From SQF, BRCGS, FSSC 22000, PrimusGFS, and more, we write and implement your Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognized certification program, provide training for you, and stay with you until you pass your audit.
We will deliver the Global Food Safety Initiative certification program you need. We will write and implement your program to GFSI recognized standards from scratch or we will integrate your existing documentation if you prefer.
We have also helped companies integrate their ISO 9001 program with their GFSI Certification Program. We provide training for companies’ employees to successfully pass their audits and training so your personnel can manage the GFSI program in a sustainable manner after the initial audit.
We follow our repeatable and reliable process to help non-food and food businesses get the food safety & quality certifications they need.
What to Expect During Your Free Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Consultation
During your free certification consultation, you’ll learn which GFSI certification is right for your business, what the requirements are for getting certified, how much it costs with no hidden fees, how long it takes to get your gfsi certificate, and how our process works to assure you pass your food safety & quality certification audit on the first try.
How do we do it? By working closely with your team and by following our repeatable and reliable process.
What is a GFSI consultant?
Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) consultants are hired by companies to develop GFSI recognized programs tailored for each unique operation to help them achieve globally recognized food safety or quality certification. Your dedicated Kellerman Consulting GFSI certification consultant will write your GFSI program and provide training for you to implement and maintain your program. We stay with you until you pass- No matter what.
Our GFSI Consultants Deliver:
All of our full-time GFSI consultants are well-versed in Kellerman Consulting’s repeatable and reliable process. Our team’s collaborative culture gives you the benefit of our collective experience with hundreds of successful outcomes. You will achieve the same 100% success rate regardless of which GFSI Consultant you work with.
Quality Assurance and Accountability
You benefit from the support of GFSI consultants who review every project as a team. The co-founders of Kellerman Consulting are involved with each project at every stage to make sure that we are delivering on our commitment to our clients.
Our full-time GFSI consultants respond immediately to all client questions, which reflects one of our core values. Kellerman Consulting team members are kept up to date on every food safety & quality certification project, so that any one of our consultants can easily step in at any moment to give you the reliability and responsiveness your project deserves.
Employee Food Safety Training Resources to Help Implement GFSI Recognized Programs
In addition to your written GFSI program, every one of our clients receives access to a package of employee food safety training videos, quizzes, and training logs that are not publicly available at no additional cost in both English and Spanish.
Our team will write your unique GFSI program to fit your production
We’ll train you and your team on how to follow all of the food safety procedures
Implement your program with us right beside you
Pass your GFSI audit with support from our team
Which GFSI Recognized Certification is Right for Your Business?
SQF – The most popular GFSI benchmarked scheme in the US
Strikes a balance between being prescriptive and flexible
Sets clear expectations and puts an emphasis on risk assessments
Has the most available auditors making scheduling audits easier
BRCGS – The easiest GFSI scheme to understand
Puts an emphasis on brand protection and foreign material control
Unlike other GFSI Food Safety Management System schemes, requires a Quality Manual
Initial audits tend to be more difficult to pass compared to other GFSI schemes
FSSC 22000 – The most user-friendly and flexible GFSI scheme
Based on ISO 22000 so it pairs well with ISO 9001
Puts an emphasis on communication
Often used by businesses like packaging and chemical companies that already operate quality management systems for non-food businesses
PrimusGFS – Designed for agricultural businesses
Rarely used for businesses not directly tied to agricultural growing, processing or storage & distribution.
Puts an emphasis on standard operating procedures
Good alternative to GLOBAL GAP for indoor agriculture operations
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is a coalition of retailers and manufacturers who are working to raise the standard for food safety globally. Retailers like Costco, Walmart, and Trader Joe’s trust GFSI to set the highest standard for food safety.
What is GFSI certification?
There are common misconceptions about GFSI. GFSI is not a certification program and the organization does not perform certification or accreditation. There are several food safety & quality management system standards that are benchmarked to GFSI and you can select to get your plant certified to meet the global standard of one of the GFSI recognized schemes.
We create custom projects for every business we serve.
GFSI 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 GFSI 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 GFSI Certification Programs
We’ll work alongside you to implement your GFSI 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 GFSI 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 for your GFSI certification program 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 audits. Our food safety & quality management system consultants will guide your team to success.
Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures
For GFSI certification programs, we will write your SSOPs and work alongside you to implement them.
Environmental Monitoring Programs
For GFSI certification programs, we will write your environmental monitoring program, work alongside you to implement it, and train you to keep it running.
Supplier Approval Programs
For GFSI certification 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.
External Provider Programs
For ISO 9001 certification programs, we will write your external provider program, work alongside you to implement it, and train you to keep it running.
Control of Measuring Device Program (Calibration Program)
For ISO 9001 certification programs we will write your Control of Measuring Device (Calibration) program, 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
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
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