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Ensuring Regulatory Compliance for Flavor Companies

Contact Author Patty Benson, SAFC
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Regulatory compliance in the flavors industry has become increasingly complex as flavor manufacturers deal with often-conflicting worldwide requirements. Here I will share what I—and of course my company—have learned from a recent evaluation of the regulatory compliance position of the flavor and fragrance product line in the service of the industry’s evolving needs.

A Case for Change

In today’s market, the increased emphasis and customer demand for food regulatory compliance provides an opportunity for companies to make a solid commitment to operate in accordance with all applicable global regulations. This begins with the identification of compounds most widely used in the food and flavoring industries and ensuring that these materials meet the strict regulatory compliance requirements of the world’s fast-growing food industry.

As with all large projects, success can be only be ensured by involving major stakeholders to define program requirements and design solutions. In our case, a company-wide cross-functional team was chartered, including representatives from the marketing, operations, quality control, quality assurance, distribution, purchasing and executive management groups.

Identifying Improvement Opportunities

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