The 483 Solution — What You Need To Know

5 Ways to Make Audits Easier

Audits are serious business, wrought with regulations to remember, policies and procedures to follow, and documents to organize and analyze. Traditionally, food, beverage, and supplement manufacturers and distributors endured months of pre-audit...

The Real Cost of Food Fraud

Food fraud has a long history in the United States. It began in 1883 at Purdue University. Dr. Harvey Washington Jr., a chemistry professor and lead chemist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, sought to crack down on food and beverage fraud.

Preparing for an FDA Audit

As a result of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), food inspections are on the rise.

Label Claim Basics

Walk up and down the aisles of any grocery store in the world, and you’ll see dozens of label claims. With different customer preferences, label claims can give companies a competitive edge. Whether “natural,” “non-GMO,” “dairy-free,” low fat,”...

Waste Not, Eat Not

Over the next 30 years, the global food supply chain must feed close to 10 billion people. That will be challenging enough, but nearly impossible without tackling the lingering problem of food waste. In the United States alone, some studies...

Crunch Time for CBD

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been making headlines in 2019 with key enforcement decisions and policy discussions affecting the dietary supplement industry. Some of the next steps seemed almost predictable, until the newswire blew up...

FSMA FAQs

President Barack Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) into law on January 4, 2011. Congress created FSMA to give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) new powers to regulate and monitor how food is developed, grown, harvested,...

Are You Ready for Digital Records? The FDA Is.

As our population continues to grow in the United States, naturally, so does our demand for food and drink. So much so, in fact, that the food supply chain is increasingly reliant on imports to meet the growing demands of the American consumer.

FDA Targets Dietary Supplement Claims

Under the current Administration, the FDA has taken several actions to slow down the implementation of new food and supplement labeling rules. Showing a new tack this week, officials at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration put dietary...