Ingredient Identity, a regulatory management consulting firm to companies in the food and dietary supplement industries, announced four new divisions that enable more customers to achieve and maintain GMP (good manufacturing practices) compliance faster. Ingredient Identity also plans to hire specialized regulatory and quality assurance experts to meet the growing demand for outsourced FDA consulting support, New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) filings and GRAS (generally recognized as safe) notification services. The four specialized division to support clients are: Regulatory Guidance Services (RGS), Quality Development Services (QDS), Labeling Review Services (LRS) and Brand Reputation Services (BRS).
RGS will focus on high-level regulatory consulting, strategic planning and quality program guidance for customers that require extensive industry expertise and proven systems to effectively plan, scale operations or address matters of high legal or regulatory risk. QDS will head the evaluation, development and implementation of Best Compliance Practices, facility GMP auditing or vendor qualifications and general technical support for customers with regulatory needs. LRS will handle the development and review of content for labels, packaging, claims substantiation, website reviews and advertising scripts, to ensure compliance with U.S. or international regulatory bodies. BRS will assist in crisis management and post-event recovery planning for customers facing class action lawsuits, FTC actions, FDA warning letters or consent decrees and criminal charges. The programs are designed to guarantee results and mitigate matters negatively affecting brand reputation.
Ingredient Identity reinvested over the last year to develop the platform for regulatory services and program solutions, to allow for rapid client implementation. With the new platform, full documentation and company specific standard operating procedures (SOPs) can be completed with a few days to a few weeks, regardless of complexity and size of the operation. The management platform supports large, multi-variable projects, including GMP compliance audits, NDI filings and due-diligence assessments.
“We are highly conscious of not disrupting our clients daily operations by burying them in excessive procedures, which is why our Quality Program Optimization service is crucial to saving mid-to-large cap companies hundreds of thousands of dollars and in some cases millions each year," said Brandon Griffin, CEO of Ingredient Identity. “While a client may already be GMP compliant, often we walk in and find inefficiencies that are very costly from a production revenue perspective so it doesn’t hurt to have our experts spot check operations."
Ingredient Identity specializes in quality and regulatory guidance, NDI filings, GRAS notifications, labeling claims and website reviews, FDA inspection support, technical marketing and brand reputation management.