Advancing the FDA’s Oversight of Drug Compounding

Last month, FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb released a statement regarding the implementation of the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA) and section 503B of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. One of the limitations of these acts was in regards to the drug...

FDA’s Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM) Testing

Contract Laboratory receives many requests from cosmetics and food companies for outsourcing their microbiology testing. Many of these companies want testing according to FDA BAM Standards.  BAM stands for the FDA Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM). It is a US...

Salmonella Bacteria Testing in Food

Cosmetics Labeling Testing and Analysis

Cosmetics sold in the  United States need to be in compliance with labeling requirements of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act, the Fair Packaging and Labeling (FP&L) Act, and Food and Drug Administration Regulations. These laws require...

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US FDA Compliant Easter Egg Food Color Safety Testing

It's Easter weekend, and egg dyeing is in full force! Have you ever wondered about the food color safety testing of the easter egg dyes used on Easter eggs? Food coloring, dyes, and additives are regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration. Egg dye is a food...

FDA New Guidance | Food Safety Modernization Act FSMA

The US FDA recently announced it would be making changes to the way it enforces the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) of 2011, an act meant to help ensure the safety of the food supply. The agency is calling the act the biggest food safety overhaul in 70 years....

FDA Issues New Guidance on Food Safety Modernization Act

Food Allergy Testing

According to the FDA, food allergies are becoming a more common occurrence with symptoms ranging from mild hives to severe anaphylaxis. Symptoms of a food allergy can show up within a few minutes of eating or up to two hours later. The 8 most common foods to cause...

Food Recalls

The FDA has issued more than 13 food recalls in the last 7 days. The recalls were related to undeclared ingredients like soy, milk, and eggs, Listeria and E. coli, and products not being manufactured in compliance with cGMPs. The FDA posts all food recalls on their...

Food Recalls Testing

Medical Device Reprocessing Testing

Looking for medical device testing? On March 12, 2015, the US Food and Drug Administration released a final guidance for medical device reprocessing entitled "Reprocessing Medical Devices in Health Care Settings: Validation Methods and Labeling”  This guidance was...

Medical Device Reprocessing Testing


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