From Safe Quality Food (SQF), to BRCGS to FSSC 22000 to GMP and more, we write and implement your food safety certification program, provide training, and stay with you until you pass your audit.
What is a food safety certification?
Obtaining a food safety certification is a voluntary process designed to demonstrate that food industry businesses are operating in a manner that provides food protection & safety of products entering the food supply at a level above and beyond what is required from a regulatory standpoint. Many large retailers such as Walmart, Costco, Target and Trader Joe’s, require their food suppliers to be food safety certified.
Many food businesses hire expert food safety consultants like Kellerman Consulting to help them navigate their way through the certification process in order to pass their audit and obtain certifications they need to be successful.
What is the highest level of food safety certification?
Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognized certification programs are the highest level of food safety third party audits currently available in the food industry. These include SQF, BRCGS, FSSC 22000, PrimusGFS, and Global G.A.P. Companies can also choose to pursue a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Certification, which while not a GFSI recognized certification, is still accepted by many larger retailers. A GMP Certification is a stepping stone certification on the way to becoming GFSI certified.
What To Expect During Your Free Consultation
During your free consultation, you’ll learn which food safety certification is right for your food business, what the requirements are for getting certified, how much it costs with no hidden fees, how long it takes, and how our process works to assure you pass your certification audit on the first try.
Food safety certifications allow our clients to reduce business risk and grow their food industry businesses by meeting the requirements to sell to larger retailers, like Walmart, Costco, Target, Trader Joe’s, HEB and more.
We create custom projects for every food business we serve. You will receive education, training, & written food safety programs over the course of your project so that you feel confident that your food facility will get certified.
Food Safety Certification Gap Assessment
We will review your documentation and visit your facility, identify gaps in your existing program and operations, and we will help you fill those gaps in order to pass your audit.
Write Your Food Safety Certification Program
Whether you are starting from scratch, or you’d like us to incorporate your existing programs, we’ll write the program you need to get certified.
Implement Your Food Safety Certification Programs
We’ll work alongside you to implement your certification program, making sure you understand how to run it and that you pass your next audit.
Become an in-house expert at running your program for passing your audit and creating sustained success.
On-call real-time support during your audit and ongoing support after the audit until you are certified, no matter what.
Write Your HACCP Plan
We will write your HACCP Plan and work alongside you to implement it.
Outsourced Food Safety & QA Director
Rely on our expertise from having helped our clients pass hundreds of GFSI-recognized audits, GMP audits, & GDP audits. Our food safety consultants will guide your team to success.
Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures
We will write your SSOPs and provide training for you to implement them.
Environmental Monitoring Programs
We will write your program, work alongside you to implement it, and provide food safety training for you to keep it running.
Supplier Approval Programs
We will write your supplier approval program, work alongside you to implement it, and train you to keep it running.
Foreign Supplier Verification Program
We will write your FSVP, work alongside you to implement it, and train you to keep it running.
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
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
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
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