Prepared by EAS Consulting Group Affiliates from Almater Food Technologists srl and Lexma Consulting, Italy
August 23, 2018
EAS Consulting Group, LLC, leaders in FDA regulatory consulting is pleased to release a joint White Paper prepared by Italian business associate, Almater Food Technologists and Consultants srl (Italy) and LEXMA, who provide consulting services to food firms wish to comply with EU directives and/or individual European country food laws as well as for European firms intending to export food products for human and animal consumption into the US marketplace. Almater/LEXMA are independent consultants under contract to EAS. Their combined resources are now available through EAS Consulting Group.
The White Paper, titled “Compliance with EU Food Regulation: What if Traceability and Food Recall Are Not Enough?” discusses the extent to which the EU regulatory framework on food may impact and challenge the traditional operations of food manufacturers, particularly once a crisis erupts as well as how integration of legal, regulatory and technical expertise may improve the efficacy of a food manufacturer’s crisis management plan. Case studies are included as illustrations of how traditional operational methods resulted in aggressive responses by either EU or individual European country authorities Together EAS, Almater, and LEXMA provide highly technical regulatory consulting assistance with expertise in both European and US food safety laws, regulations and their enforcement by the respective government authorities. The use if this expertise will better enable firms to meet the new and changing European and American requirements for food processors, particularly those that are “foreign suppliers” from a US perspective and are required to comply with FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). EAS provides technical assistance to US-based food processors and importers in becoming compliant with the FSMA Preventive Controls and FSVP while Almater and LEXMA provide assistance from the perspective of a European food processor intending to keep its US market open and available.