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What COVID-19 Meant for Dietary Supplements

The dietary supplements industry fought for mainstream appeal for years, and the COVID-19 pandemic emerged as the moment that the former niche industry made the leap.

COVID-19 Has Changed Buying Behavior for Retail

More than a year after the start of the pandemic, the timetable for an end to the outbreak remains unclear. Manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in the food and beverage business continue to pursue long-term strategies that consider the...

FSMA Temporary Policy Updates

The pandemic dramatically changed the way brands, and their customers operate. Companies raced to accommodate and anticipate new consumer needs and a new reality. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is no different. In light of...

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.”

Virtual Audits Are Weapons of Choice Against Food Fraud

Our world has been turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic. Which begs the question: where should food, beverage, and dietary supplements companies focus their resources while navigating these challenging times?

5 Ways Life Will Be Different After COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered our lives in ways too numerous to count. Several of these changes are temporary, and things will slowly return over time to some semblance of a new normal.

FDA Extends Halt on Routine Inspections

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

Solutions for Food and Supplements Makers to Navigate COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) agree there’s no evidence that food or food packaging is a source for the transmission of COVID-19. Still, some...

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 high. While some sectors, such as food and supplements manufacturing, have thrived during the crisis, other industries continue to struggle....

COVID-19 Sends Mixed Economic Messages

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