INDIA – India has become a new market for The Acheson Group (TAG), a global food safety and public health consulting group.

The company is headed by David Acheson, MD, a former FDA Associate Commissioner for Foods.

Indian food enterprises may now access the same range of services provided throughout North America, from both North American and Indian professionals.

TAG can assist producers and exporters of food with every aspect of food safety and legal compliance.

As part of the expansion, TAG brought on two new team members namely Koshal Ram and Ranjeet Klair.

Koshal Ram, a Food Safety Specialist, has worked in low-acid agri-food manufacturing for close to three decades. He has also held technical and worldwide leadership positions overseeing supply chain food safety and product quality with a number of businesses.

Ram holds a Quality Assurance and ISO diploma from the Indian University of Chennai. He is a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) and an FSVP Qualified Individual who is fluent in four languages (English, Hindi, Tamil, and Kannada).

He has training in the Food Safety and Standards Act of 2006, the requirements of ISO 2000, the preparation and execution of HACCP plans by QAS, the Acidified Food Manufacturing School (21CFR section 108.25(f) and 114.10) and FDA Acidified Foods.

Klair will collaborate with Ram at TAG India as Director of Food Safety.

She has over 20 years of expertise in the business, working with Canadian, American, and international food retailers, manufacturing facilities, and certification authorities in food safety, quality assurance, and regulatory compliance.

Klair possesses a Master of Science in Food Sciences, a Bachelor of Applied Science, a certification in International Food Laws and Regulations, and a Master of Global Food Law (Jurisprudence) degree.

She has completed a program for certification in International Food Laws and Regulations and is a lead auditor for BRC, SQF, FSSC, ISO 22000, Gluten-free, GMP, and Canada GAP in addition to being a BRC, FSSC22000, HACCP, PCQI, and FSVP trainer.

As a crucial part of its service to India, TAG will offer knowledge and resources to help exporters with their efforts to ensure food safety, as well as compliance with local and international standards and regulations.

“With TAG’s 10-year anniversary quickly approaching, we are excited to bring on valuable new TAG Team members who can help further expand our business to different areas of the world.

“Ranjeet’s and Koshal’s expertise and ability to work onsite with clientele throughout India enables us to bring TAG support to India,” said Dr. Acheson.

TAG’s global footprint includes operations across North America, with team members in the U.S. and Canada. It also has a Latin America team, and has clients in Europe, Asia and Africa.

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