Food and Beverage Consulting Food Regulations for FDA Approved Food Products

Leverage our expertise in food regulations, food Label compliance, nutrition facts panel creation, self-affirmed GRAS, and stay compliant with the applicable food regulations in the USA. We can be  your trusted regulatory compliance partner and can help you with product classification,  ingredient assessment, auditing, and safety & quality measures.  

End-to-End Food & Beverage Compliance Solutions for the USA

We offer services related to the Food and Beverage Industry in the USA.

Food Label Compliance

We help you prepare a format that is ready to print as well as create a future-proof Nutrition Facts Panel and design print-ready full-compliant artfile ( brand images and logo).

Nutrition Facts Panel Creation

Prepare Nutrition Facts Panel by using raw material certificates of analysis and ingredient information or making use of your raw, unrounded, per 100 grams Nutritionals.

Food Facility Registration and Renewal

Get assistance to register your food facility with the FDA or review your current registration and avoid any late fee. Helpful for those who manufacture, process or pack foods.

GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) Notification

Let us review your food ingredients and check whether GRAS is possible followed by preparing a detailed GRAS dossier and submitting it to FDA to ascertain your ingredient qualifies for sale in USA.

Self-affirmed GRAS

Our FDA compliance professionals assist you in preparing a self-affirmed GRAS dossier and making sure your ingredients efficiently meet the safety qualifications for sale in USA.

Food and Beverage Industry in the USA

The food and beverage industry is among the most significant parts of the US economy. Food and beverages include prepackaged and fresh foods (excluding baby food), meats and poultry, fruits & vegetables, and delicacies.

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Understand the Importance of Food Safety Regulations

Understanding the importance of food safety regulations is critical to ensuring your restaurant or business follows all safety protocols. By following food safety regulations, you reduce the risk of customers getting sick from the food that is served, thereby avoiding potential lawsuits and negative publicity for your business. Additionally, by following the regulations, you show compliance and demonstrate a commitment to providing safe, quality food to your patrons.

Stay Informed of New Laws When They Change

Keeping up with new laws and regulations, as well as changes to existing safeguards, is an essential part of responsible business practices. Regularly check your local government websites or organizations like the FDA for updates on any relevant changes to food safety regulations in the US that may affect your operations. Be sure to also stay informed about industry-specific rules, such as temperature control or hygiene requirements. New federal guidelines can be issued at any time, so it’s important to stay current and proactive when it comes to protecting your customers' health.
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Food Regulations Food Compliance

Understand the Hazards Involved in Food Processing

The risks associated with food processing can vary and can include biological, chemical and physical hazards. Biological hazards such as salmonella, E. coli, campylobacter and listeria can enter the food chain through improperly prepared raw foods, while chemical hazards such as cleaning products, pesticides or industrial waste should also be monitored to ensure they are not introduced into food items. Furthermore, physical hazards like glass fragments, screws and nails must remain out of customer’s meals. All US restaurants should adhere to these standards to guarantee customer safety when it comes to eating their food items.

Use Nutrition Labels Effectively to Meet Requirements

Nutrition labels are an important part of ensuring food safety regulations are followed. Nutrition labels provide a comprehensive overview of the nutritional value of food and beverage items. Restaurants should ensure that their nutrition labels properly reflect their menu items, listing ingredients accurately and providing clear serving size instructions. Doing so helps guarantee customers are receiving accurate information about how much they’re consuming when ordering from your business.
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    What Are the Legal Requirements for Food Safety and Compliance?

    Your business must adhere to the legal requirements when it comes to food safety and compliance. These include abiding by the regulations of whatever country or jurisdiction you are in, following the hygiene principles, and producing safe food items, as well as keeping records that demonstrate your compliance with these. Additionally, staff must receive proper training for handling and cooking food items. It is also critical to identify any potential cross-contamination risks and ensure that they are eliminated or minimized at all times.

