Cost of Reformulating Foods and Cosmetics

Foods and cosmetics are examples of regulated products which are sometimes reformulated in response to changes in the marketplace or regulatory environment. RTI and the Economics Team at the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) produced this model, based on the earlier labeling cost model, to help estimate the costs incurred in reformulation due to changes in regulations. The report provides information on the process of reformulation and a description of the underlying assumptions and calculations used in developing the model. Instructions for using the model are in Section 4 of the report.

Software requirements: Stata and Microsoft Excel

Final Report

Model

Date added to FoodRisk.org: March 2005
Pub. date from document: July 2002