Food Safety Consultants 

Valuable Information for Companies in the Food Industry
Welcome to PSV Food Safety Consultants


Welcome to our newsletter. It delivers important news and information, as well as identifying useful resources that can enhance your organization's competitiveness in the food industry. Our focus is on helping you to achieve and maintain approved food safety certifications. In doing so, we typically become a valued business partner to our clients. 
How Our Food Safety Consultants Help You Get Certified

We are a North American alliance of expert food safety consultants helping organizations in the food industry become certified to accepted standards.
The two most frequently asked questions we receive from companies pursuing food safety certifications are "How long will it take?" and "How much will it cost me?"

The answer involves many factors:
  • What is the nature of your business?
  • What type of certification(s) is being sought? What is the targeted time-frame to achieve this certification?
  • How many facilities are involved? How big are they?
  • How many employees does your company have at the targeted facilities?
  • What type of food safety certifications or plans do you presently have in place?

Since each situation is unique, the certification process normally begins with a qualified, local consultant performing an onsite evaluation of your facilities, existing documents and processes. This "GAP assessment" typically takes two-to-three days and results in an actionable report defining what needs to be accomplished to become certified to a food safety standard, along with the investment and likely timeline.

If you decide to proceed, one of our local consultants then works onsite with your company to help craft the records, documents and procedures that comprise a food safety quality management system (QMS). Your people are also trained during this process. The duration of these activities can range from a few weeks to several months, depending on the systems already in place, the project scope and the certification being sought.

Food safety certifications require onsite inspections and evaluation of your new QMS by an authorized Certification Body, which involves additional fees. Their auditors typically want to see a few months of records demonstrating use of the QMS. The consultant helps you in achieving this and even performs an internal audit beforehand to get your company ready for the certification audit. If any discrepancies are found by the auditor, the consultant then helps you to quickly resolve them.
Who can We Help You?

If your organization needs assistance in becoming certified to a food safety standard, preparing for vendor or re-certification audits or being ready for HARPC compliance under the FSMA landscape, we can provide local consultants to assist you. Learn more at Food Safety Consultants.
April 2016



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Don Steele, PSV Food Safety Consultants 
Don Steele

We are a nationwide network of food safety consultants with seasoned expertise in helping clients become certified under approved GFSI schemes. Our consultants work closely with you to develop a certification strategy that best fits your unique situation and budget. And our turnkey consulting approach ensures your certification success in a timely fashion...satisfaction guaranteed!.




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How can your business and facilities become certified to a GFSI approved scheme? This detailed, customized report explains the steps involved and provides North American organizations with an estimate for consulting, Registrar and auditing fees. It also gives you an idea of the timeframe typically required for a company like yours to achieve a GFSI food safety certification. And just for requesting the Report, we will send a FREE publication, "Marketing your Food Safety Certification - How to Promote your Food Safety Certification," which explains how to leverage your GFSI-approved certification to gain more business.