    Identifying Hazardous Foods and Chemicals

    When it comes to food safety and compliance, identifying hazardous foods and chemicals is key. Many food-related illnesses occur due to the consumption of spoiled or contaminated foods, while others may occur due to the presence of dangerous chemicals in food items. Additionally, cross-contamination must be identified and remedied at all times, as allowing dangerous bacteria to spread can cause serious harm to your customers’ health. Testing for allergens should also be completed regularly, so that allergen warnings can be added accordingly.
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    Food Regulations Food Compliance

    Ensuring Food Quality Through Temperature Control

    Making sure food is kept at the right temperature is key to safety, since both under- and over-cooked items can be dangerous for your customers. All foods need to be consistently stored at the appropriate temperature in order to avoid spoiling or harboring bacteria. Additionally, foods should always be cooked with the correct internal temperatures and served in a timely manner - cooked food that sits at room temperature for too long can become hazardous and cause health issues. This means regularly checking kitchen equipment such as refrigerators, ovens, dishwashers, etc., to ensure they are working properly and maintaining necessary food temperatures.

    Identifying and Implementing Effective Cleaning Practices

    Safe and effective food compliance practices are essential for a successful, and compliant, business. This means regularly inspecting all surfaces, including floors and walls, to ensure they are free from dirt or foreign objects. Proper cleaning practices should also be adopted in order to prevent the risk of cross-contamination from occurring. A thorough housekeeping program should also be in place, which ensures that cleanliness is adhered to at all times. Food safety regulations are attempting to minimize the risk of contamination from a variety of sources, such as insects, rodents, or unsanitary conditions within the kitchen environment.
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    Food Regulations Food Compliance

    Creating an Action Plan for Responding to Emergencies

    To protect your business from potential legal issues, it’s essential to create an action plan that outlines the appropriate steps to take in case of an emergency, such as food contamination or a health-related outbreak. Developing an action plan should include developing an emergency response team whose members understand all relevant federal and state regulations regarding food safety and who can quickly recognize and act on signs of a potential safety risk. Strict protocols should be in place for responding, including taking timely and effective action to ensure all affected products are removed from the marketplace without delay.

    Why is FDA Food Compliance & knowledge of Food Regulations Important?

    The US FDA  monitors foods and food ingredients for sale except for meat, poultry, and a few processed egg products. The regulatory agency imposes hefty penalties on businesses that fail to comply with the regulations. The FDA may also issue a stop sale or ban the sale of your product if any non-compliance is identified.

    FDA Regulations

    Every food manufacturer, packer, processor, distributor needs to submit certain records to the FDA to ensure all food products are safe and healthy for use.

    Comply with FDA Regulations

    Make foods with proper nutritional value. Give nutrient information in a standardized format followed by meeting label compliance.

    Specific Regulations

    There are specific regulatory requirements in place for food products, such as low-acid canned food, seafood, juice.

    Food Facility Registration

    Registering with the FDA is mandatory in the USA even if you have not started manufacturing, packing, processing or stocking food for human or animal consumption.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The FDA monitors foods and food ingredients for sale and will impose penalties on any business that can’t comply with regulatory compliance.  This can include banning your product from sale in stores and online if there are non-compliances.  These regulations require that anyone in the food and beverage industry submit records to the FDA to make sure their products are safe & healthy for use, make foods with nutritional value displayed to meet label compliance and comply with facility registration.  There are also specific requirements in place for different food products like low-acid canned food, juice, and seafood.  These FDA regulations and guidelines are constantly changing and the paperwork can be quite complex, If you’d like us to help you, we’d be happy to.

    There are no FDA fees for a food facility but foreign facilities will need to have an approved US FDA Agent in order to be compliant.  

    According to the Nutrition Labelling and Education Act of 1990, almost all foods require 5 basic level requirements: quantity of content, nutritional information, ingredients, manufacturer or distributor, and product name.

    The food & beverage compliance solutions for the USA we offer consists of:

    1. Food Label Compliance- We will prepare a format that is ready to print and create a future-proof Nutrition Facts Panel and design print-ready full-compliant (brand images and logo).
    2. Nutrition Facts Panel Creation- We can prepare your panel using raw material certificates and ingredient information.
    3. Food Facility Registration and Renewal – Get assistance to register your food facility with the FDA or review your current registration to avoid any non-compliances.
    4. GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe Notification) – We’ll review your food ingredients to determine whether GRAS is possible and prepare a dossier to be submitted to the FDA to see if your ingredient qualifies for sale in the USA.
    5. Self-affirmed GRAS – Our FDA compliance professionals can assist you in preparing a self-affirmed GRAS dossier so your ingredients efficiently meet the U.S.A safety qualification requirements for sale.

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