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HACCP In your Manufacturing Process

HACCP In Your Manufacturing Process

With the increasingly global nature of the food and supplement industries, quality assurance regulations have become incredibly complex. Despite this evolution, a surprising number of companies still rely on a paper-based system for their Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan. HACCP is an internationally recognized system of proactivity in the management of a ... Read more

Essential Legal Checklist for Natural Product & Functional Food Companies

Are you wondering how to legally protect your natural product or food and beverage company?  The legal system can seem overwhelming when creating a new product or launching a brand.  Legal obligations and fees vary depending on business structure and location.  Consult a business attorney and a regulatory compliance expert prior to forming your operations ... Read more
6 Manufacturing and Food Safety Software Must-Haves

6 Manufacturing and Food Safety Software Must-Haves

Now more than ever food and beverage manufacturers are up against greater challenges. Antiquated pen-and-paper tracking is still surprisingly prevalent in even large and mid-size companies. These systems can open the door to issues when it comes to quality and food safety requirements.  Alternatively, the right food safety software can help balance business profitability and ... Read more

Clean Label Essentials for Natural Product Companies

Want to understand your supplement ingredients without needing a biomedical engineering degree to decipher the label?  You’re not alone. More consumers are seeking “clean label” products that offer transparent and simple labels. The market research firm Euromonitor estimates clean label global food and supplement sales will rise from $165 billion in 2015 to $180 billion by ... Read more
FDA Regulates Dietary Supplements

FDA Regulation of Dietary Supplements

How does the FDA regulate dietary supplements? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has regulated dietary supplements since at least 1938. At the time they were regulated like any other food, however. In the 1980’s they became defined as “food additives,” leading to a lot of confusion and inconsistent regulatory standards. The Dietary Supplement Health ... Read more

How To Choose The Best Food Manufacturer – 10 Must Haves

Congratulations, you’ve chosen a food or nutritional supplement to sell.  Next a high-quality manufacturer is needed, but how can you find the best option?  A daunting number of questions pop up:  Do you want to stay local or manufacture abroad?  How can you ensure product quality?  What about on-time delivery?  Product manufacturing considerations can be ... Read more

Managing FSMA compliance without losing your mind

According to the FDA, the “Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years…” The overarching principle guiding the implementation of FSMA is FDA’s shift from detection and response to prevention. The basic steps for FSMA compliance are 1. carry out a hazard/risk assessment ... Read more