Since 2017, our Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) consultants have assisted hundreds of clients throughout the food supply chain to get GMP certified. GMP is an important foundational system required of many manufacturers to ensure products are consistently produced to a high standard.
Our results-driven team will write and implement your GMP program, train you and stay with you until you pass your GMP certification audit.
Ace your GMP Audit with a family-run team who knows food safety cover to cover.
What to Expect During Your Free GMP Consultation
During your free GMP consultation, you’ll learn 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 GMP certification audit on the first try.
Our GMP Consultants Deliver:
Consistent Results in Compliance with GMP Certification Requirements
All of our full-time GMP 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 of our team members you work with. You will receive a food safety & quality roadmap for getting your product certified.
Quality Control and Accountability
You benefit from the support of GMP 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 GMP 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 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 Training Compliance & Certification Resources
In addition to your written food safety & quality 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. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that every individual involved with food manufacturing, food storage, food packing and food processing complete food safety training under the supervision of someone with the education and experience necessary to produce safe food.
We’ll assess your unique process and needs.
Our team will write your GMP program customized to your operation.
We’ll train you and your team on how to follow all of the food safety & quality procedures.
Implement your program with us right beside you.
Pass your audit with support from our food safety and quality consulting team.
What does a GMP Consultant do?
Kellerman Consulting’s GMP consultants provide a written quality & food safety manual that is tailored to your product, process and operation. We provide quality consulting and food safety training according to current FDA regulatory requirements and customized to the GMP certification scheme that you are wishing to get certified against. You will receive project management services and we will stay with you until you pass your audit – no matter what.
What is the Difference Between GMP and cGMP?
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) are also referred to as prerequisite programs, or food safety and quality fundamentals. These are the site and company specific rules and daily activities put into place to keep products safe. GMPs may be written down or communicated verbally and are generally enforced through Quality Assurance or management personnel. GMP certification audits have fewer requirements than GFSI audits and are considered a stepping-stone to get to a GFSI certification. There are many factors to consider when weighing which certification is right for you, and we can help you choose the most appropriate certification scheme for your business goals.
cGMP is a step-up from GMP standards and is required for dietary supplement manufacturers. cGMP means Current Good Manufacturing Practice. cGMP regulations require additional product testing and more thorough quality management systems in place. Kellerman Consulting has supported hundreds of clients nationwide to successfully pass their regulatory inspections and their GMP and cGMP certification audits.
How do I get GMP or cGMP Certified?
The FDA does not provide certification, however, they do provide GMP regulatory oversight for the majority of food manufacturers (except for meat, poultry and egg product manufacturers which are overseen by USDA). USDA provides regulatory compliance guidance and certification services in limited circumstances, such as, for the USDA Speciality Crop GMP Audit Standard.
Being in compliance with GMPs or cGMPs is not the same as being certified. In order to gain GMP or cGMP certification, you must hire a third-party auditing company to evaluate your practices against GMP or cGMP standards. Many companies choose to hire consultants to provide business support services to properly prepare for certification audits . Kellerman Consulting will write & implement food safety and quality programs that are tailored to your product and process.
We create custom projects in compliance with FDA / USDA regulatory requirements and GMP certification requirements for every business we serve.
GMP Certification Gap Assessment
We will review your documentation and visit your facility, identify gaps in your existing program and facility operations, and we will help you fill those gaps in order to pass your audit.
Write Your GMP 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 GMP Program
We’ll work alongside you to implement your GMP 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 GMP program and creating sustained success.
On-call real-time support during your GMP 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 GMP audits. Our GMP consultants will guide your team to success.
Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures
We will write your SSOPs and work alongside you to implement them.
Environmental Monitoring Programs
We will write your program, work alongside you to implement it, and train 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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