Regulatory Affairs Compliance

In today’s rapidly changing regulatory environment, firms need to turn to experienced advisors who can navigate through complex food policy and compliance issues. Whether the issue is on the plant floor or in the nation’s capital Exponent’s scientists and regulatory consultants have the knowledge and the skills to efficiently address your most pressing pre- or post-market regulatory needs. We have expertise in foods, dietary supplements, medical foods, infant formula, bottled water, and cosmetics, spanning from the grower to the retailer and beyond. Our medical, human factors, public health and nutrition expertise provides Exponent with the expanded capability to evaluate consumer behavior, intake and exposures, and well as adverse reactions.

Exponent can assist firms on regulatory issues, such as:

  • Nutritional and health claims 
  • Labeling 
  • Bioterrorism regulation compliance 
  • Food allergens 
  • Chemical and microbiological contamination 
  • Pre-market approvals and notices for additives and ingredients
  • GMP and HACCP compliance 
  • Due diligence 
  • Responses to: 
    • Inspections 
    • Proposed rulemaking or guidance 
    • Warning letters 
    • Outbreaks and other emergencies 
    • Emerging issues 

Our staff includes former regulatory and public health officials who know the laws and the regulations, as well as the procedures and processes used by the agencies. Most importantly, our staff have worked with food, drug, and cosmetic regulators at FDA, the agriculture and food safety regulators at USDA, the EPA’s pesticide, biocide, and antimicrobial programs, as well as key health officials at CDC, and their state and local counterparts. Exponent’s staff communicate the issues using a science-based approach.  

Let Exponent assist in your firm’s compliance and policy issues by conducting plant inspections, product or label examinations, testifying to the appropriate regulatory or health authority, or working collaboratively with other scientific, regulatory, medical, or legal professionals the your firm engages.