Consulting Services

Food & Beverage, Supplements, Cosmetics, Chemicals

For many food and supplement companies, the complexity of product development, staff training and ongoing compliance within a global marketplace calls for specialized expertise.

At FoodChain ID, we deliver high-level subject matter expertise for consulting based on your business needs, budget and timelines.

Recently we’ve delivered the following projects for clients around the world.

  • Label information and claims review for a large food and beverage company for 100+ countries
  • Allergen labelling requirements specific to alcoholic beverages in 45 countries
  • Labelling and compliance review of 500+ vitamin, mineral and botanical products across 32 markets including Europe and Asia
  • Alcoholic beverage label reviews for 50+ markets and 75 ingredient compliance reviews for 45 countries
  • Regulatory status of artificial sweeteners in 30 emerging markets
  • GRAS (generally recognized as safe) assessments for food and feed clients
  • Packaging sustainability analysis and report focused on recycling logos in 150 countries

The range and depth of our subject matter experts goes beyond this list. We do not work from an established list of services, instead we design programs to help you solve your specific problem(s).

Beyond a capable pair of hands our customers tell us that using our consulting services has also delivered the following benefits.
Food, Supplement and Cosmetic Industry Consulting

Our work supports the safety, quality, integrity and sustainability of the global food chain. As our name implies, FoodChain ID’s technology and consulting abilities span your full supply chain and business operation needs.

  • 30,000 companies in over 100 countries rely on FoodChain ID’s industry-leading solutions
  • Deep knowledge base for regulatory compliance and supply chain risk in 200+ countries

If you need support that’s not necessarily aligned to a single, consistent project with a fixed time frame or goal, our Expertise as a Service solution provides access to the help you need, as and when you need it.

International marketplace coverage and compliance review for food and feed ingredients, processing aids, colorants, cosmetic ingredients, dietary or food supplement ingredients, GMO submission support and contaminant regulatory analysis.

Food safety gap analysis, FSMA Preventive Controls, internal food safety auditing, food fraud vulnerability assessment, food safety culture

Label and claims compliance review against country requirements, risk analysis claim use by market. Product registration and technical service support.

Label compliance review against country requirements, risk analysis claim use by market. Product registration and technical service support.

International guidance on sustainability issues related to the food industry. Certification support for USDA and EU Organic, Non-GMO, ProTerra and ProFarm.

Assessments for food, ingredients and standards of identity. Preparation of GRAS notices, New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) and global submissions. Support for global innovation of novel food products within regulatory frameworks.

Nutrition science gap analysis and strategy recommendations. Global support for food and supplement health claims. Nutrition clinical study protocol design to substantiate EU health claim or novel food authorizations.

Food additive review, such as colors, flavors, sweeteners and enzymes.

Food contact evaluation based on regulatory requirements and substrates. Food contact notifications (FCNs) and similar market entry submissions on a global basis.

Market entry assessments for established and emerging markets, including ingredient risk assessments and regulatory review. Preparation of premarket applications for food, feed additives and food processing aids in international markets.

Expert supply chain risk assessment backed by HorizonScan™, supply chain tracking of ingredients and suppliers, and the Food Fraud Database, providing assessments of intentional fraud. Also, the availability of managed services support in data collection.

Strategic guidance for the global approval and ongoing regulatory compliance of chemicals, including biocides, food additives, cosmetic ingredients, pesticides, apparel, construction materials, and medical and electronic device manufacturing. Sectors include consumer, food, packaging, agricultural, and industrial.