Consulting

GCP Consulting works with food industry businesses to develop and execute food safety strategies and programs that will enable them to become GFSI certified.

Our Consultants can help you with:

GFSI Certifications

We can provide your Company with the support, guidance, and knowledge required to pass and/or maintain any GFSI Food Safety Standard Certificate:

  • IFS - PACsecure, Logistics, Broker, Food, Global Markets
  • BRC - Food, Broker
  • SQF
  • FSSC 22000
  • Canada GAP
  • HACCP

    We can provide you with all the tools you need to have a successful and functional HACCP Plan through employee training and guidance and we can also assist in developing your HACCP Plan as our Consultants can help you with:

  • Writing the program
  • Performing Risk Assessments, and
  • Implementing the procedures in your facility.
  • Federal / Regulatory Programs and Audits

    CFIA - Safe Food For Canadians Act (SFCA)
    We can help your team with understanding the new Safe Food for Canadians Act, how it affects your Food Safety System, and how to implement it in your facility.

    FDA - Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) - Preventive Controls
    We can help your team with understanding the new FSMA Preventive Controls, how they affect your Food Safety System, and we can help you identify, address, and document the Preventive Controls in your Food Safety System.

    Other Certifications

    Our Consultants are also knowledgeable in a variety of other Certifications which allows us to help you achieve:

  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • OMAFRA
  • Senior Management and QA Coaching

    We can provide your Senior Management Team or QA Team with personal guidance and support in all areas to help them achieve and maintain positive results, including:

  • providing insight and assistance into how to implement a Food Safety Culture in your facility
  • keeping up-to-date with the industry standards and requirements.
  • aiding in preparation for audits and internal audits, and support during audits if requested.
  • Pre-Audits and Gap Assessments

    Pre-Audits
    We can help your company prepare for your upcoming audits by doing a Pre-Audit to ensure you know what areas need more or less attention leading up to the audit.

    GAP Assessments
    We can provide a GAP Assessment that will help you determine the areas in your Company or Food Safety System that need more attention or to help determine what is required to achieve GFSI Certification.

    Food Safety Manuals

    We can help you write, re-write, or review your Food Safety Manuals for all Food Safety Standards and assist with implementation throughout your Company.

    Design and Re-design of Facilities

    Our team can help identify equipment and facility upgrades required for efficient and safe food production.

    Other areas of your Business

    Our team can help your Company in other areas of your business, including:

  • Research and Development
  • Developing In-house Purchasing Organizations
  • Troubleshooting Operations
  • Designing and Implementing Cost Control Systems
  • Employee Training

    We can provide you with customized training courses, training materials, and all the tools you need to ensure your employees are educated in all areas of your Food Safety System, including:

  • HACCP
  • GMPs
  • Allergens
  • Internal Audits
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Enquire here for more information:

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    Pius Gasser

    Pius Gasser

    Food Safety Consultant

    ~ Diploma in Business Administration.
    ~ Professional Development in Leadership as a Personal Coach.
    ~ Seven+ years in food manufacturing – Plant Management, Logistics, Material Handling.
    ~ Over years in purchasing, research and negotiation – Sourcing, Pricing, Facilitating.
    ~ Eight plus years in food service – Food & Beverage Management / Control, Training.
    ~ Food Safety Consulting and implementations since 2001

    • IFS:
      • Train the Trainer since 2011
      • Technical Services for IFS-PACsecure and Logistics for North America since 2016
    • BRC:
      • ATP approved trainer for BRC since 2012
      • BRC 8
      • Internal Auditor and lead auditor trainer.
    • HACCP: Training Certification
      • GFTC HACCP Train the Trainer since 1991
      • Train the Trainer by HACCP Alliance, 2011
    • ISO 9001 Lead Auditor and Internal Auditor Trainer
    • FSPCA Preventive Controls For Human Food
    • Gluten Free Certification Program
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    Shilpa Mistry

    Shilpa Mistry

    Food Safety Trainer

    ~ Industry Specialty: Meat, Seafood, Dairy, Bakery, Produce, Snack Foods, Flavours.
    ~ Standard Specialty: GMP, HACCP, QMP, FSEP, ISO 22000, BRC, SQF
    ~ Over 12 years of progressive experience in the Food Industry
    ~ Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology
    ~ Preferred Consultant by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
    ~ HACCP Advantage Auditor for Canadian General Standard Board
    ~ HACCP system implementation, development and maintenance of the program.
    ~ Food Safety Trainer: GMP, HACCP, QMP and Security procedures.
    ~ Laboratory Management
    ~ Product Development
    ~ Nutritional Labeling
    ~ Certified FPA Auditor
    ~ BRC Auditor

