FDA Warning Letters About Food Products

FDA Warning Letters About Food Products

How to Avoid or Respond to Citations

1st Edition - August 29, 2017

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  • Author: Joy Frestedt
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128093504
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128054703

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FDA Warning Letters About Food Products: How to Avoid or Respond to Citations uses examples of FDA warning letters about food products as training tools to discuss important quality and manufacturing issues encountered by food companies around the world as they bring food products into the US market. Focused specifically on FDA warning letters surrounding new dietary ingredients and dietary supplements, the book first introduces FDA warning letters in general. Each chapter then focuses on specific issues identified, including HAACP/quality systems, imports/exports, food contact issues, etc. This book helps the food industry train professional team members (across the spectrum of experience levels) to avoid common issues often cited in warning letters. It serves both as an authoritative reference on the common types of warning letters issued to food companies today, and as a guide to best practices for food manufacturers.

Key Features

  • Includes a range of specific warning letters as case studies and examples of method application
  • Synthesizes often complex information into a clear presentation of FDA warning letters and how to deal with them
  • Describes techniques and methodologies to guide readers to the solution most appropriate for their scenario


CEO, Food Safety Officer/Director/Specialist, VP of Clinical, Regulatory and/or Quality Affairs, Regulatory Affairs/Compliance Specialist/Quality Assurance Specialist, Food Application Scientist, FDA inspector. These individuals will work in food companies, at food research sites (sensory science, formulation chemists, etc.) and inside food production facilities. The FDA may also be interested in this book as they train new inspectors and others involved in the process of evaluating manufacturers around the world

Table of Contents

  • 1. History of Warning Letters to Food Companies
    2. Introduction to Quality Systems
    3. HAACP
    4. Imports/Exports
    5. Food Contact Products
    6. Clinical Trials for Foods and Dietary Supplements
    7. Food Safety Modernization Act
    8. Future Trends and Directions

Product details

  • No. of pages: 334
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2017
  • Published: August 29, 2017
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128093504
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128054703

About the Author

Joy Frestedt

Dr. Joy Frestedt has managed clinical research, regulatory affairs, and quality systems for more than 35 years and has published more than 100 manuscripts, book chapters. With a PhD in Pathobiology from the University of Minnesota Medical School, her experience includes designing, conducting and overseeing clinical trials as well as negotiating regulatory submissions and developing quality systems for companies like the University of Minnesota, Orphan Medical, Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, Johnson and Johnson, Medtronic, and Mayo Clinical Trial Services. Dr. Frestedt also founded Alimentix, the Minnesota Diet Research Center and was named one of the “100 Most Inspiring People in the Life Sciences Industry” (PharmaVOICE, 2011) and one of the top 25 “Industry Leaders/Women in Business” (Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, 2011).

Affiliations and Expertise

President, Alimentix, the Minnesota Diet Research Center, St. Louis Park, MN, USA

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