Vickie Forster is the principal consultant and founder of Forster & Associates Consulting (F&A), established in 2000. With over 25 years of experience in the agricultural regulatory business sector, Vickie Forster services her clients with an in-depth knowledge of the regulatory requirements in the agricultural industry for plant-based biotechnology and chemical products. Since F&A's inception, Vickie has provided her clients with a proven path to success in gaining the desired results in achieving their regulatory goals.

Specialty Services:
  • USDA, FDA and EPA regulatory approvals for regulated plants derived through biotechnology and expressing novel traits. F&A is well versed in the USDA Plant Pest Act, FDA 1992 Guidance for Novel Food/Feed and EPA FIFRA, FQPA and FFDCA legislation, including the PIP Rule.
  • EPA pesticide registration and tolerance expertise.
  • Canada's CFIA and Health Canada approvals for Novel plants, including confined and unconfined release (environment), novel livestock feed, and novel food.
  • Strategic regulatory project planning: timelines, cost assessments and the impact of global regulatory approval status with regard to commercialization of a project.
  • Globally, Vickie works with a network of regulatory partners in major export and trading partner markets to assist with global regulatory approvals, timelines and requirements.
  • Managed a comprehensive field trial program for a foreign client including GLP field trials for a biotechnology-derived crop.
  • Directed and managed the regulatory program for a mid-size independent seed company, including gaining several international approvals to facilitate trade.
  • Provided guidance, strategic regulatory planning including timelines and task costs, and dossier preparation for several multinational biotechnology clients.
  • Completed Compliance and Documentation Processes Project for a major U.S. seed company.