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Assured Food Safety Ltd - providing practical food safety solutions since 2002

Our New Zealand based team members have worked in a wide range of food businesses and for major retailers in New Zealand. So we come up to speed quickly when it comes to understanding your business and your food safety needs.

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Team members:

Shane Hopgood, Managing DirectorShane_photo_for_website_2.JPG

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Microbiology
  • Professional member of New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology (MNZIFST)
  • 25+ years in food safety & quality
  • International Consultant on Food Hygiene, HACCP and Good Manufacturing Practices (UN FAO)
  • IANZ Technical Expert in the field of microbiology testing and food safety management programme auditing
  • MPI recognised Food Act evaluator and verifier
  • Listeria Management Programme development expertise
  • Developed 50+ Food Safety/Risk Managment Programmes

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Helen McDonald, Consultant

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  • New Zealand Certificate in Food Science (NZCS)
  • Professional member of New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology (MNZIFST)
  •  25+ years in food safety and quality
  • Extensive food safety management programme development experience
  • Broad based experience in horticulture (NZGAP, GlobalGAP)
  • IANZ Technical Expert for food safety programme auditing
  • MPI recognised Food Act evaluator and verifier
  • MPI approved Wine Standards Management Plan (WSMP) verifier

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Gavin Jacobson, ConsultantGJ_AFS_Profile_Pic_120913.jpg

  • Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)
  • Master of Professional Studies in Food Safety (University of Auckland)
  • 20+ years working in the food and chemical industries in New Zealand
  • Experience in Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Laboratory Management, Production Management, Technical Management, Sales and Sales Management, and Business Management
  • Specialist experience and expertise with Food Safety Management Programmes, Cleaning and Sanitising Chemicals, Plant Hygiene Programmes, and Food Ingredients
  • Experience developing and managing Food Safety Programmes/Food Control Plans
  • MPI recognised Food Act verifier
  • Professional member of the New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology (MNZIFST)

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Rebecca Fletcher, ConsultantRebecca_photo.JPG

  • Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Food Science
  • 10+ years working in the Food Industry
  • Experience in Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Importing, Exporting, Technical Support, Product Development, Regulatory and Food Labelling.
  • Risk Management Programme expertise

 

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Jenny Gibson, ConsultantJenny_photo_12_2015.jpg

  • Master of Science (Honours) in Organic Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
  • 15+ years working in the Food Industry
  • Experience in Quality Assurance, Research, Food Importing Requirements, Technical Support, Food Labelling and Advertising, Nutrition, Health and Related Claims.
  • Food Safety Programme/Food Control Plan expertise

 

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Alicia Pratt, ConsultantAlicia_photo.jpg

  • Bachelor of Technology in Food Science
  • 15+ years working in the Food Industry
  • Experience in Quality Assurance, Food Microbiology, Food Safety Programme/Food Control Plan development and implementation, and auditing.
  • RABQSA Lead Auditor and WQA approved auditor
  • MPI recognised Food Act verifier
  • Vital 2.0 expertise

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Liz Cook, Consultant

  • 15+ years in the food industryLiz_002.jpg
  • Experience in Quality Control, Quality Assurance
  • Listeria Management, Food Microbiology, High risk and RTE foods
  • Risk Management Programme expertise

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Rebecca Soares, Consultant

  • Bachelor of Technology in Food Science
  • 18+ years in the food industryRebecca_Soares.png
  • Experience in New Product Development (NPD)
  • Food Labelling Compliance, Nutrition and Health claims
  • Quality Assurance in the food industry
  • Retail supermarket business processes
  • Food importing processes

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http://www.assuredfoodsafety.co.nz/about-us/team-profile/#Our%20approach