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Seven Components of a Successful FSVP

Today’s global marketplace – and increasingly complex supply chain – has driven more companies to look abroad for suppliers. And while sourcing internationally comes with a host of challenges, few create as much confusion as FSMA's Foreign...

Preventive Controls Qualified Individual: The What, Who, Why and How

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Control (HARPC) rule relies heavily upon tasks performed by a “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual” (PCQI).

Our 2020 Recall Review

With 2020 behind us, we can look back and assess the state of recalls for food and beverage. Due to the pandemic, the numbers deviate from prior years but still paint a clear picture of where the industry needs to focus moving forward.  

Are You Amazon Ready?

As we learn more about Amazon and its relatively new and evolving dietary supplements quality policy, the responsibilities of companies selling these products on Amazon’s platform are becoming more apparent.

A Look Inside TraceGains Network

Marc Simony, Head of Product Strategy at TraceGains, shared some valuable insights into not only what TraceGains Network is, but, more importantly, what value it provides to both TraceGains customers and suppliers.

Practical FSMA Compliance Tips

While the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules have all been finalized for a while now, there’s still a lot of confusion regarding implementation and what companies should do from a food safety standpoint.

FSMA: Frequently Asked Questions

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,...

Five Tips for a Strong FSVP

Like most federal regulations, the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) includes many definitions, exemptions, and jargon. Essentially, the FDA wants companies importing food into the United States to make sure it’s up to the FDA’s...

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...

Food Policy: A Conversation with Baylen Linnekin

GMOs, FSMA, and menu labeling are all hot topics in food policy and regulation. To further discuss the latest updates, we sat down with Baylen Linnekin, leading food policy author and attorney.