutricosmetic markets.
New Hope Natural Media (www.newhope.com) is the leading media resource and information provider for the natural, organic and healthy products industry, with print, in-person/event, and e-business products and services. Penton Media (www.penton.com) is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the United States, serving more than six million business professionals every month.