Consultant Directory

Consultancy services are offered by the individuals or businesses listed and not by IFST. Consultants have undertaken to comply with our Code of Professional Conduct.
Sonia Andre
MSc, FIFST, RFoodSM

Ask Sonia Limited
Bishop’s Stortford
CM23 4FS

+44 (0) 7791 833 390

Technical consultancy services for food, drink & fresh produce businesses: internal auditing, mentoring, training, expert support. Food safety & quality management systems, supplier compliance, due diligence, assistance with HACCP, BRC, SALSA, retailer standards, SFBB guides, etc. Fluent in English, French, Spanish.

Bernard Nketiah
BSc (Hons), MSc (Food Science), MSc (International Health), MIFST, RFoodSM

Beknana FoodTec Support Limited (BFSL)
35 Addenbrook Way
Tipton
West Midlands
DY4 0QB

+44 (0) 7957 326 332

Assisting companies in development, implementation of food safety and quality management systems and interim technical cover. Knowledge and experience on product categories: ambient, chilled and frozen. Retailers standards and gap audit analysis. Technical troubleshooting. Independent auditing, BRC global standard for food safety, ISO 9001, ISO 22000, SALSA, onsite HACCP training.

Rachel Ward
PhD, FIFST

Rward Consultancy Limited
+44 (0) 7879 646 358

Experienced technical and regulatory advisor with 20+ years’ experience in the food chain, generating risk management solutions, identifying regulatory compliance requirements and setting specifications and managing supply chain QA. Skilled in supporting cross-discipline projects, working with complex international supply chains, and translating regulatory requirements and scientific issues to stakeholders.

Stephen Kershaw
MSc, FIFST, MRSB, MRSC, MCSFS, FRSPH, FHEA, CBiol, CChem

Stephen Kershaw Technical Consultancy Ltd
10 Speedwell Close
Lowton
Warrington
WA3 2GT

+44 (0) 1612 473 371
+44 (0) 7889 976 161

All types of food, drink, and raw materials. Quality and analysis. Hygiene, shelf-life, labelling. Technical support for litigation including insurance claims, personal injury, and advertising. Technical writer.

Peter Reilly
BSc, FIFST

Food Product Development Resources
Towbury Pound
High Street, Twyning
Tewkesbury
GL20 6DE


Food product development expert. Experienced food formulator and project manager, adept at concept and product prototype development. Capability to take project through to full manufacture and launch. Particular expertise in health and nutrition sectors especially in low sugar formulations.

Angela White
BSc (Hons), FIFST

Food Safety & Quality Ltd
2 Eastlands Grove
Stafford
ST17 9BE

+44 (0) 7951 366 213

Food safety, quality and recall consultant. Specialising in HACCP and QMS simplification; BRC and customer standard gap analysis; recall/crisis management; NCP investigations; root cause analysis; internal audits; supplier audits; foreign matter audits; pest control audits; TACCP and VACCP; training and competency assessments; technical and quality team coaching and mentoring.

John Points
BSc, MIFST, MRSC

Chemical Analysis and Risk Assesment Expert, Newbury, UK
+44 (0) 7876 591 529

Expert on testing for contaminants, allergens, authenticity and fraud. Risk-based testing policies, surveillance plans, and interpretation of results. Laboratory outsourcing. Incident investigation. GFSI Lead Auditor. BRC site preparation, HACCP. Risk assessment of ingredients, labelling advice. Control of cross-contamination on site and supply chain. Food integrity assurance.

Carol Raithatha
FIFST, CSci, RSensSci

Carol Raithatha Ltd
Norwich
Norfolk
+44 (0) 7884 183 788

Sensory evaluation, consumer research, and qualitative and quantitative market research. Experienced desk and B2B researcher. Consultancy, training, guidelines and procedures, audits, project management, and interim support. Experience including salt reduction, fat reduction, soft and alcoholic drinks, confectionery, meat products, bakery, fresh produce, flavours, packaging, sweeteners, and a range of ingredients.

Hanneke Schepens
BSc, FIFST

Food Safety Advice
Weverstraat 6o
Be Steensel, Netherlands
5524

+44 (0) 7572 794 006
+31 6 12977824

10+ years experience in various parts of the food supply chain, ranging from (packaging) producers to retail companies. Specialist in implementing food safety systems (i.e. BRC and retail requirements), quality, continual improvement internal and supplier auditing (IRCA Registered). BRC registered consultant. Speaks Dutch fluently.