We offer specialized services

for agri-food companies

exporting to the US

Comprehensive technical support for companies exporting to the US

We work to ensure that your company is ready to export by conducting a preliminary needs-assessment and providing you with all the necessary recommendations to guarantee that your products are in full compliance with FDA standards and requirements.

  • Needs assessment: full technical advice on FDA requirements for agri-food exports to the US.
  • Design of action plans for companies exporting to the US for the first time.
  • Development of manuals and procedures that meet the requirements of the FDA’s current normative framework.

Expert technical support on FDA and FSMA

The introduction of FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) has brought about important changes for the food industry. As Lead Instructors for the FSPCA (Food Safety Preventive Control Alliance), PSA (Produce Safety Alliance) and the Seafood Alliance, we have the technical skills and experience required to effectively support producers and companies exporting agri-food products to the US.

  • Updating food safety manuals and procedures in line with the new FSMA requirements.
  • Preparation of FDA inspections (desk review, mock audits, translation and support services before/during the inspection).
  • Design and development of Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) as required by importing companies under FSMA.

Development of hazard prevention and reduction plans (HACCP)

FSMA places prevention at the heart of the FDA’s food safety strategy. At GOCA Consulting Services we have the necessary skills and experience for the development of protocols and hazard prevention and reduction plans in line with FSMA requirements. We will guide you on how to introduce the changes required by your company and will work with your team to have all the necessary documents ready in a timely manner.

  • Conducting hazard analysis of critical control points (HACCP).
  • Updating HACCP plans to include preventive controls in line with FSMA’s regulation on Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF).

Revision of product labels according to FDA regulations

We want to prevent a simple labelling error from ruining the success of your exports to USA. We will ensure that your products meet all the requirements of the current normative framework before setting off.

  • Revision of labels in compliance with the requirements of the relevant FDA regulations.
  • Expert consultation and liaison with FDA concerning labelling requirements for new products/formats.

Expert Red List support (Import Alerts)

We have extensive experience supporting companies experiencing detention without physical examination (DWPE) and red list treatment (import alerts).

  • Preparation of required documents for Import Alert removal petitions.
  • Unblocking FDA detentions (Detention with Physical Examination).
  • Follow-up of petition dossiers with key actors (FDA/CFSAN/EPA) until corrective actions are completed.

Translation services

We offer translation and interpretation services in English, French and Spanish to facilitate documentation exchanges as well as technical and commercial missions abroad.

  • Translation and editing of technical documents.
  • Tailored language support during inspections and commercial missions.
  • Technical training sessions in English (preparation of commercial missions, business meetings, public presentations, etc.).