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Food Safety Consulting & Quality Management System Consulting

We write and implement your food safety certification program and quality management system certification program, train you and stay with you until you pass your audit – no matter what.

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Who We Serve

Since 2017, we’ve assisted 700+ clients throughout the supply chain and we’ve seen it all. If you have a food safety or quality management system problem, we know how to solve it quickly and efficiently.

Food Manufacturers & Processors

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Food Packaging Manufacturers

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Dietary Supplements

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Storage & Distribution

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Beverage Manufacturers

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Farms & Indoor Agriculture

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Restaurants & Retail Food Service

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Private Equity

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Brokers & Importers

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Non-food Products and Services

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Our Services

From SQF, BRCGS, FSSC 22000, ISO 9001,  PrimusGFS, HACCP, FDA Preventive Controls, FSMA, FSVP, GMP, GDP and more, we write and implement your program, train you and stay with you until you pass your audit or inspection – no matter what. 

Whether you have a resource gap or need outside food safety & quality management system experts to assist your team, we offer internal audits, due diligence services, gap assessments (including filling in your gaps) and ongoing support contracts tailored to your needs.

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Food Safety Certifications

From SQF to BRCGS to FSSC 22000 to GMP and more, we write and implement your food safety certification program, train you, and stay with you until you pass your audit.

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Quality Management System Certifications

Get Your Quality Management Systems Program Written, Implemented and Certified, Quickly and Efficiently.

Food Safety Compliance

Get Results-Driven FDA & USDA Consulting with a family-run team who knows food safety cover to cover.

Food Safety & Quality Support

We bridge the gap for you by answering your food safety and quality questions as they arise, by filling in for key Food Safety & Quality Assurance personnel, and by supporting you as you grow your business.

About Kellerman Consulting

At Kellerman Consulting, our team of food safety & quality management system consultants have helped 700+ clients nationwide to write and implement their certification programs and pass their audits on the first try. All of our full-time consultants are well-versed in Kellerman Consulting’s repeatable and reliable process. You will achieve the same successful outcome regardless of which of our team members you work with.

Our Team Certifications

  1. Registered SQF Consultants
  2. BRCGS
  3. FSSC 22000
  4. ISO 9001
  5. Internal Auditing
  6. PCQI for Human Food and Animal Food
  7. FSVP
  8. USDA HACCP
  9. Seafood HACCP
  10. Juice HACCP
  11. Better Process Control School
  12. Registered Sanitarian
  13. ServSafe
  14. AFDO Process Authority
Kellerman Consulting -Food Safety & Quality Management Systems Consulting Team Photo. Carissa Marzouk, Tim Grady, Laura Swanson, Mickey Kellerman, Matt Weist, Phoebe Kellerman, Brian Kellerman, Sierra Faust, Jaime Miller.

Our Team

Brian Kellerman

Co-Founder & Chief Quality & Food Safety Officer

Brian Kellerman

Co-Founder & Chief Quality & Food Safety Officer

Brian is passionate about food safety and quality management systems, as well as food production in all of its forms. Having participated in all aspects of food production, from farm to factory to restaurant, Brian brings a unique understanding of issues touching our food systems, and brings that passion to each and every client engagement.

As the Co-Founder & Chief Quality & Food Safety Officer of Kellerman Consulting, Brian is responsible for overseeing all food safety and quality documentation, as well as working with clients to help them implement these programs. Brian is a Registered SQF Consultant, BRCGS Certified, HACCP Certified (Seafood, USDA & Retail), PCQI Certified for Human Food and Animal Food, FSSC 22000 certified and ISO 9001 certified.

Brian Kellerman was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, and has spent 17 years working in food production. Starting with a four-month engagement working a banana operation in Israel, Brian developed a love of food production that led to a degree in Ecological Agriculture from the University of Vermont, as well as farming experience in Maryland and New Zealand. As a science teacher, Brian helped to organize a maple sugaring program and a hydroponic system, as well as a fully-working vegetable garden on campus. Starting in 2014, Brian ran the Food Safety & Quality Assurance program for a dry spice blend and nutraceutical manufacturer located in Columbus, managing a GFSI-certified quality and food safety program that produced over 5 million pounds of food annually before joining his brother Mickey in 2017 in starting Kellerman Consulting.

Mickey Kellerman

Co-Founder & President

Mickey Kellerman

Co-Founder & President

As President of Kellerman Consulting, Mickey is responsible for directing sales, marketing, finance, administration and strategy. Mickey has 18 years experience in various leadership roles in the food industry, financial sector and manufacturing sector.

