Cross-Border Trade

Assessing and continuously improving your food safety system is key to mitigating risks and protecting your brand. However, with the growing complexities of food systems and the evolving regulatory landscape, understanding and managing your risks is not an easy task regardless of where you fit into the food supply chain.

TAG Canada - an affiliate of the global food safety consulting firm The Acheson Group - is here to help you. We provide food safety best practices, regulatory guidance, and recall crisis management to ensure companies – like yours – more effectively mitigate risk and protect your brand.

Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR). The new SFCR is in place and all food companies doing business in or with Canada need to be ready. TAG has the leading experts in this field who are available to help in all aspects of SFCR transition and implementation. To ensure compliance with SFCR and its 3 Pillars — Preventive Controls, Licensing, and Traceability.

TAG Provides
  • Readiness assessments for compliance with SFCR including on-site assessments

  • Development of Preventive Control Plans for processors, importers and exporters

  • SFCR training, along with all core food safety training

  • Mock CFIA inspections and recalls

  • CFIA, FDA and USDA compliance assistance

  • SFCR and Health Canada labelling compliance

Canada/US Trade

Cross-border trade in food products can be complicated when it comes to regulatory requirements. TAG can advise on strategies and processes to ensure your shipments cross the border without delay or restrictions by FDA, CFIA, or USDA — for which prior planning and preparation are critically important. TAG can help with:

  • Navigating the CFIA, FDA & USDA regulations 

  • Import licensing, eligibility and preventive controls

  • Exports, market access, certification, and common restrictions 

  • Advice on held shipments 

  • Canadian and U.S. labeling & food code requirements

  • FSMA’s Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) 

Brand Protection

Effectively managing food safety and implementing best practices to improve operations, mitigate risks and ensure brand protection is critical to any company’s success —whatever country it operates in or with. TAG Canada provides businesses with all the services of TAG, including such key areas as:

  • Internal & supply chain control review and assessment

  • GFSI certification preparation (BRC, SQF, IFS, FSSC 22000)

  • Regulatory action response (CFIA CARs and warning letters, FDA & USDA import actions)

  • Development of crisis communication tools

  • Protecting your brand and bottom line

Our Industry Dedication

TAG is focused on staying abreast – and understanding the impact – of the latest regulations, news, technological advancements and trends to best serve our clients.  For more information or assistance,

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