Matthew Passannante

Recent Posts

6 Steps to Help Cut Sodium in Product Formulations

The average American consumes 3,400 milligrams (mg) of sodium every day. These levels are nearly 50% higher than the 2,300 mg limit set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Food Safety and Packaging: What Do CPGs Expect of Suppliers?

Food packaging serves many significant roles supporting the safety and quality of the foods we eat. It protects food from harm, provides valuable ingredient information, catches the customer's eye, warns of potential dangers (including common...

Food, Beverage, and Supplements 2021 Innovation Trends

From supply chain transparency to all things plant-based, we've compiled a list of food, beverage, and dietary supplement trends shaping product innovation in 2021.

Allergens & FSMA: What You Need To Know

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) established many updated essential regulations. Still, allergen controls and the revised Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) that support them could arguably be some of the most important. FSMA’s Hazard...

Food Contact Packaging: Quality and Safety Considerations

Ask any company in the food manufacturing industry, and they’ll tell you food safety is their top priority. Achieving proper food safety requires a commitment to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) to ensure food products meet the appropriate...

Preventive Controls Qualified Individual: The What, Who, Why and How

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Control (HARPC) rule relies heavily upon tasks performed by a “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual” (PCQI).

Better Supply Chain Transparency Through Accountability

Today's food-savvy consumer requires more information about the origin of their food, the production process, and the business's care to ensure sustainability. Though it is common to see food manufacturers invest in technology to improve supply...

FSMA’s FSVP FAQs

FDA Attorney Marc Sanchez is a frequent national speaker on FDA compliance issues affecting the food, dietary supplements, and medical devices industries, and is also widely considered a leading voice in understanding the Food Safety...

What Is FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule All About?

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Final Rule on Produce Safety covers science-based standards for the growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of produce for human consumption. Widely considered one of the more technical FSMA rules,...

Foreign Supplier Verification Programs: How Can You Get Started?

The FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) final rule on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals is a welcomed ally in the continued effort to increase supply chain transparency for U.S....