Born and raised in Columbus, he returned home in 2016 from a 16-year stint in Chicago to team up with his brother Brian to found Kellerman Consulting, a Food Safety Consulting company that believes that in order to be a great professional services company, you must be able to solve your customer’s biggest problems. An avid cook, gardener and admirer of delicious food, it’s been a dream come true for Mickey to have the opportunity to bring value to the food industry by getting results for his clients.

Mickey has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University. He spends his free time cooking, gardening, writing music, playing synthesizer and performing with his band Syzygal.

Sierra Faust, Director of Consulting Services & SQF Consultant at Kellerman Consulting

Sierra Faust

Director of Consulting Services,
Registered SQF Consultant

Sierra Faust

Director of Consulting Services,
Registered SQF Consultant

Through Sierra’s experience in the field of food safety, she has seen first hand how important it is to have someone looking out for the customer’s health and safety in an industry that everyone depends on. By using her expertise and passion for good food, she hopes to add value to create a dependable food system for all.

Laura Swanson, Registered SQF Consultant and Food Safety Consultant at Kellerman Consulting

Laura Swanson

Food Safety & Quality Consultant
Registered SQF Consultant

Laura Swanson

Food Safety & Quality Consultant
Registered SQF Consultant

Laura Swanson joined the Kellerman Consulting team in 2022 as a Food Safety Consultant. With nearly two decades of experience and over a decade of working with GFSI systems specifically, Laura has a passion to help our clients navigate the world of food safety. Laura obtained her Masters in Food Science and Technology from Oregon State University in 2007.

Jaime Miller, SQF Consultant and Food Safety Consultant at Kellerman Consulting

Jaime Miller

Food Safety & Quality Consultant
Registered SQF Consultant

Jaime Miller

Food Safety & Quality Consultant
Registered SQF Consultant

Jaime thoroughly enjoys helping businesses personalize and define food safety and uses her industry experience to solve practical food safety problems. She prides herself on having hands-on experience from all levels of production including maintenance, operating

Tim Grady

Food Safety & Quality Consultant
Registered SQF Consultant

Tim Grady

Food Safety & Quality Consultant
Registered SQF Consultant

Tim worked for three years at the Licking County Health Department as a health inspector where he obtained his certification as a Registered Sanitarian.

Originally from Sandwich, Massachusetts, he joined the Kellerman Consulting team in July 2019. Tim obtained a B.S. in Environmental Science and a B.S. in Regional Planning from Westfield State University in Westfield, Massachusetts in 2015. Tim moved over to the private sector to pursue a career in food safety technical writing and consulting.

Tim brings years of food safety experience to the table for our clients and has also completed the following certifications: Registered SQF Consultant, Registered Sanitarian, Ohio; Registered Environmental Health Specialist; FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food certification; Internal Auditing – Basic/Advanced Certification.

When not at work, Tim enjoys playing disc golf, collecting comic books and passionately rooting for all New England sports teams.

Carissa Marzouk, Food Safety Consultant at Kellerman Consulting

Carissa Marzouk

Food Safety & Quality Consultant
Registered SQF Consultant

Carissa Marzouk

Food Safety & Quality Consultant
Registered SQF Consultant

Carissa has a strong passion for food safety and quality. She has experience working in startup
environments and has helped these teams build their food safety programs from the ground up.

She has worked with teams to achieve their first ever food safety and SQF certifications and knows what it takes to maintain those certifications. She has served as a PCQI in her previous roles and enjoys working cross-functionally to build and improve food safety programs and foster a positive food safety culture.

Carissa obtained a B.S. in Biology from Saint Mary’s College of California and has completed the
following food safety certifications: FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food, Implementing SQF Systems, Advanced HACCP, and Juice HACCP.

In her free time, Carissa enjoys cooking and spending time with her husband and pets.

Phoebe Kellerman

Business Support Manager

Phoebe Kellerman

Business Support Manager

As a Business Support Manager for Kellerman Consulting, Phoebe Kellerman is responsible for many of the behind-the-scenes activities that allow our consulting team to focus their time and energy on solving our clients’ toughest food safety problems. Coming from a family of professional chefs and bakers, Phoebe learned the importance of food safety and quality assurance at a young age.

Matt Weist, Food Safety Consultant at Kellerman Consulting

Matt Weist

Food Safety & Quality Consultant

Matt Weist

Food Safety & Quality Consultant

Matt has a realistic and thorough approach to Food Safety and Quality programs.  He truly enjoys working with teams to develop programs that ensure high quality and safe food.  Matt brings a passion for food safety and nearly two decades of experience working closely with multiple departments within food facilities to help our clients develop successful value-added programs.

