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The Acheson Group, LLC (TAG), led by Dr. David Acheson, is a strategic consulting  firm for food and beverage companies and those providing technical support to the food industry. With a focus on strategic risk management, TAG provides the latest food safety consulting insights in a global environment in providing Operational Risk management, Reputational risk management, and Regulatory Risk services—all with the goal of achieving brand protection. TAG works with all supply chain segments, from farm to manufacturers, retail and food services providers – domestic and foreign – all focused on providing first rate services in a cost- conscious environment.

                         

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Traceability Recordkeeping Flows Downstream to Retail

USDA’s newly proposed retail recordkeeping rule coming on the heels of the as yet untraced E. coli poisoning linked to ingredient(s) in Applebee’s Oriental chicken salad could have significant impact on the industry, particularly if this spurs FDA to reprioritize FSMA’s traceability rule (Section 204).

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Battling the Goliath of Miscommunication: Industry Fights Back

hat do you do if you are a salmon farmer; beef, olive-oil or rice producer; grain farmer … or Tyson? If you follow Tyson’s lead (as much of the beef industry did when the company actually stopped buying Zilmax-fed cattle in 2013), you respond with the truth:

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FDA on Nanotechnology: Size Matters

Nanomaterials may be minute in size, but they have become a big part of emerging technologies in food manufacturing, generating media and consumer interest as well as new regulatory guidance

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Gluten-Free Label Defined … But Should Go Even Further

If you are labeling any foods as “Gluten Free,” you have just over a month to ensure that those labels are in compliance with the Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods final rule (published August 5, 2013)

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