ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- EAS Consulting Group, LLC is pleased to welcome long time Independent Consultant, Allen Sayler as new Senior Director for Food and Cosmetic Consulting Services. Mr. Sayler has been an independent consultant for EAS since 2012. In that time, his expertise in the areas of food processing, particularly in the area of dairy processing, infant formula, food additives, botanical products and FDA food compliance issues has been of great value to EAS clients.
Allen Sayler grew up on a dairy farm in North Dakota and he has spent more than 30 years in the dairy food sector. For twelve of those years he served as vice president of regulatory affairs and international standards at the International Dairy Foods Association. Prior to that, he served for in the dairy division at USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service, and with FDA's Milk Safety Branch – including a stint as acting chief of the branch. He also spent ten years as Assistant Dairy Commissioner for the North Dakota Department of Agriculture. Prior to joining EAS full time, he was a Managing Partner of the Center for Food Safety & Regulatory Solutions.
Mr. Sayler has extensive knowledge of food production, processing, food safety and quality assurance programs. He is active in numerous organizations, including the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments, the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), the International Dairy Federation (IDF) and the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and the FDA Alumni Association. His honors include the International Association of Food Protection (IAFP) recipient of the Harold Barnum Award for contributions to the organization, the public and the food industry in the area of advancing food safety; as well as two Group Excellence Awards, one from FDA for the drug residue and dairy HACCP pilot project and the other from USDA for drafting and assisting in the implementation of the EU Certification program for dairy products. Mr. Sayler has qualified as Lead Instructor for the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Foods, a standardized curriculum for receiving "Preventive Control Qualified Individual" certification as required by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
Allen is a popular speaker and author on the subjects of food and cosmetic safety. His column, "Sayler on Safety" appears quarterly in Dairy Foods Magazine, is a "must read" for dairy processors committed to building and maintaining effective food safety programs that comply with government and customer requirements.
"EAS is so pleased and fortunate that Allen Sayler has chosen to join our leadership team," says EAS Chairman and CEO Edward A. Steele. "His technical expertise in the very complex area of ingredient safety is of great value to our clients. We look forward to Allen's expanded leadership at EAS and his valued contributions."
About EAS Consulting Group, LLC
While EAS Consulting Group celebrates its tenth year of service under the name EAS, it continues to carry on 55 plus years of leadership in providing regulatory consulting to the industries regulated by FDA and other federal and state agencies. Our network of independent advisors and consultants enables EAS to provide comprehensive consulting, training and auditing services to the food, dietary supplement, pharmaceutical, medical device, tobacco and cosmetic industries. Whether the need is assistance with general FDA or USDA regulatory compliance or more specific needs such as product development, FDA FSMA regulation compliance, generic or customized compliance trainings, 483 responses, product market withdrawals or recalls, mock-FDA audits, expert witness services, GRAS & food additive issues, dietary supplements, labeling compliance or development of a detailed import strategy and policy, EAS, with its over 150 consultants, former FDA compliance officials and industry experts, is able to assist. With vast expertise in FDA's policies and enforcement, EAS is the proven choice for assistance in FDA and other regulatory matters. www.easconsultinggroup.com.
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