AFS specializes in the research and development of functional botanical ingredients for use in food, beverages and nutritional supplements. The company recently opened an innovation center at the University of Iowa Bioventures Center to develop novel natural and organic ingredients.
“AFS sells and is working on innovative, novel ingredients for the food industry, with great implications for the dietary supplement market,” said Loren Israelsen, UNPA president. “Loretta Zapp, AFS CEO, is a long-time industry veteran, who has led a number of important quality initiatives related to enhanced analytical capabilities. We welcome Loretta, Alan Andrews and the entire AFS team to UNPA. We’ll certainly utilize their deep expertise to help us move important quality-related projects forward.”
Zapp stated: “AFS easily resonates with the mission of UNPA and is excited to be a part of the impressive group of UNPA companies and individuals. AFS strongly believes in the values demonstrated by UNPA, especially with regard to its commitment to providing consumers with quality and reliability in natural health products. We look forward to joining UNPA’s continued commitment to making a positive difference in the dietary supplement industry."