EAS has entered into an arrangement with Almater, an Italian food technology and consulting firm, to assist European companies wishing to export food products to the U.S. in compliance with the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP). And U.S. food firms can now contact EAS for Almater’s assistance in complying with European requirements. Almater offers food regulatory assistance through its LEXMA branch.
EAS Consulting Group, a leader in consulting services to FDA regulated industries and FoodMinds, a premier food and nutrition consulting and communications agency, have announced a strategic partnership to help the food industry navigate complicated issues surrounding the science of food and nutrition, the development of products to meet consumer demand and the regulatory hurdles of ensuring safe and compliant product-lines.
As consumer demand for greater transparency in food products increases and federal and state regulatory agencies implement pre-emptive, preventive requirements aimed at protecting consumer safety, the collaborative effort by EAS and FoodMinds will help ensure:
- Identification and mitigation of risks to branding and regulatory compliance;
- Properly structured, vetted and compliant partnerships with co-manufacturers and suppliers, amidst the current preventive mindset of FDA, state and customer requirements;
- Crisis preparedness to maintain brand value and integrity; and
- Forward-thinking strategic plans and operating procedures, engaging the most up-to-date industry guidance, practices, and technology to meet stakeholder expectations.
Together, EAS and FoodMinds offer a comprehensive team of experts, facilitating a structured approach to the most challenging issues facing the food industry. With specialists in food and nutrition sciences; toxicology; microbiology; FDA, USDA, EPA, FTC and state food laws, regulations and enforcement practices; food labeling and claims requirements; product branding; public relations and market research; consumer behavior; crisis communications; and technical and scientific writing, the joint teams have the capability to overcome the numerous challenges facing the food industry and drive successful outcomes for clients.
EAS has entered into a technical partnership with Mandala International (and its subsidiary Mandala North America, based in Atlanta) to help position EAS clients for product entry and distribution in the Brazilian and Mexican markets. Product registration for healthcare industries (medical devices, drugs, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, veterinary products, food supplements, sanitary products, etc.) can be cumbersome, with specific regulations for each country. U.S. companies wishing to sell products internationally will benefit from regulatory expertise in these complex and high-risk environments. Through this partnership, EAS and Mandala will provide legal, commercial and technical support, including required regulatory documentation that will ease product entry to the marketplace.
American Botanical Council (ABC)
American Herbal Products Association (AHPA)
Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO)
Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA)
Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)
The Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI)
Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA)
Natural Products Association (NPA)
Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS)
Tobacco Information Service (TMA)