With TAG as your partner, you can mitigate operational, regulatory, and reputational risk – while ensuring your food safety and public health practices are the best they can be.

About TAG

Led by former FDA Associate Commissioner for Foods Dr. David Acheson, The Acheson Group (TAG) is a leading global food safety and public health consulting team of subject matter experts. Founded in 2013, TAG’s reputation, team, and client base has grown year after year, continuing to add TAG experts – and expertise.

Even as we grow, we retain an agile business model – customizing our service offerings to each client, providing remote or on-site assessment, staying on the forefront of emerging trends, and adapting to the ever-changing landscape of business and the environment in which it operates.

The TAG Team’s combined 375+ years of in-depth industry knowledge and real-world experience will help you deploy best practices for risk mitigation – to improve operational efficiencies, ensure standards and regulatory compliance, and protect your brand.

Social Responsibility

Recognizing our responsibility to the world in which we live, TAG is committed to actively operating beyond our core business interests to positively impact the societies in which we live and the industries we serve. Key areas in which we focus are Food Safety, Science & Education; Food Security; Diversity; and Our Local Communities – leading through community service, science, and education service activities; cultural inclusion, and professional organization service/presentations

TAG Team

TAG Global

With long-standing clients with facilities in countries throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America, TAG can service all areas of the world through its international associates or established network of professionals.

We can help ensure your facilities around the globe are
held to the same high-quality standards to employ best practices and mitigate operational, regulatory and reputational risk.

TAG Global Posts

BE Disclosure Standard Compliance Date Nears

New Listeria Species Discovery Reinforce Need for Environmental Controls

COVID Gives Rise to Infectious Disease Plan Regulation


HashTAG helps cannabis and hemp producers and retailers produce and sell safe, quality products – successfully. We work with our clients to assess programs and policies, conduct risk evaluations, ensure regulatory compliance, and help guide your success in producing a safe, quality product.

HashTAG’s team of experts bring years of industry and regulatory experience to assess and guide your business in growing & cultivation, edibles, topicals & oils, hemp, cannabinoids, vapes, and other cannabis products.

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HashTAG Posts

Gloves: A Recall Prevention Strategy?

Canada Legalizes Recreational Cannabis. What You Need to Know

E. coli-Contaminated Leafy Greens 2006 to 2018. What Have We (Not) Learned?

Latin America

Proveemos asesoría sobre las mejores prácticas en inocuidad alimentaria y cumplimiento con normativas y estándares para garantizar que empresas como la suya logren mitigar los riesgos de la manera más efectiva.

Providing advice on best practices in food safety and regulatory and standards compliance help your company mitigate risks in the most effective way.

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TAG Latin America Posts

Regulatory Activity of Canada and Mexico Impacts U.S. Food Industry

Canada Sets New Cannabis Regulation; Provides Example for U.S.

TAG Canada

The in-depth industry knowledge, real-world experience, and former CFIA senior roles of TAG Canada’s team provide our Canadian and U.S. clients with a partner who is well-versed in the complexities and nuances of Canada’s regulation and cross-border protocols.

TAG Canada provides food safety best practices, regulatory guidance, and recall crisis management to help you more effectively mitigate risk, improve operational practices, and protect your brand.

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TAG Canada Posts

Gloves: A Recall Prevention Strategy?

Avoiding FSVP 483s: Answers To Common Questions

Importing Food to Canada: Complex but Achievable

Importing Food to Canada: Complex but Achievable

Industries Served

You will never meet a more dedicated and passionate consulting group than the TAG team. We bring decades of global food safety and public health experience in a vast range of industries to provide the expertise and guidance you need to achieve results.

Food Service
Consumer Goods
Private Equity

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