EMERYVILLE, CA — On Sept. 1, SCS Consulting Services announced the launch of its new food safety consultancy to support corporations in navigating the international food safety regulatory landscape as well as the ever-growing body of industry- and consumer-based food and food safety certification programs. A subsidiary of SCS Global Services, an international pioneer and leader in sustainability standards development and third-party certification of environmental, social, safety and quality performance, SCS Consulting Services has added food safety to its expanding list of sustainability consulting services, which includes benchmarking, establishing, tracking, and reporting on ESG priorities as well as implementing sustainable and climate-friendly solutions throughout operations and supply chains.
Built on a team of food industry experts with more than 30 years of food safety, quality and GFSI schemes experience as well as expertise in working within all sectors in the food industry, from primary producers to retailers, the food safety consultancy will offer a wide range of services spanning regulatory requirements including Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) compliance and supply chain management to crisis response support and food defense. Well versed in Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) schemes, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), as well as HACCP analysis and planning, the SCS food safety consulting team’s expertise reaches deep into diverse food sectors including but not limited to outdoor and indoor plant production, food and beverage manufacturing, dietary supplements, cannabis, and distribution and retail.
In addition to supplying expert readiness assessments, including GMP, GDP, HACCP, FSMA, SQF, BRCGS and FSSC 22000, as well as other services such as risk management and food safety program development, a major focus of the new consultancy is multi-tiered food safety training services geared towards all levels of organizational need.
“In developing this new food safety consulting team, we wanted to provide companies not only with the support and expertise needed to guide them successfully through all of the myriad food safety and quality certifications and regulatory requirements, but also to empower their own internal teams through expert training and insights to help them implement exceptional food safety management systems and corporate best practices,” said Jenny Oorbeck, Executive Director of SCS Consulting Services. “Our team not only has a long track record of science-based auditing and food-based program development, but also the unique insights required to successfully guide a broad spectrum of companies from multi-national conglomerates to single entity, niche vendors.”
With ongoing multilingual services and trainings currently taking place in North America and LATAM, the team is quickly moving to expand services within the EU and APAC regions. Companies wishing to explore SCS Consulting’s food safety consultancy services can visit www.scsconsultingservices.com to learn more.