A Closer Look at FSMA’s Foreign Supplier Verification Program

In the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says, “about 15% of the food supply is imported from more than 200 countries or territories, including 32% of fresh vegetables, 55% of fresh fruit, and at least 94% of seafood...

FDA Announces New Digital Food Safety Strategy

This month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration revealed plans to restart “prioritized domestic inspections” during the week of July 20th. The agency plans to resume inspections based on COVID-19’s curve in a particular state and locality, as...

Are You Ready for Digital Records? The FDA Is.

As our population continues to grow in the United States, 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.

The 483 Solution — What You Need To Know

Your company received a Form 483. Now what? Anyone who’s ever dealt with a 483 knows it’s no fun. Gain insight into how you can take the pain out of dealing with 483s.

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.

FDA Inspections: Rights and Reasonableness

When preparing for an FDA inspection, it is crucial to understand your facility's core rights and responsibilities. The topic of FDA inspections is unique within legal circles, and when discussing food law, most attorneys discuss the Food Safety...

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...