TAG India

TAG provides India food businesses with a vast range of food safety services, with a key focus on exports and compliance with foreign government regulations.

Export Services

India exporters must follow stringent regulations and customer requirements of the countries to which they export food products, spices and ingredients. These countries often revise or modernize regulatory laws in light of new findings, foodborne illness, or emerging pathogenic organisms. For example, in the U.S., the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) inspects imported foods at the border or port of entry, and the FDA will refuse imports with pathogenic contamination or other issues. In Canada, imports are regulated by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) which requires that food and ingredient importers be licensed.

TAG has the expertise and resources to assist exporters in food safety efforts and domestic and foreign standards and regulatory compliance. We can assist or act as liaison for:

Import alerts

FDA follow-up and/or corrective action recommendations for Detention Without Physical Examination (DWPE), import refusals

FDA liaison

With experts who have been on both the industry and government sides – including a former FDA executive at the helm of TAG, our liaison services help to smooth and mediate communication between exporters and government agencies.

India government authorities

TAG has established relationships with the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) and the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) and can assist food producers with interaction with these authorities.

FDA onsite inspection 483s and warning letters

 We can provide recommendations for corrective action and assistance with the required FDA response

Global standards and regulations

TAG works extensively with food producer preparation for global standards audits, including that of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI); and we understand the vast diversity of foreign country food safety regulation and assist in compliance


TAG has certified trainers who can train and educate your staff in Seafood HACCP, Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules and training requirements including Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI), Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP), Intentional Adulteration (IA), GFSI.

TAG India Team