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Managing FMSA compliance without losing your mind

  According to the FDA, the “Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years…” The overarching principle guiding the implementation of FSMA is FDA’s shift from detection and response to prevention. The basic steps for FSMA compliance are 1. carry out a hazard/risk ... Read moreManaging FMSA compliance without losing your mind

How To Choose The Best Food Manufacturer – 10 Must Haves

  Congratulations, you’ve chosen a food or nutritional supplement to sell.  Next a high-quality manufacturer is needed, but how can you find the best option?  A daunting number of questions pop up:  Do you want to stay local or manufacture abroad?  How can you ensure product quality?  What about on-time delivery?  Product manufacturing considerations can ... Read moreHow To Choose The Best Food Manufacturer – 10 Must Haves

Hot 2019 Trends For Functional Foods

We’ve been scanning hot new research to discover new functional food trends. Join us for a sneak peek into the dietary supplement space. People today are increasingly more conscious of their health and overall wellbeing. This sparks innovative trends for vitamins, minerals, and dietary supplements.  Smart business owners can use trends to create new products ... Read moreHot 2019 Trends For Functional Foods

Grow Your Natural Product or Supplement Business: 6 Smart Partnerships For Lean Entrepreneurs

  Launching your natural product business or new product feels exciting.  But what’s next? You want to maximize sales and grow your business but you can’t do it alone.  You have limited time.  So choose the right partnerships to maximize your success at the right price.  That way you can concentrate on what you do ... Read moreGrow Your Natural Product or Supplement Business: 6 Smart Partnerships For Lean Entrepreneurs

Essential Legal Checklist for Natural Product & Functional Food Companies

  Are you wondering how to legally protect your natural product or food and beverage company?  The legal system can seem overwhelming when creating a new product or launching a brand.  Legal obligations and fees vary depending on business structure and location.  Consult a business attorney and a regulatory compliance expert prior to forming your ... Read moreEssential Legal Checklist for Natural Product & Functional Food Companies

7 Smart Choices: Start a Supplement / Natural Product Business

You’ve made the biggest decision already – choosing to start a supplement or natural product brand.  But what’s next? There are many decisions needed to determine your success. With limited time and resources, you want to make smart choices.  Use our checklist to make decisions that will transform your dream into a money-making reality. 1. ... Read more7 Smart Choices: Start a Supplement / Natural Product Business

Essential GMP Knowledge For Nutritional & Sports Supplement Brands – 6 Questions

  Hundreds (if not thousands) of laws and regulations, and best federal and local practices govern the natural products industry. Within that growing and changing body of regulations, current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP for supplements and GMP for foods) serve as a the key regulatory backbone for the industry. GMP or cGMP are codified in 21 ... Read moreEssential GMP Knowledge For Nutritional & Sports Supplement Brands – 6 Questions

Clean Label Essentials for Natural Product Companies: $180 Bil by 2020

  Want to understand your supplement ingredients without needing a biomedical engineering degree to decipher the label?  You’re not alone. More consumers are seeking “clean label” products that offer transparent and simple labels. The market research firm Euromonitor estimates clean label global food and supplement sales will rise from $165 billion in 2015 to $180 billion ... Read moreClean Label Essentials for Natural Product Companies: $180 Bil by 2020

8 Essential Questions To Ask Supplement Ingredient Suppliers

  How can you find a high-quality dietary supplement ingredient supplier?   With hundreds to choose from this can seem daunting, but not if you know the savvy questions to ask. Smart inquiry matters because the FDA implemented cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practice) regulations for supplement manufacturers, but regulations aren’t enforced for suppliers, especially for suppliers ... Read more8 Essential Questions To Ask Supplement Ingredient Suppliers

Promising Senior Brain Health Boosters – 99.5 Million Seniors by 2050

  Do memory loss, multitasking difficulty and changes in attention span concern you?  As our population ages, brain performance ages too; and the growing flood of seniors will want to keep sharp. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population age 65+ will surge from 49.2 million in 2010 to 99.5 million in 2050. As ... Read morePromising Senior Brain Health Boosters – 99.5 Million Seniors by 2050

The condensed FMSA checklist for busy operations managers

No need to stress out when auditors or executives tell you it’s time for an FSMA audit.  It’s probable that your operation is already clean and safe, so why not break this down into managable pieces? Chances are that your Quality Assurance experts already have a FSMA audit checklist.  If not, take a look at ... Read moreThe condensed FMSA checklist for busy operations managers

6 Smart Marketing Tips for Food or Supplement Companies

  You’ve created the natural product or food that everyone needs, but how will customers find it?  An innovative marketing strategy can create viral demand and boost sales.  Use our tips below to create a marketing strategy that sells your brand. 1. Verify Demand With Market Research You believe in your product, but verifying product ... Read more6 Smart Marketing Tips for Food or Supplement Companies

5 Natural Product and Food Label Essentials – Avoid Costly Mistakes

  Boost natural product and food sales by creating outstanding product labels.  Your company wants accurate labels that will wow customers. Use our tips to avoid the nightmare of FDA non-compliant labels causing product recalls, or needing to reprint 10,000 labels due to blurred text.  Taking time to create attractive, error-free labels can interest potential ... Read more5 Natural Product and Food Label Essentials – Avoid Costly Mistakes