April Kates has been an EAS Independent Consultant since 2017. In the time she has worked with EAS she has provided interpretation of FDA food labeling rules and reviewed for regulatory compliance food and cosmetic labels and labeling. In addition, she has provided regulatory support to clients in the area of food ingredients.
April’s government experience includes serving as a supervisory consumer safety officer in FDA’s Food Labeling and Standards Staff, and in USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service Federal-State Audit Branch. Additionally, she served as Manager of Regulatory Compliance for consumer products at McCormick Spice Company, as a food regulatory specialist at American Ingredients Company (now Corbion), as a program analyst at FSIS, and as a food technologist at FDA.