Food Safety Consultancy
Sixteen years' experience in quality, food safety and business roles with food manufacturers, retailers, brokers and importers has given me an in-depth understanding of regulatory requirements within the food sector and first-hand experience of the commercial environment in which food businesses operate.
Talk to me today about how I can help your food business meet its food safety and labelling requirements or assist you with a one off project.
Don’t know where to start with labelling your New Zealand-made product? Not sure whether your imported food meets New Zealand standards? During the last sixteen years I have been responsible for the compliant labelling of well over 1000 food products. I can assist you with meeting the requirements of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, Weights & Measures Regulations, and other relevant legislation. I’m also familiar with GS1 barcode requirements.
The implementation of Standard 1.2.7 Nutrition, Health & Related Claims has caught many people napping. If you want to make claims in marketing your product but aren’t sure what you can or can’t say, give me a call. I can help you identify suitable claims that will comply with the Standard and steer you away from those that don’t.
Are you thinking about importing but don’t know where to start? Before you commit to that first shipment, let me advise you on the Import Health Standards (biosecurity) and Imported Food Requirements (food safety) that may apply to your product. I can also check whether the ingredients comply with the Food Standards Code.
The Food Act 2014 and Food Regulations 2015 have led to significant changes in the way that food safety is regulated in New Zealand. I can assist you in understanding how this will affect your business, developing your food control plan, or meeting the relevant National Programme requirements. I’m also able to help with internal or vendor audit requirements.
If it involves researching and reporting, a carefully worded response to media or a regulatory body, providing technical support for a submission or application, or writing Standard Operating Procedures, let’s talk. I have had experience in all of these areas and more.
"The value and thoroughness of Jenny’s work is second-to-none, whether it is pro-active in making sure that our food quality and packaging meets all requirements, or reactive in investigating and handling any issues that may arise. Once she is given a task you can fully rely on her taking it to its best conclusion."
"Jenny's knowledge of compliance and attention to detail have been great assets to our relatively small business. As our QA Manager she worked tirelessly to ensure that every aspect of quality and food safety was covered."
"Deoleo Australia has had the pleasure of working with Jenny for numerous years, her extensive knowledge of QA, food safety and the regulatory environment our products operate in is an asset to our business and we consider Jenny to be part of our team."