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EAS Consulting Group, LLC Announces Dr. Tara Lin Couch as New Senior Director, Dietary Supplements and Tobacco Services.

EAS Consulting Group, LLC is very pleased to announce the hiring of Tara Lin Couch, Ph.D. as Senior Director, Dietary Supplements and Tobacco Services. Dr. Couch has been an independent consultant for EAS Consulting Group since 2012 and was invited to be the EAS Independent Advisor for Dietary Supplements in 2015.

As a consultant, Dr. Couch assisted dietary supplement and tobacco companies with the development, improvement, and implementation of strong Quality Systems that are scientifically sound, efficient, practical, and compliant with all FDA regulations. As an advisor, she continued with these roles and took a proactive approach to monitoring the regulatory environment and advising EAS independent consultants of trends and approaches to FDA guidance. Her hiring as Senior Director was based on her expertise and capabilities. She will have oversight of our Dietary Supplement and Tobacco consulting programs and the new position will offer her an opportunity for full engagement with all EAS clients in these areas ensuring a holistic approach to regulatory needs in this fast changing environment.

Dr. Couch’s unique ability to meld her analytical background with a thorough understanding and application to the regulatory environment further solidifies EAS as the leader in FDA regulatory consulting services. Dr. Tara Lin Couch is a Ph.D. Analytical / Organic Chemist with exceptional analytical abilities and over 30 years of diverse laboratory work and compliance and regulatory experience in academic, contract, and manufacturing environments.  She is a sought after expert and educator on issues pertaining to Quality Control in both pharmaceutical and dietary supplement manufacturing facilities including the establishment of specifications and the development of well-organized, sophisticated laboratories, and overall GMP compliance.

Dr. Couch joins an esteemed team of EAS Senior Staff, leaders in their fields in developing regulatory compliant strategies for all FDA regulated industries and is supported by an international network of over 150 independent consultants, most of whom are former high-level FDA and industry executives.

Ed Steele, EAS Chairman and CEO and Dean Cirotta, President and COO are pleased to welcome Dr. Tara Lin Couch to the Senior Staff of EAS Consulting Group and look forward to continuing to provide expert regulatory services to the dietary supplement and tobacco industries under her leadership.

About EAS Consulting Group, LLC

While EAS Consulting Group celebrates its tenth year of service under the name EAS, it continues to carry on 55 plus years of leadership in providing regulatory consulting to the industries regulated by FDA and other federal and state agencies.   Our network of independent advisors and consultants enables EAS to provide comprehensive consulting, training and auditing services to the food, dietary supplement, pharmaceutical, medical device, tobacco and cosmetic industries. Whether the need is assistance with general FDA or USDA regulatory compliance or more specific needs such as product development, FDA FSMA regulation compliance, generic or customized compliance trainings, 483 responses, product market withdrawals or recalls, mock-FDA audits, expert witness services, GRAS & food additive issues, dietary supplements, labeling compliance or development of a detailed import strategy and policy, EAS, with its over 150 consultants, former FDA compliance officials and industry experts, is able to assist. With vast expertise in FDA’s policies and enforcement, EAS is the proven choice for assistance in FDA and other regulatory matters. www.easconsultinggroup.com.