Recent successful assignments by RFB Food Solutions
June 2010 - September 2011 Assigned to an SME Fresh Food Producer on a retainer basis providing technical, product development and food safety support, acting as key contact between the producer, customer and local authority on all issues technical, product development and food safety.
October 2010 - January 2011 Following a poor site audit and loss of confidence with a major customer worked with a large cooked meat manufacturer to re-establish confidence and technical compliance, resulting in a satisfactory re-audit and development of improved technical liasion and significantly improved the companies business development potential with the customer
August 2010 - May 2012 (ongoing) Conducted a complete shelf-life validation project for a sandwich manufacturer on a new range of MAP extended life sandwiches from kitchen through factory trial to successful launch into a number of wholesale and food service sector customers. Acted as the key contact on the project between the customer and producer and between the customer and media. Due to its sensitive and unique nature, the project received a great deal of media attention so RFB Food Solutions acted as the main spokesperson for the project with the press, media and numerous other interested organisations. Latterly the project has developed into a multi-million pound brand and the range is currently being extended using different packaging formats and product type with similar technology, we now act as advisors to the business concerned and continue to assist in developing the business.
Sept 2011 - June 2012 Taken an SME through BRC Global Standard for Food v6 from pre audit-audit preparation and redevelopment of the management system, through the evaluation, to post audit follow up corrective action implementation and non-conformance closure. Grade A was achieved.
December 2010 - May 2011 Conducted six months interim management for a frozen and chilled product manufacturer providing full technical cover during absence of the Technical Manager
October 2010 - August 2011 Worked with a global food manufacturer to initially conduct a site evaluation for high risk/high care cook chill sauce manufacture followed by development, with management, of an implementation plan to address all issues and re-design the factory. Project managed the re-design and implementation of process improvements.
January - February 2012 & ongoing Conducted a number of desk-top technical studies including Aflaxtoxins and Chlorine Dioxide for red24 assist, a global risk management and security provider.
November 2011 - June 2012 Assigned to a global Thai chicken, food and fish importer to the UK assisting the packing and manufacturing site in the re-development of its business management systems including the development of technical policies, procedures and management systems.
Numerous dates during 2011 & 2012 Developed a bespoke allergen awareness training package in Allergen Management and subsequently conducted the training to over 250 employees in a number of different companies.
Numerous dates through 2010 - 2012 Developed a bespoke HACCP training package and delivered the training to over 500 employees in a number of different companies.
April - June 2012 (ongoing relationships) On behalf of two UK consultancies sub-contracted to advise several of their clients on a variety of topics including allergen management, training requirements and specification management.
April 2012 - (ongoing) On a retainer basis assigned SME producer of ambient and chillled sauce and puree products to oversee all matters Technical and act as principal contact between customers and the producer.
September 2012 - (ongoing) Conducted a product recall simulation training excercise on behalf of red24 assist a global risk management and security provider to a multinational food manufacturers senior management team also completed further desk top studies on Food Allergens and Intolerance, also a document review of a global manufacturers quality management system.