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    Margo Reiss

    Margo Reiss

    Food and Beverage Management

    ~ Fifteen years plus experience in the Food Industry
    ~ Food and Beverage Management
    ~ Employee Training
    ~ HACCP Implementation & Development
    ~ Quality Control
    ~ Sanitation Programs & Supervision
    ~ Efficiency & Productivity, Process improvement, Lean Manufacturing & Total Cycle Time, Variable Production Schedules.
    ~ Document Control
    ~ Cost Controls & Food Cost Variance Allowance
    ~ Compliance Audit Preparation
    ~ Canada GAP Auditor

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    Georgina Atkinson

    Georgina Atkinson

    Quality Assurance Management

    ~ Business Communications Certificate
    ~ National Food Safety, HACCP & Food Plant Sanitation Training
    ~ Development and Administration of Plant HACCP Plan
    ~ Quality Assurance Management
    ~ 15 Years plus experience in Food Industry
    ~ Compliance Audit preparatio

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    Jacqueline Wachholz

    Jacqueline Wachholz

    Quality Assurance

    ~ Bachelor of Science Degree (B.Sc. Honors From the Collegge of Physical Science and Engineering) -Area of emphasis Food Science.
    ~ 27 years plus experience in the Food Industry.
    ~ Quality Assurance, Research & Product Development & Regulatory.
    ~ Development & Maintenance of GMP, HACCP, BRC, SQF, Organic, Canada GAP, Gluten Free & ISO systems.
    ~ Label, Nutrition claims, Advertising claims, development & review.
    ~ Lead auditor for BRC, Canada GAP and SQF Schemes.

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    Iraj Mehrnia

    Iraj Mehrnia

    Audit systems

    ~ Fifteen years plus experience in R & D, Food Safety & Quality Systems.
    ~ Master of Science degree in Food Science & Technology.
    ~ Working knowledge of HACCP system from design to implementation and maintenance of the program.
    ~ Working knowledge of ISO9001:2000 system from design to implementation and maintenance of the program.
    ~ Working knowledge of Audit systems.

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    Wolf Von Brisinski

    Wolf Von Brisinski

    Master Pastry Chef

    ~ Master Pastry Chef (Qualified to train & teach apprentices)
    ~ Extensive experience in the Baking & Pastry Industry in Canada, Germany & South Africa
    ~ Quality Assurance, HACCP & Sanitation Management
    ~ Member of BAC (Baking Association of Canada) & CPCG (Canadian Pastry Chef’s Guild Inc.)

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    Paul McPhee

    Paul McPhee

    Quality Management

    ~ Certified BRC, FSSC 22000, Gluten-Free & IFS PACsecure Auditor
    ~ Conducted over 200 BRC audits in the past 6 years
    ~ 37 year experience in Quality Management in the Food Industry
    ~ Over 1700 documented Food safety Assessment/Audits since 1997
    ~ Allergen Control Group Gluten-free Lead Auditor Trainer
    ~ Conducted over 50 seminars on Food Safety including HACCP, Internal Audits, GMPs

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    Janet King

    Janet King

    Administrative Assistant

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    María Diaz

    María Diaz

    QA Technician

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    J. Ron Bergamasco

    J. Ron Bergamasco

    Quality Assurance in Multi-site

    ~ MBA, University of Chicago – concentrations in Quality Management, Statistics, and Business Strategy
    ~ SQF and BRC certified
    ~ HACCP certified
    ~ American Society for Quality (ASQ) certified Quality Engineer
    ~ Twenty years plus experience in Quality Assurance in multi-site, diversified food manufacturing environments

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    George Deutsch

    George Deutsch

    Machinery and plant design

    ~ Farm products and animal welfare
    ~ BSc degree in Agriculture, with a major in Meat science
    ~ Over 30 years experience in the food industry, 5 years in Retail, 5 years in wholesale,and 20 years in RTE deli manufacturing, cooked and fermented
    ~ Machinery and plant design
    ~ Pre-requisite and HACCP implementation
    ~ Food safety training
    ~ GFSI certified auditor
    ~ BRC, SQF Auditor
     – PAACO Certified (animal welfare, poultry & red meat)
     – BRC Transportation & Distribution

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    Amy Rempel

    Amy Rempel

    Owner of Gluten Free Consulting

    ~ B.A. in Communication Studies
    ~ 3 years in purchasing of gluten free raw materials, sourcing and pricing
    ~ Have worked in gluten free industry for 8 years
    ~ Assisted in gluten free Quality Control for 2 years
    ~ Assisted in gluten free Research & Development for 2 years
    ~ HACCP team member
    ~ Sales and marketing of gluten free products for 6 years
    ~ Owner of Gluten Free Consulting

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    Jason Gin

    Jason Gin

    Food Safety & Quality Management

    Jason Gin joined GCP Consulting in 2008 and has worked with a broad base of categories in the food and packaging industries, assisting in the development of food safety & quality management systems, HACCP plans and achieving GFSI certifications.