Matt obtained a B.S. in Earth Science from Buffalo State University and holds certifications for IDFA HACCP, Better Processing, PCQI, and ISO 9001.  He has also participated in multiple training programs at Penn State and Cornell University.

Prior to joining Kellerman Consulting, Matt was the lead on achieving and maintaining FSSC 22000, ISO 9001, BRCGS, and USDA Organic certifications for several companies.  He also successfully implemented and managed the Quality department for a new large scale extended shelf-life dairy facility, including achieving SQF certification for the facility.  Matt has experience developing and administering training programs for Food Safety and Quality programs, including regulatory requirements, via both electronic and classroom methods.

In his free time, Matt enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, especially boating and fishing.  He also likes to BBQ and grill for friends and family.

Download Free Resources

Our goal is to make your job easier by offering free food safety & quality management system downloads to accompany each video training series. Our clients also receive an additional set of free employee training videos & quizzes that are not publicly available.

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Dietary Supplement Manufacturing Free Download

Download the free MMR checklist to help you set up the key part of your dietary supplement program.

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Validation & Verification Assessment Log

Download this Verification and Validation Log and utilize it as a method of reassessment. The reassessment is performed in accordance with the Food Safety Scheme the Food Manufacturer, Distributor, or Agency it is operating beneath.

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Free Food Safety & Quality A-Z Acronym Download

Download Kellerman Consulting’s list of commonly used food safety & quality acronyms to help you navigate the industry lingo with confidence!

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Free FSMA Checklist

Your Free FSMA Checklist helps you:
Implement the FSMA federal regulation requirements of part 117- Current Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Hazard Analysis, & Risk-based Preventive Controls for Human Food of the FDA food code.

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Risk Assessment Worksheets

Use these free worksheets to record your facility risk assessments including specific potential hazards and impacts on product safety and quality.

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Corrective & Preventive Action (CAPA) Program Starter Kit

Free Starter Kit Includes:

  • Root Cause Analysis Form
  • Fishbone Diagram
  • Hold Tag with Hold Classification Codes
  • Hold & Release Log
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Environmental Monitoring Program Swab Location Guide

Your Free Environmental Monitoring Program downloads help you:

  • Create a map of where to swab
  • Learn how to use different types of swabs
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Traceability Toolkit Downloads

Your Free Traceability Toolkit Includes:

  • Mock Recall Form
  • Batch Record Form
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Supplier Approval Document Guide

Your Free Supplier Approval Guide Includes:

  • A list of documents to request from suppliers.
  • Suggested levels of priority for obtaining these documents
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Allergen Control Tools

Your Free Allergen Control Tools Include:

  • Allergen Changeover Matrix
  • Allergen Labels
  • Allergen List for the U.S., Canada, and the E.U.
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Internal Audit Template & Checklist

Your Internal Audit template download helps you:

  • Document your findings during your internal audit.
  • Create a summary of findings list for follow-up actions needed after your internal audit.
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Key Performance Indicators Spreadsheet

Download the Free Key Performance Indicators Reporting Spreadsheet to Start Tracking Your KPIs Today!

Learn From Our Clients’ Experiences

Mike’s Hot Honey Expands After Getting SQF Certified

“We knew if we wanted to get where we wanted to go with our business and securing some of those big customers, that we needed to have SQF certification. When I first started talking to Kellerman Consulting, I knew they were experts. If you are a small business or a big business, we want to be absolutely best-in-class. You want to hire someone like these guys to make sure that you are living up to those high standards”.

Matt Beaton CEO, Mike’s Hot Honey

Four Star Seafood Passes Their GMP Audit With an Excellent Score

Laura with Kellerman Consulting is just terrific. She is very helpful, easy to work with and got us through our GMP audit with a much better score than we anticipated. Also, the organization of all the documents Kellerman Consulting provided us with is excellent.

Adrian Hoffman CEO/Co-Founder, Four Star Seafood, Inc.

FSQA Manager is Trained in Four Months to Pass Their First BRCGS Audit

Kellerman Consulting does an amazing job of consistently meeting customers’ expectations and taking time to understand the needs of their unique customer. Their service goes above and beyond expectations. I had come to Shelby Foods just 4 months before the initial BRCGS audit and had very little idea what was required for BRCGS. Brian worked with me and patiently answered all my questions until I understood everything.

