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UNPA Announces Three New Members

Salt Lake City, Utah - February 25, 2013 - The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA), a leading trade association in the dietary supplement industry, welcomes three new member companies:  21ST CENTURY HEALTHCARE INC., located in Tempe, AZ, CYANOTECH CORPORATION located in Kailua-Kona, HI and New Hampshire-based FOODSTATE INC.  (Innate Response Formulas & Megafood)

21st Century HealthCare is a manufacturer and distributor of quality Dietary Supplements for both human and pet consumption.  In business for more than 20 years, with manufacturing located in Tempe, AZ, 21st Century produces and distributes a wide range of products throughout the world.  21st Century manufactures for its own brand as well as private label products for other leading companies. According to Director of Quality Services, Brian Frisby, "UNPA is recognized as a leading trade organization within the dietary supplement industry. UNPA's commitment to providing quality education and representation on behalf of its members is a major reason that 21st Century HealthCare has become a member of the United Natural Products Alliance."

Cyanotech Corporation, a world leader in microalgae technology, was founded in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii in 1983 to provide functional nutrients that leverage their experience and reputation for quality and building nutritional brands.  Located on the pristine Kona coast, Cyanotech is a producer of premium quality microalgae for the dietary supplement products Spirulina Pacifica® and BioAstin® Natural Hawaiian Astaxanthin.   Cyanotech is dedicated to providing safe, high quality dietary supplement microalgae-based products and to supporting our industry as a whole to ensure that consumers have access to the benefits of natural products.  Jen Johansen, Vice President of Quality & Regulatory Affairs, states "The Cyanotech team is honored to join UNPA and is committed to working collaboratively with them and other businesses to ensure that we cultivate relationships in Washington D.C. with the next generation of political champions."

FoodState has been mastering the art of whole-food supplements since 1973. The company is committed to improving lives by staying true to the intention of food, and they accomplish this through their two brands: MegaFood in the natural retail marketplace and INNATE Response Formulas in the practitioner channel. FoodState is a vertically integrated company and utilizes its one-of-a-kind Slo-Food Process to craft FoodState Nutrients that start with fresh, local fruits & vegetables. FoodState is committed to the natural industry and expresses this through their commitment to supporting their unique products with extensive education efforts at retail and through the practitioner. According to FoodState's CEO, Robert Craven, "FoodState is a proud supporter of UNPA and their contribution to the industry, and we're excited to become more involved in the work that lies ahead."


The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) is an association representing many leading dietary supplement, functional food and analytical companies that share a commitment to provide consumers with natural health products of superior quality, benefit and reliability. Founded in Utah in 1991, UNPA was instrumental in the passage of the 1994 Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) and continues to take a leadership position on regulatory issues and industry best practices. Visit www.unpa.com.

Bruce Russell: [email protected]
(310) 559-4955 x101

Kira Olsen: [email protected]
(801) 474-2570

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