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Phone and Email Consults Available
Request time with one of our Consultants to discuss any regulatory questions you may have. Based on your company needs, this service can range from a phone discussion to complex research with written feedback on a variety of topics. Frequent topics include: - Product Naming- Labeling and Marketing Claims- Ingredient Labeling- Nutrition Facts Panel Format Optimization- USDA ApplicationsFeedback is provided through email communication, phone discussion or formal memorandum.
Comprehensive regulatory review of label artwork's mandatory features. Feedback is provided via a Compliance Report with specific corrective actions or risk-based guidance for undefined features.Each review includes:- Detailed report of feedback for label revisions and recordkeeping purposes- One hour of complimentary support - Discounted subsequent reviews for second or third round revisionsComplimentary support can take place before or after the review is performed, valid for 30 days upon receiving the returned report.
Nutrition Facts Panel (NFP)
Creation of a nutrition facts panel based on the formulation of ingredients or 100-gram laboratory data as provided. The deliverable is created using PLC’s proprietary software, EZ Form and includes an FDA or USDA compliant serving size, proper value rounding, and graphic formatting based on the Total Available Labeling Space. The deliverable is returned via email in a PDF, BMP, or EPS file format.For NFP Optimization including formatting options, RACC selection, and other graphic needs, we recommend scheduling a Consult with a member from our team.
Creation of ingredient statements based on individual product specifications and formula information, as provided. Review includes ensuring ingredients are presented in order of predominance by weight, review of ingredient names to evaluate if common or usual names are used, and to provide feedback if parameters for use are specified in the regulations. The default deliverable is returned via email in a PDF file format.
Basic Label Submission involves the submission of an application for label approval to the applicable division, through the online LSAS portal. Applications are submitted to USDA’s Label Program and Delivery Staff (LPDS) for meat and poultry labels or Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) for child nutrition labels. Feedback includes a PDF of USDA Summary Documentation along with PLC’s recommended next steps through email communication. Additional services may accompany the application in order to expedite the process even further. We recommend adding the Application Prescreen to catch errors in label artwork prior to submission.
Application Prescreens are designed to ensure all mandatory features of a label are present prior to USDA submission. Feedback is focused on missing elements or immediate concerns with an application that the USDA may address. Feedback is provided to clients via email communication and will include recommended next steps to achieve approval. For a formal comprehensive review, please consider our Compliance Report option found under "Label Review".A Generic Certificate is supplied for any label deemed Generic Eligible for record keeping purposes. Prescreen reviews are billed on an hourly basis, with an estimated review time of 30-60 minutes. Additional guidance or questions will be applied to the overall review time.
We recommend you consolidate your documents into a zip file. If your files are too large for upload, contact [email protected] for assistance processing your order.
Available for Download: 7234 Form (required for all USDA Submissions)
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