5 Ways Life Will Be Different After COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered our lives in ways big and small, millions have lost jobs. Many lucky enough to keep their jobs have been working from home while trying to educate and entertain their kids at the same time.

FDA Extends Halt on Routine Inspections

On May 11, the FDA announced it will continue to utilize and implement additional alternative inspection tools and approaches while postponing most domestic and foreign routine surveillance inspections.

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 for the transmission of COVID-19. Still, some news outlets...

What COVID-19 Means for Dietary Supplements

The dietary supplements industry has fought for mainstream appeal for years, and the COVID-19 pandemic just might be the moment for the former niche industry to cross the chasm.

Coronavirus Ushers in a New Normal

The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, with new cases in the United States steady and unemployment still on the rise, it’s looking like we’re in for a long haul. While some sectors, such as food and supplement manufacturing, are emerging and...

COVID-19 is Changing Buying Behavior for Retail

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

The Grocery Retail Reality During COVID-19

As stay-at-home orders lift and summer heats up, Americans are now responsible for weighing risks as they begin to go to work, eat out, and go on vacation. Throughout the pandemic, grocery store workers have been on the frontlines. Now that we’re...

COVID-19 Sends Mixed Economic Messages

The United States is in uncharted territory due to the impact COVID-19 has had on the economy. While the health and welfare of Americans is the top priority, the repercussions of shutting down most of the U.S. economy are hard to ignore.

FSMA Temporary Policy Updates

Conferences canceled. Movie theaters shuttered. Temperature checks at work - it’s obvious that these are unprecedented times. Companies are racing to accommodate and anticipate new consumer needs and current realities. The United States Food and...

Private Label Brands Have Their Moment

Before the pandemic upended economies around the world, private label brands had already arrived. A 2019 IRI Consumer Connect Survey found that “private brand dollar sales grew 3.8% in 2019, twice the rate of national brands.”