Food Safety Support

Kate Pusey

Kate Pusey  

Food Safety Consultant

Mobile: 07934536295
Based: Glossop, SK13 1JR.
Business Coverage: Liverpool, Blackburn, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds,
plus Cheshire and north Derbyshire.


My Notes

After spending over 15 years working in the food manufacturing industry and achieving the top quality award from Britvic for our factory in Huddersfield I decided to have a change of life style. Our factory was a new aquisition by Britvic and small compared to their other 6 sites, however we were all incredibly proud to win the overall factory quality award in our first year in the competition in 2006. As Quality Manager for the factory it was a high point for me and a perfect time to move on.

I decided to do some volunteering and so my husband and I trained to teach English abroad and set off to Sri Lanka to the Tsunami affected coast. Here we stayed for 3 months and spent mornings on a building site constructing new homes and the afternoons teaching local children and their mothers English. A truely rewarding trip.

I then decided to come back to my initial passion of food safety and quality and have set up my own consultancy business to offer my services to the industry.

I am getting great satisfaction from helping new and established businesses benefit from my technical expertise to enable them to have confidence in their product and their facility by improving levels of food safety, hygiene and quality and gaining that all important BRC Certification.

Benefits of My Services

Personal Profile

A professional food microbiologist with a wide range of experience working in quality and technical functions within the food manufacturing industry for over 15 years.

Now a self employed food safety consultant for the last 6 years.

Specialising in formulating and implementing food safety and quality management systems with a determination to improving quality standards.

A highly competent auditor with a natural ability for problem solving and creating easily implemented action plans.

My experience from within the food manufacturing industry gives me, as a consultant, valuable insight into the problems and restrictions of the implementation of a manageable quality system. I can offer solutions that I have direct experience of, not just an academic or theoretical knowledge.

Key Technical Skills


1990 BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences. Specialist subject: Microbiology
1993 RIPHH Certificate in Food Hygiene and the Handling of Food
1997 LRQA Internal Quality Auditor
1998 Post Graduate Certificate in Food and Grocery Industry Management
2010 RIPH Level 4 Award in HACCP Management for Food Manufacturing - Distinction
2012 Lead Auditor - Distinction

Further Training

1992 LFRA - Chilled Food Safety
1993 LFRA - Microbiological Risks and the Assurance of Food Safety
1993 LFRA - A practical approach to HACCP
1993 Grand Met - HACCP Trainign Program
1993 Food Dialog - BSDA Train the Trainer - Applied Food Hygiene and Training Skills
1994 LFRA - HACCP Tools and Auditing
1997 M+S - Hygiene course for food Suppliers
2007 TEFL - Teach English as a foriegn language

Employment History

2008-date Food Safety Support - Self Employed Food Safety Consultant.
2000-2007 Britvic Soft Drinks (previously Ben Shaws Soft Drinks). Technical Manager / Qualty Manager.
1991-2000 Princes Soft Drinks (previously Waterford Juices). Quality Manager / Company Microbiologist

Please contact me to arrange a consultantion. I can tailor my services to meet your specific needs.