Regulatory Assistance

This program provides assistance with understanding the regulations and guidelines of the FDA, USDA and related agencies and how they might impact the labeling, manufacturing, and claims of a food or supplement product.  Examples of processes and claims include: FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) HACCP Planning (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point), Organic, Kosher, Halal, Sustainable, Allergens, Gluten Free, Trans Fat Free, etc.

Mock Auditing 
The performance of a mock audit will assist established food companies courting new suppliers or customers who require a third party audit and provide general performance measures.  It will identify areas of improvement to meet food industry best practices.

Technical & Lab Services
The Food Innovation Center does provide a limited array of technical lab services for our clients. Lab tests have associated fees and are billed on a project basis.  The following tests can be performed in house.  Any necessary additional testing will be performed by an outside commercial lab.  FIC can assist each client with a list of commercial labs that provide the necessary services.

FIC Analytical Testing (for clients only):

  • Proximate Analysis (Protein, Fat, Fiber, Moisture, Ash)
  • pH
  • Brix
  • Water Activity
  • Viscosity
  • Titratable Acidity
  • Total Solids
  • Calcium
  • Fat Testing, FFA, PV
  • Microbiological Testing
  • Total Plate Count
  • Yeast and mold
  • Environmental Sampling
  • E. Coli
  • Salmonella
  • Listeria
  • Lactic Acid
  • Bacteria
  • Challenge Studies