We have an A rating with BRCGS and I attribute that to Brian Kellerman and Kellerman Consulting for everything they have done to help our business to get the certification. Their initial assessment of our company, the documents, and information provided to make our
plan were great. During the audit it gave me confidence knowing we had everything in line with BRCGS requirements.

Tammy Neyer, FSQM Shelby Cold Storage /Shelby Foods LLC.

Clarendon Flavors’ New SQF Practitioner is Trained in Three Months for SQF Success

“Kellerman Consulting made a world of difference in both the time and quality of implementation of our SQF program at Clarendon Flavors. Honestly, we would have had a very tough time doing it without their expertise. When I took over the position of SQF Practitioner at our company with no prior experience, I had only 3 months to prepare for our first SQF Audit. Tim and Brian rallied around me and made sure I was ready to meet the challenge head on. From writing and reviewing documents, to educating a complete novice, to performing a mock audit in advance, the Kellerman team made sure we were ready not only to pass, but to score a 91 on our first audit. I could not recommend them more highly”!

Benjamin A. Jones, Manager, QA and Regulatory Affairs

Lomo Cold Storage Receives 99.37% on Their GDP Audit

Our Kellerman Consulting Food Safety Consultant, Tim Grady, was incredibly patient and supportive throughout the entire process of helping Lomo Cold Storage, LLC prepare for our GDP 3rd party audit. We got through our audit and we are very proud to have received a 99.37% score. I have been working for many, many years and it is very refreshing to work with someone that can be so professional and do what they say they will do and still treat people with kindness.

Edie Hensen, Lomo Cold Storage, LLC.

Omakase Restaurant Group Receives Support for HACCP Plans & FSMA Program

Kellerman Consulting went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed for our ROP, Sous Vide, Cook Chill, & FSMA Program! They're very detail oriented and covered more ground than I even anticipated.

Charlie Weintraub, Director of Operations BOH | Dumpling Time Brand

Caprock Pecans Obtains 99% on their PrimusGFS Audit After Working with Kellerman Consulting

"Jaime with Kellerman Consulting wrote a great PrimusGFS program, and I continue to profit from it. We got a 94% before corrective action and a 99% final score".

Kirk Layton, Owner of Caprock Pecans

Patty Wagon Express Complies with FSMA to Grow Their Wholesale Business

I highly recommend working with Kellerman Consulting. Working with Brian Kellerman put me at ease. He’s very informative, patient, and took the time to walk me through the process. An all around good guy! If ever I need the services this company provides I’ll look no further.

Andre Yorke, Owner of Patty Wagon Express Inc.

Strong Spas Passes Their Costco Non-Foods GMP Certification Audit

“Kellerman Consulting was professional, efficient, and continues to show their support and guidance even after the GMP audit”.

Malisa Reynolds, Quality & Compliance Manager Strong Spas.

Beach Cooperative Grain Achieves Excellence on Their SQF Audit

“Working with Kellerman Consulting was the best decision my company’s SQF Team could have made. The professionalism, passion, and knowledge their consultants have, made the experience a 20/10! Not only did our audit score reflect how great their system works, but I also gained so much more understanding of SQF and confidence as a Quality Manager!”

Ashley Tescher, Beach Cooperative Grain | QA & Compliance

Larsen Packaging Products Aced Their GMP Audit

“Larsen Packaging Products is appreciative to Kellerman Consulting and our contact Tim Grady for assisting us in obtaining our GMP certification. Tim walked this journey with us from beginning to end and was always available to answer any questions and assist us in developing procedures, forms, etc. that were critical to the successful completion of this process. I would highly recommend Kellerman Consulting for any of your consulting needs as they were very professional and ensured that all items were addressed prior to our audit. “

Mike Reese, Compliance Manager | Larsen Packaging Products, Inc.

Unannounced SQF Audit Success with Kellerman Consulting’s Support

“They are so professional and it was just a real pleasure working through everything. I would absolutely recommend Kellerman Consulting. I already have. When people ask me about the SQF consulting process, I would not hesitate to say," definitely call Kellerman Consulting'' ” .

Tamar Markham, CEO of Almondina® / YZ Enterprises, Inc.

Folding-Carton Company, Everett Graphics, Obtains a Nearly Perfect Score on Their SQF Audit

“Kellerman Consulting acted as a trainer for our new QC hire, so we benefited from that as well as the successful preparation for the SQF audit. We got a 98% on the audit. That should speak for itself. You need to use these people. We looked at a number of consulting organizations and I’d go out of my way to recommend Kellerman Consulting”.

