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In this month’s Ask the Expert column, we thought we’d start this new year by taking the opportunity to humbly share why we at EAS are confident that our staff and consultants offer the best expert regulatory knowledge in the industry, providing proactive and accurate solutions to your most pressing challenges.

As a demonstration of that expertise, EAS is an invited member by many trade organizations to participate in working groups, committees and a newly elected member to the prestigious FDLI Board of Directors. You already know EAS is a frequent presenter at conferences, webinars and seminars all over the world. But, did you also know that EAS is actively involved in priority initiatives and collaboration with trade groups? EAS is more than just an association member, we are also a partner – assisting, creating and fostering initiatives and opportunities that help guide the industry’s best practices for meeting FDA requirements.

Here are just some of the examples of our collaborative relationships:

Food Drug Law Institute (FDLI) – EAS President, Dean Cirotta, is on the board of directors, and Tara Couch, Ph.D., Senior Director of Dietary Supplement and Tobacco Products is on the Tobacco and Nicotine Products Committee.

EAS has three staff on the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) dietary supplement committee including Cathryn Sacra, Director of Labeling and Cosmetic Services. Additionally, EAS serves on the Regulatory and Scientific Affairs committee.

Allen Sayler, Senior Director for Food Consulting Services is the Lead Delegate to Committee on Food Additives for Codex (join our January 16 webinar to learn more about Codex and how it can improve your food safety processes). He is also on six committees between the International Dairy Federation and the U.S. National Committee of the International Dairy Federation.

EAS also participates on the Advisory and Data Committees for the Global Retailer Manufacturer Association, the Dietary Supplement Committee for the Council for Responsible Nutrition as well as five committees for the International Association for Food Protection.

Bryan Coleman, Senior Director for Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Consulting Services is the Chairman of the Finance Committee for the Food and Drug Administration Alumni Association (FDAAA) and Allen Sayler serves as President.

As you can see, EAS is busy, not only serving our clients but also staying ahead of the curve in a rapidly changing industry. EAS is proud to be invited partners to these and other trade groups and for the role we play in ensuring industries regulated by FDA understand their responsibility for compliance.

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