Burdock Group was founded by Dr. George A. Burdock, DABT, FACN in 1988. Since its founding, the Burdock Group team has grown to include many food safety and regulation compliance experts across the spectrum of toxicology, human and animal nutrition, food science, project management and regulatory affairs. Our dynamic team provides unparalleled expertise in regulation compliance services and consulting for food & beverage, pet food & animal feed, dietary supplements, cosmetics & personal care, hemp/CBD and EPA.

Burdock Group’s over 30 years of documented experience gives you the confidence that you need to assure that your products are safe and compliant; this is confidence that you can pass on to your customers.

Knowledge based in science: Have confidence in your product’s safety and efficacy

More than just regulatory experts, our team of food safety toxicologists provide the scientific knowledge that is crucial to reaching your compliance goals. Our team members have the proficiency and experience to quickly and succinctly determine your product’s challenges and provide regulation compliance services to meet your business objectives. We can help you establish a comprehensive path to regulatory compliance. Our integrated approach to project management complements everything we do, ensuring optimum coordination of even the most demanding, long-term projects.

Retain the network necessary for success

Our food and feed safety scientists and team members are active members of numerous professional associations and committees. We are active members of AHPA, SOT, IFT, NASC, RAPS, AFIA , and proudly serve as members of an AAFCO ingredient definition committee. We make it our priority to stay abreast of the latest industry trends, legislative and regulatory changes, and maintain important relationships industry associations and government agency personnel. Visit our articles page to see what has been recently published in trade journals, scientific publications, and textbooks about animal feed, pet food, cosmetics, food safety, and regulation compliance. Also, sign up to receive our monthly newsletter.


Burdock Group assists food, food ingredient, cosmetics, personal care, and dietary supplement companies outside the United States to comply with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and registration under the bio-terrorism act. We provide guidance throughout the entire registration process and furnish practical solutions you can depend on. We act as the link between you and FDA.

We stand ready to assist our international clients in successfully launching and marketing their products to the United States. In addition, we assist our U.S. clients achieve success in a global marketplace. Our strategic alliances and partnerships in over four continents provide the expertise in regulatory submissions in the international market.



George A. Burdock, Ph.D.

President and Founder

George A. Burdock, Ph.D. is the President of the safety and regulatory consulting firm of…

Ray Matulka

Ray A. Matulka, Ph.D.

Director of Toxicology

Ray A. Matulka, Ph.D. is the Director of Toxicology at Burdock Group. Dr. Matulka has…

Julie L. Horton, Ph.D.

General Manager

Julie L. Horton, Ph.D. is the General Manager at Burdock Group, the leading food-safety consulting…

Lauren A. Howell, Ph.D.

Associate Scientist

Lauren is an Associate Scientist at Burdock Group, the leading food-safety consulting firm, headquartered in…

Ryan M. Parente, M.S.

Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Writer

Ryan M. Parente, M.S. is a Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Writer at Burdock Group, the leading…

Bailey Mourant

Project Manager

Ms. Bailey Mourant is the Project Manager at Burdock Group, the leading food-safety consulting firm,…

Brittney Estrada, M.S.

Research Associate

Brittney J. Estrada, MS is a Research Associate at Burdock Group, the leading food-safety consulting…

Tatiane Berdum, MBA

Marketing Director

Tatiane is the Marketing Director at Burdock Group, the leading food-safety consulting firm, headquartered in…

Johnel Lagabon

Johnel Imperio-Lagabon

Engagement Manager

Johnel is the Engagement Manager at Burdock Group, the leading food-safety consulting firm, headquartered in Orlando,…

Tara Sutton

Accounting / Administrative Assistant

Tara is an Accounting / Administrative Assistant at Burdock Group, the leading food-safety consulting firm,…

Chloe Burdock

Chief Inspiration Officer

Chloe Burdock is our Chief Inspirational Office at Burdock Group, the leading food-safety consulting firm,…


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