Kestrel Forms Alliance with Ultra Consultants to Enhance Food Safety Offerings

Expanded services will help food and beverage processors select and implement enterprise technology to reduce risk and meet food safety mandates.

MADISON, WISCONSIN (January 22, 2019) — Kestrel Management on Tuesday announced a partnership with Ultra Consultants, Inc. (Ultra) to provide food safety compliance and remediation advisory services to North American food and beverage processors. The expanded services created through this relationship will help food and beverage processors better select and implement enterprise technology to reduce risk and meet food safety mandates by effectively integrating compliance programs into core business processes and systems.

Meeting Industry Needs

Food and beverage processors face significant industry disruptions with changing consumer demand, growing complexity in supply chains, and more stringent food safety mandates. Today’s food and beverage processor must implement the appropriate processes and systems that not only manage recalls, reporting and document control, but also offer the flexibility to respond to changing regulatory requirements.

Kestrel’s Bill Bremer, Principal, Food Safety Compliance, reinforces, “We’ve heard from leading food and beverage processors that there is a critical need for expertise and tools that help meet ever-escalating food safety requirements. This alliance will enable food and beverage processors to more efficiently reduce operational risks, achieve food safety requirements, and realize sustained value through effective use of enterprise technology.”

Expanded Services

As part of this strategic alliance, food processors will benefit from advisory services that help meet and sustain food safety compliance, certifications, and regulatory mandates by applying proven methodologies in the following areas:

  • Food and Beverage Compliance Systems Integration/Scaling Support
  • Food and Beverage Compliance Certification Support
  • Compliance Remediation
  • Food Safety Business Process Improvement (BPI)

“These expanded offerings complement Ultra’s existing business process improvement services,” explains Jeff Carr, CEO and Founder of Ultra Consultants. “The food safety services also leverage proven methodologies in the enterprise technology selection, evaluation and implementation Ultra’s independent advisors have delivered over the last twenty-five years. More importantly, these expanded services help food processors meet a pressing need – selecting and implementing the right technology to meet strict food safety mandates.”

About Ultra Consultants


Ultra Consultants is an independent research and enterprise solutions consulting firm serving the manufacturing and distribution industries throughout North America, as well as companies with global operations. Since 1994, Ultra has delivered enterprise technology expertise and process management to drive business performance improvement for our clients. More information on the company's services, leadership, industry verticals served, and software vendor relationships can be found at


About Kestrel Management

Kestrel Management provides consulting services to industry. Since 1998, Kestrel’s team of experienced principals and senior consultants has been delivering solutions to help its clients reduce operational risks, assure regulatory compliance, and implement reliable management systems for continual improvement in the areas of food safety, environment, health & safety, and quality. More information can be found at