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 Expertise

Since 2013, TAG has been assisting clients with practical food safety solutions, while strategically increasing our expertise and global footprint. With the hiring of India-born and India-based North America trained food safety experts, TAG has now opened business in the country to support food manufacturers and exporters in all facets of food safety and regulatory compliance.

Our suite of services provides deep industry expertise and global perspective in:

Food Safety

Rapid response is critical in any crisis. Are you prepared?

Standards & Regulations

Assessment and support for standards & regulatory compliance.

Supply Chain Management

Customizable tools ID risk & mitigation strategies.

Recall/Crisis Management

Rapid response is key in any recall or crisis. Are you prepared?

Environmental Controls

Environmental control and monitoring programs assistance.


Increased performance and engagement through interactive training.

Food Safety Culture

Taking the first essential steps – or assessing FSC effectiveness?

Hygienic Design

Considering new construction, renovation, or equipment purchase?

Food Defense

From FDP review to vulnerability assessments & IAVA training.

Public Health

TAG provides science-based approaches for crisis preparedness & management.

TAG India Team