    Product categories include:
    ~Bakery
    ~Dairy
    ~Fruit, Vegetables & Nuts
    ~Dried Foods & Ingredients
    ~Canada GAP
    ~Ready Meals & Sandwiches, RTE desserts
    ~Storage & Distribution
    ~Breakfast Cereals & Snacks
    ~Confectionary
    ~Raw Red Meat, Cooked Meat
    ~Oils & Fats
    ~Alcoholic Drinks & Fermented/Brewed Products
    ~Flexible Packaging Materials
    ~Pharmaceuticals
    ~Poultry Operations

    Professional Development:
    ~Business Administration
    ~HACCP Pre-Requisite Programs
    ~BRC Global Standard For Storage & Distribution
    ~Risk Assessments for BRC Standards
    ~Internal Auditor Training
    ~Gluten Free Certification Program
    ~ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems Lead Auditing
    ~International HACCP Alliance – Developing & Implementing HACCP Plans for the Food Manufacturing Industry
    ~IFS PACsecure – Industry Training
    ~BRC Global Standards for Food Safety Issue 7 – 5 Day Third Party Auditor
    ~FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food

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    Ensuring GMP compliance

    Ensuring GMP compliance

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    Preparation for HACCP Certification

    Preparation for HACCP Certification

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    Upgrade Food Safety Systems to achieve GFSI certification, such as BRC, Canada GAP, SQF, FSSC 22000 and IFS Standards

    Upgrade Food Safety Systems to achieve GFSI certification, such as BRC, Canada GAP, SQF, FSSC 22000 and IFS Standards

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    IFS Logistics, BRC Transportation & Storage

    IFS Logistics, IFS Global Market Program

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    IFS PAC Secure, BRC Packaging

    IFS PAC Secure, IFS Global Market Program

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    BRC Brokers, IFS Brokers

    BRC Brokers, IFS Brokers

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    Gluten Free Certification Program

    Gluten Free Certification Program

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    Canada GAP

    Canada GAP

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    HACCP Alliance Training

    HACCP Alliance Training

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    In-house & Public training

    In-house & Public training

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    GAP Assessments

    GAP Assessments

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    ACHIEVING CERTIFICATIONS

    ACHIEVING CERTIFICATION

     

    We can provide your Company with the support, guidance, and knowledge required to pass and/or maintain any GFSI Food Safety Standard Certificate (IFS, BRC, SQF, FSCC 22000).

     

     

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    FOOD SAFETY MANUALS

    FOOD SAFETY MANUALS

     

    We can help you write, re-write, or review Food Safety Manuals for all Food Safety Standards and assist with implementation throughout your Company.

     

     

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    IN-HOUSE & PUBLIC TRAINING

    IN-HOUSE & PUBLIC TRAINING

     

    We can do Private In-House Training for your Company or you can attend one of the Public Training sessions we offer throughout the year.

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    Live Online Instructor-Led Training

    Live Online Instructor-Led Training

     

    We also offer Live Online Instructor-led Training sessions that provide the benefits of a physical class without having to travel to a set location (ideal for Companies with multiple facilities)

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    GAP ASSESSMENTS

    GAP ASSESSMENTS

     

    We can provide a GAP Assessment that will help you determine the areas of your Company or Food Safety System that need more attention or to help determine what is required to achieve GFSI Certification

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    QA TEAM COACHING

    QA TEAM COACHING

     

    We can provide your QA Team with personal guidance and support in all areas to help them best achieve and maintain positive results

     

     

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    Lindsey Gasser

    Lindsey Gasser

    Food Safety Consultant

    Education and Training Experience:

    • Bachelor of Arts in English
    • REHIS Advanced Food Hygiene Diploma
    • FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food
    • IFS PACsecure
    • BRC 8 
    • SQF 2000 Training and Implementation Certification
    • Internal Auditor Training

    Certified as a/an:

    • HACCP and Elementary Food Hygiene Trainer
    • Internal Auditor 
    • Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI)

    Knowledgeable in:

    • IFS Standards – PACsecure, Logistics, Broker, Food
    • BRC 8
    • Food Safety and Quality Manual writing and re-writing
    • Supplier Approval Programs
    • Internal Auditing
    • Pre-requisite Programs
    • Developing Training Programs
    • Document Control and Revision
    • Website Management
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