About Us

The offices are based in Greatford, Stamford,  South Lincolnshire. We offer a flexible approach for any size of business either working on or off site or using a mixture of both. We can tailor the work for your business giving a personal service and continuing advice once the work has finished.

Karen Czarnota – Managing Director

Karen has over 20 years experience with blue chip companies such as Weetabix, Tulip International, Nestle and Danisco. Experience was initially in production management, product development through to quality management.  This multi-disciplined experience has proved useful in appreciating different business functions. The consultancy business was set up in 2002 mainly focusing on the development, auditing and implementation of the ISO9001 systems along with associated software training. This evolved into consulting on the BRC Standard for Food Safety and in 2010 the business became Food Quality Consulting Ltd.

Karen attended Leeds University gaining a BSc Hons degree in Food Science and Micriobiology, going on later to gain a Masters degree in Food Law from De Montefort University. She is also BRC third party auditor trained, an approved BRC training provider, and has recently refreshed HACCP training doing the advanced HACCP at Campden BRI and level 4 hygiene at Lincoln University.

Catherine Cook – Consultant

Joining the team in 2017, Catherine has over 10 years experience in the food industry and has worked with agent and brokers, catering, foodservice, wholesale and manufacturing sectors. Experience working alongside these sectors incorporated; supplier approval procedures including auditing and completion of supplier audit questionnaires, quality attribute sheets, specifications including customer format and management of online systems. In addition, Catherine has experience in food labelling, assistance with day-to-day customer queries and liaising with local enforcement officers.

Catherine attended the University of Lincoln gaining BSc Hons degree in Food Science and Manufacturing. She is an approved tutor for Highfield Qualifications and able to teach level two and three HACCP and food hygiene. In addition, she is BRC third party auditor trained and an approved BRC training provider.







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