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About Us

EAS Consulting Group, a member of the Certified family of companies, is a global leader in regulatory solutions for industries regulated by FDA, USDA, and other federal and state agencies. Our network of over 150 independent advisors and consultants enables EAS to provide comprehensive consulting, training and auditing services, ensuring proactive regulatory compliance for food, dietary supplements, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cosmetics, tobacco, hemp and CBD.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide quality regulatory advice and service and to represent the best interests of our clients in an ethical, timely, and cost-efficient manner.

Through our alignment with Certified Laboratories, a leading full-service food testing laboratory servicing the food industry since 1926, Labstat, a best in class tobacco, nicotine and vape safety laboratory and Labs-Mart, a dietary supplement, vitamin, and healthy products laboratory, EAS can assist you with your regulatory requirements and challenges , while offering a more robust scope of testing services to meet your organization’s sophisticated needs.

From strategic product development, toxicology and microbiology assistance, including preparation of technical submissions such as GRAS, Food Additive Petitions, DMFs, NDIs, 510(k)s and more; to FSMA compliance, expert witness services, due diligence assessments, or support after receipt of a FDA form 483 or Warning Letter, including market withdrawals, recalls and improvement plans with follow-on mock-FDA inspection audits, EAS offers the detailed knowledge and experience your company requires to ensure accurate and timely assistance. With our vast expertise in FDA’s policies and enforcement, EAS is the proven choice for assistance with FDA, product testing and other regulatory solutions.

While EAS provides regulatory support, guidance and solutions to the FDA regulated industries, EAS is not a law firm and therefore, is not engaged in rendering legal advice. The Work Product and information that EAS provides to its clients does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice. Please contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular legal matter.

Arthur A. Checchi, former FDA Associate Commissioner, founded firm.

Anthony Celeste, former Director of Regional Operations for FDA, takes over and operated company as AAC Consulting Group.

After 30 years, Ed Steele retires from the CFSAN at FDA and joins AAC as Vice President.

AAC was acquired by Kendle International. Ed Steele, named President of AAC.

Mr. Steele acquired the Food, Dietary Supplement, and Cosmetic consulting divisions and Founded
EAS Consulting Group.

Mr. Steele invites new partners to join EAS: Dean Cirotta, President & COO, Brett Steele, CFO; Expands Pharma, Device and Tobacco Services.

EAS is acquired by Certified Laboratories, expanding capabilities for both companies in laboratory testing and comprehensive consulting services for FDA regulated industries.


EAS continues to successfully support FDA regulated industries with 12 staff members and over 150 Independent Advisors and Consultants, former FDA Investigators and Industry Executives who are experts in their fields.

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