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:
FDA follow-up and/or corrective action recommendations for Detention Without Physical Examination (DWPE), import refusals
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.
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.
We can provide recommendations for corrective action and assistance with the required FDA response
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.
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: