Food Safety and Quality Consulting

Navigate and Meet All Safe Food Requirements

Our Offerings

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    Program Development

    Develop a successful food safety program or improve your existing program to meet regulatory and GFSI requirements. SCS offers HACCP, GMP, GDP and GFSI (GLOBALG.A.P., PrimusGFS, SQF, BRCGS, FSSC 22000) Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) program development for growers, manufacturers, and distributors.

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    Hands-On Training and Support

    Food safety and Quality programs need structured and continuous training for both new hires and existing employees. During program development, meetings are conducted on one-on-one basis and hands-on training is provided to the team to manage program requirements. Continuous support can be provided on program management.

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    Supply Chain Management

    Create solutions to track the quality and safety of your food supply chain and strategies to mitigate supply chain risks. SCS offers services for vendor management including management of supplier safety and quality programs and performance monitoring of the supply chain. In addition, SCS offers evaluation of Foreign Supplier Verification Program and FSMA Program requirements.

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    Retail & Food Services

    Develop a successful food safety program or improve your existing program to meet regulatory requirements. SCS offers Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) program development. Other services include internal audits, audit readiness assessment, GAP assessment, and more.

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    Quality Services

    Develop a successful quality program or improve your existing program to meet customer requirements. SCS offers Food Quality Management Systems (FQMS) program development for growers and manufacturers. Other services include internal audits, audit readiness assessment, GAP assessment, and more.

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    Food Defense & Fraud

    Minimize the risk of intentional adulteration, economically motivated adulteration and product recalls by establishing food defense and fraud awareness among employees and developing prevention and mitigation strategies. SCS offers vulnerability assessments to protect against consumer health risks, reputational damage and economic harm from food fraud.

Safe Food and Quality, Guaranteed

Whether you are a small start-up or an established organization, food safety audits, inspections, and regulations are time consuming and challenging. Let SCS food safety and quality professionals help you navigate the multitude of regulatory, industry and customer requirements necessary to achieve and maintain your certifications.

With SCS Consulting, you are in good hands.

Why Choose SCS as Your Food Safety Partner

SCS Consulting offers services tailored to fit your needs. The SCS consulting team has over 30 years of extensive food safety and quality knowledge, application, and expertise working with all sectors of the food industry from primary producers to food retailers. Our consultants are true industry experts and work closely with you to deliver results at a superior level. We offer a range of services to assist you in meeting customer and regulatory requirements and much more.

Meet the Expert and Leader in Food Safety and Quality

  • Heena Patel

    Director, Food Safety Consulting and Technical Services
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    Phone: 510-821-9818

    Heena Patel is Technical Director, Sr. Consultant of SCS Consulting, the company’s independent business consulting branch focused on providing food safety, quality, and regulatory consulting services and technical support in the food industry to continuously improve site’s programs and performance. She has over 20 years of experience in the food industry and is SCS’s Consulting Services' most prolific consultant. She executes and delivers results at a higher level and provides solutions to meet individual client needs. Over the years, Ms. Patel’s meticulous attention to detail and leadership has consistently helped SCS gain a reputation in the industry as a leader in the provision of top-quality food safety services, giving clients added assurance every step of the way. In 2015, the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI) had named Heena Patel, the “SQFI Auditor of the Year.” Ms. Patel received the accolade for her ‘outstanding commitment, support, and performance’ in endorsing and improving the SQFI program and mission around the globe. Heena Patel is a true professional and an expert, as acknowledged by industry professionals. She has BSc in Biochemistry, Cell biology, and Food Microbiology from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

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"SCS Food Safety Consulting did a wonderful job helping us create all the procedures and explaining how to put these procedures into practice. The team helped us create all the forms we needed to maintain our records to comply with the regulations. They put in all the effort and more to complete this project successfully."

Angie Cerrato | PA Growers

"SCS Food Safety Consulting helped us build a food safety program that we are happy, comfortable, and confident with. Heena was great to work with and a very great instructor. We liked the way she taught us and shared her knowledge. We look forward to working with the team in the future."

Heather Le | AVI Entrust Corp.

"When you need a food safety plan done right, you need to call SCS Consulting Services. We contacted SCS Consulting Services with an aggressive timeline to help us establish a food safety plan and prepare for a GMP audit within 2 months. Heena's professionalism shone through at each step, and she was always optimistic and supportive. We felt that we were on solid ground with Heena in our corner, especially given how detail-oriented she was with the content of each document she drafted. Heena prepared us extremely well for our audit, and when the big day came, we had no problems passing the audit. The best thing we did for our GMP audit was to call Heena first."

Joey Tran | General Counsel & Co-Founder, Francium Chocolate, Inc.

"Heena was very helpful in creating, updating, and reviewing our quality program. She dedicated a lot of time to us, and all our hard work was validated by achieving an excellent audit score. We feel prepared to maintain our quality systems for the next audit. It was a pleasure working with the SCS Food Safety Consulting Team."

Shepard Vail | QA Manager, Louisville Vegan Jerky

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