Mark Carlson, VP Business Operations | Everett Graphics

Apex Outdoor LLC Receives Approvals From USDA Regional Manager for Their HACCP Plans

Kellerman Consulting came to the rescue for me after working with another competitor who left me in the dark. I was so relieved to find a responsible, knowledgeable consulting firm who could help a new operator out in developing a full blown HACCP plan - and teach me along the way! Kellerman Consulting held my hand every step of the way (and trust me I needed it)! Kellerman Consulting got me through all of my approvals with an easy to follow HACCP plan that appeased a USDA regional manager.

Steven McBee, CEO/Co-Owner - McBee Farm & Cattle Co & Apex Outdoor LLC

Roka Akor gets ROP HACCP Plan Approved

They are a pleasure to work with. I have a lot to do and am very busy – they outlined everything out in a very reasonable fashion and got the job done in the precision and detail we needed it to be. I would work with them again!

Ben Uvodich, Regional Manager, Roka Akor

Outer Aisle Gourmet Achieves SQF Certification for Three Sites

“We partnered with Kellerman Consulting very early on in the SQF certification process, and by relying on their expertise and methodical approach to collecting, compiling, and organizing the required documentation, we were successful in gaining our certification. I would highly recommend Kellerman Consulting to anyone considering this type of certification for their organization”.

Jennifer Lawrence, Director Of Operations | Outer Aisle Gourmet

Premier Printing Corp Receives an Excellent SQF Audit Score on Their First Try

“They are just down-to-earth real-world guys that happen to be experts. We came out with a great score to keep a major client and our competitive edge with their guidance and expertise”.

Jeff Trombo, VP of Premier Printing Corporation

Joe Granato Produce has Their BRCGS Program Converted to an SQF Program to Keep Key Business

I couldn’t have asked for a better company to help us work on our certification. They were helpful, educational, and got our program successfully converted with clear professionalism.

Matt Granato, VP of Joe Granato Produce

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Four Star Seafood Passes Their GMP Audit With an Excellent Score

Adrian Hoffman CEO/Co-Founder, Four Star Seafood, Inc.

FSQA Manager is Trained in Four Months to Pass Their First BRCGS Audit

Tammy Neyer, FSQM Shelby Cold Storage /Shelby Foods LLC.

Clarendon Flavors’ New SQF Practitioner is Trained in Three Months for SQF Success

Benjamin A. Jones, Manager, QA and Regulatory Affairs

Lomo Cold Storage Receives 99.37% on Their GDP Audit

Edie Hensen, Lomo Cold Storage, LLC.

Omakase Restaurant Group Receives Support for HACCP Plans & FSMA Program

Charlie Weintraub, Director of Operations BOH | Dumpling Time Brand

Caprock Pecans Obtains 99% on their PrimusGFS Audit After Working with Kellerman Consulting

Kirk Layton, Owner of Caprock Pecans

Patty Wagon Express Complies with FSMA to Grow Their Wholesale Business

Andre Yorke, Owner of Patty Wagon Express Inc.

Strong Spas Passes Their Costco Non-Foods GMP Certification Audit

Malisa Reynolds, Quality & Compliance Manager Strong Spas.

Beach Cooperative Grain Achieves Excellence on Their SQF Audit

Ashley Tescher, Beach Cooperative Grain | QA & Compliance
Corrugated boxes after GMP audit for packaging

Larsen Packaging Products Aced Their GMP Audit

Mike Reese, Compliance Manager | Larsen Packaging Products, Inc.

Folding-Carton Company, Everett Graphics, Obtains a Nearly Perfect Score on Their SQF Audit

Mark Carlson, VP Business Operations | Everett Graphics

Apex Outdoor LLC Receives Approvals From USDA Regional Manager for Their HACCP Plans

Steven McBee, CEO/Co-Owner - McBee Farm & Cattle Co & Apex Outdoor LLC

Roka Akor gets ROP HACCP Plan Approved

Ben Uvodich, Regional Manager, Roka Akor

Outer Aisle Gourmet Achieves SQF Certification for Three Sites

Jennifer Lawrence, Director Of Operations | Outer Aisle Gourmet

Premier Printing Corp Receives an Excellent SQF Audit Score on Their First Try

Jeff Trombo, VP of Premier Printing Corporation

Joe Granato Produce has Their BRCGS Program Converted to an SQF Program to Keep Key Business

Matt Granato, VP of Joe Granato Produce

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