What COVID-19 Means for Dietary Supplements

Years from now, historians, economists, and even consumers will look back at the spring and early summer of 2020 with a mixture of amazement and dread. The COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the economy has been devastating for most, but a boon to...

COVID-19 US Food & Beverage, Supplement, and CPG Industry Report

The impact of COVID-19 on the food & beverage, supplement, and CPG industries cannot be understated, with changes in consumer consumption as well as disrupted supply chains. At-home consumption has gone up while out-of-home consumption has...

Food and Color: What Does It All Mean?

The Pantone Color Institute has named Classic Blue the Color of the Year for 2020.

5 Ways Life Will Be Different After COVID-19

The novel coronavirus pandemic has altered our lives in ways big and small: millions lost their jobs overnight. Many lucky enough to keep their jobs have been forced to work from home, while trying to educate their kids at the same time. Trips to...

Mandatory GMO Labeling: Pros and Cons

Genetically modified food (GMO) – or bioengineered (B.E.) – labeling is a hotly debated topic.

Food Plant Sanitation in the Time of Coronavirus

To protect workers and consumers, food and supplement manufacturers in the United States are rigorous about sanitation every day. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the issue into sharp focus as our country works to contain the crisis. In this...

Solutions for Food and Supplement Makers to Navigate Covid-19

The World Health Organization, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention agree there's no evidence that food or food packaging is a source or route of transmission for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19),...

Coronavirus Ushers in a New Normal

As the world enters its third full month of living under the specter of COVID-19, a new “normal” is emerging. Late-night talk shows are shot like local public access channels. Cleaning supplies – and toilet paper – have become collectors’ items....

COVID-19 is Changing Buying Behavior for Retail

Expert predictions about the impact of the novel coronavirus on the U.S. economy range from cautiously optimistic to a sustained slowdown to more dire scenarios, but no one is certain. Because the timetable for an end to the outbreak is unknown,...

HACCP and HARPC: Key Differences and Definitions

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that roughly 48 million people contract a foodborne illness every year, resulting in about 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. So, it’s easy to understand why food safety...