What is a Food Regulatory Consultant?

A food regulatory consultant navigates the scientific and regulatory requirements that products must meet in order to be marketed to the public. Failure to comply with food regulations can result in costly future corrective actions, and even possible recalls.

A food regulatory consultant can not only help to ensure food products are compliant, but can also suggest ways in which food products can be placed on the market with a competitive advantage.

Without the food regulatory industry, our lack of knowledge about nutritional value, food handling and preparation, and the unregulated usage of man-made, “food-safe” toxins would put our collective health at constant, serious risk.

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Are you suited to be a food regulatory consultant?

Food regulatory consultants have distinct personalities. They tend to be artistic individuals, which means they’re creative, intuitive, sensitive, articulate, and expressive. They are unstructured, original, nonconforming, and innovative. Some of them are also investigative, meaning they’re intellectual, introspective, and inquisitive.

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