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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Recall Impact Study Brings Unexpected Results

ProProfs Survey Maker   The answer? According to at least one sound research project, researchers from Utah State University found that, contrary to what you may expect, a company that incurred a previous food recall within the past year and efficiently followed procedures for managing it while establishing clear communication channels with stakeholders was seen

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Fourth Quarter Recall Statistics Reveal Good News … and Bad

The numbers are in. According to the recall statistics compiled by Stericycle ExpertSolutions, the fourth quarter of 2014 was both a great one and a bad one for FDA and USDA food-related recalls


“TAG’s Take” on the 2015 GFSI Conference: Putting the “Global” in the Global Food Safety Initiative

David Acheson and I had the privilege of attending the first GFSI conference to be held in Malaysia. Stunning Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to be precise. It was the first time GFSI had held its global annual conference in this region, thereby expanding its global market presence to a third world region into this emerging Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) area.


IFSAC’s Improved Outbreak-Attribution Method Shows Benefits of Agency Collaboration

We’ve spoken before about some of the unheralded collaboration between federal agencies, and the recent development of an improved method for attributing foodborne illness by the Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC) simply helps to confirm our assertion. IFSAC is a partnership of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and

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