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About Tom Stratman

Mr. Thomas (Tom) Stratman has been working successfully in the branded and private label Dietary Supplement space since 1988. He is passionate about professionally serving the dietary supplement industry and maintains that the industry can only thrive by maintaining high quality across all sectors of the enterprise. He has held senior level sales & marketing positions with such companies as Hoffmann-LaRoche, Tishcon Corp.Inner Armour, Pacific Health Labs, Pinnacle Sports, TwinLab. He founded in 2006 a full service consulting firm specializing in technical services for manufacturers and marketers of dietary supplements. Mr. Stratman hold a B.S. degree in Biological Chemistry from the University of Cincinnati. He is also a former graduate assistant for Dale Carnegie Training and is involved in several community based service projects in the Tampa-St Petersburg area. He and his life partner Deborah, reside in St. Petersburg, FL.

Are you a CBD manufacturer or brand?

If you are, you will be required one way or another, in the near future to comply with CFR 21 Part 110 or 111, for Food or Dietary Supplements. If you are a brand, not manufacturing your product offerings, you will need:

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The Gulf in CBD product quality laid bare as calls for tighter controls amplify

This is also a fairly large issue in the general dietary supplement market with smaller manufacturers not complying with cGMP regulations. It really isn’t just hemp’. Nutrition 50 is currently writing cGMP documents for smaller manufacturers who understand they need compliance. We do at a lower cost and with a more customized approach helping to […]

Do you receive inquiries from overseas?

Importation documentation can be very time consuming and requires in many cases authentications and apostilles from states and sovereign consulates.  I have been working in the international sector for over 15 years. Selling your offerings overseas once you get through the registration process can be a very lucrative channel broadening your revenue portfolio.   Nutrition 50 […]

Hemp Oil processing and Consumer Product manufacturing.

It is apparent that the regulatory front is accelerating in this category. There are safety concerns and smaller entities are producing products with no cGMP documentation in place. That means that if you are a smaller producer without documented quality systems in place, you are at risk. Additionally, to be able to improve and grow […]

Do you have an idea for a new product in the functional food or Dietary Supplement Category?

Many times the obstacle to going to market as a new Entrepreneur or Small Entity is the Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ) required by most Dietary Supplement and Food Manufacturers. Here at Nutrition 50, we have the ability to help create your product completely turnkey. ( Formulation, packaging concepts, procurement, label design and regulatory compliance in […]

NSF to start offering hemp/CBD testing, certification

24-Sep-2019 By Hank Schultz

NSF International has unveiled a new certification program for the hemp industry, which the organization says will help address the ongoing quality questions in this sector.

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Nutrition 50 is currently writing SOP’s for several hemp product manufacturers. This article below is good news for the industry as […]

Importation of Conventional Foods into the U.S.

Opportunities

There are opportunities for overseas specialty food manufacturers and brands to successfully launch products in the U.S. American consumers continue to embrace imported quality food products. Nutrition 50 has the experience and expertise to help small or medium-size companies overseas with successfully registering and gaining the import approvals at a lower cost.

Registering with the FDA.

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GMP Compliance for Brand Marketers and Distributors

Are you a small to medium sized dietary supplement marketer? Do you have a warehouse where you store and ship dietary supplements or functional foods to your customers?. Do  You have contract manufacturers that provide you with product?  Do you have cGMP Standard operating procedures written and in place for your operation.  Are they kept […]

US FDA Rules: Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label

The US FDA has imposed new rules that change the current construct of the Nutrition Facts Panel For Conventional Foods. Companies with less than 10mm in Annual revenue have until July of 2021 to comply. Businesses with greater that 10mm must comply by July of 2020.

Here is a summary of the changes: […]

Hemp producers and Food Safety Certifications

The hemp industry is booming here in the U.S. The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 was a proposed law to remove hemp (defined as cannabis with less than 0.3% THC) from Schedule I controlled substances and making it an ordinary agricultural commodity. Its provisions were incorporated in the 2018 United States farm bill that became law on December 20, 2018. […]