Food Product Classification & Identity
We have extensive experience in successfully and legally classifying food products and beverages for the US market. Most food products in the US have a designated standard of identity as defined by the US-FDA, which determines its formulation, processing and identity. Although a large number of products have a defined identity, it is common that ethnic products can be classified outside or the established standards of identity, allowing them to be less regulated, while maintaining it safety.
Food Product Label and Nutrition Facts Review
All food products to be sold to consumers in the US must comply with the US FDA’s Food Labeling Regulations as they appear in the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) of the Code of Federal Regulations Chapter 21 (CFR 21) and the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act. This applies to products made by all manufacturers and processor in the US and all other nations. ADEM is specialized in reviewing and assessing compliance of most foods products, particularly in dairy and beverages.
Food Facility Registration & Agency
Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (the Bioterrorism Act) and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires that facilities and companies that manufacture, process, pack and store food for consumption in the United States of America register their facilities information with FDA. This registration process must be renewed every other year. It is the responsibility of a registered food facility to secure food safety measures in their establishments to reduce and control the probability of causing serious adverse health consequences to consumers in the US. All facilities registration will require a US agent individual of firm who will be the point of contact between the FDA and the registered company. ADEM is a qualified service firm to advise food manufacturers and processors to identify their qualifications and process their registration with the FDA as well as to serve as their agent.
FDA Audits Assistance
It is becoming more common under the new regulations for FDA to conduct audits of foreign plants that process and export food products to the US. These audits are for review of compliance of HACCP plans, Good Manufacturing Practices GMP, and of Low Acid Canned Food Manufacturing. At ADEM we are capable and experienced to assist companies in the preparation and accompaniment during these audits to secure proper compliance and follow up of corrective actions. Lack of substantial compliance of any food safety practices may represent in denial of entry of their food products into the US at customs.