About Us

Food Safe Limited is a New Zealand owned and operated company. 

Food Safe’s scope extends from farm to fork across all food sectors, including, Dairy, Seafood, Meat, Produce, Hospitality, Supermarket Retail, and Processing, with Food Safety Training, Internal Auditing, Project Management, Robotics, Digital Solutions, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for Food Companies.



Some of our many projects include solutions for companies in New Zealand, across the Tasman and globally such as, AFFCO, Amcor, Bon Accord, DSM Nutritionals, GWF, Jamestrong, Jack Links NZ, Mataura Valley Milk, LeaderBrand, Yashili, Nestle, Tip Top, Miraka and Westland Milk Products.


Food Safe food safety training clients


REGULATORY: Expertise, Authoritativeness & Trustworthiness


Food Safe Limited has been assessed and accredited by the New Zealand Government.

This accreditation is IN ADDITION to our New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) Private Training Establishment (PTE) Category 1 Accreditation and an added, independent, governmental level quality assurance assessment that bench-marks Food Safe against six relevant regulatory standards that we successfully meet:

  • Client-centred services ✔
  • Governance and management structure and systems ✔
  • Health and safety ✔
  • Staffing ✔
  • Resolution of complaints related to service provision ✔
  • Financial management and systems ✔

It allows for Food Safe to work with the public as well as directly with the New Zealand Government and its subsidiaries, providing advice, employment and training services and also further reassures, other governments, our clients, companies, and people we work with year-on-year about the quality and governance standards of our organization.

If you are looking for quality expertise, Food Safe can assist your organization with training as well!


 New Zealand Government Accreditation


Food Safe is also a Category 1 Private Training Establishment (PTE) that has been granted registration by the New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) under Part 18 of the Education Act 1989.

External Evaluation and Review (EER) status of Food Safe, including statements of confidence: Category 1 training provider - NZQA is Highly Confident in our Education Performance and Highly Confident in our Capability in Self-Assessment 


 NZQA EER Evaluation


Technical Competency of our Director at a Board and C-Suite level:

The company is managed Food Safe's Managing Director and Lead-trainer who holds a Certificate in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors (IOD), New Zealand with years of experience as a company director where he has assisted companies with Food Safety Compliance, Risk Audit and closing of gaps identified with smart purpose-built competency training. 

Food Safety subject matter and Technical Competency Record can be viewed here


Our Director's other roles include:

Adjunct Research Fellow: Auckland University of Technology - assisting Dr Brent Seale with the development and launch of New Zealand's first specialized BSc Food Safety Degree.

Member: Business Standards Review Panel at NZQA.

Board Level Advisor: Food Safety Compliance & Risk Audit, Institute of Directors (IOD) Trained.

Keynote speaker: Food Safety Conferences in 2018, 2019 & 2020




We have Formal Memorandums of Collaboration with:



NETWORK: Expertise & Authoritativeness


Industry and Academic Experts We Connect Towards Our Best Practice Initiatives Include:


Parul Sheopuri - General Manager, Training Operations at Food Safe. Parul works with Food Safe towards Best Practice Training Operations Management and Food Safe's Governance Systems.

Neil Oschlag-Michael - Data Scientist at Food Safe. Neil brings his vast transformation management experience from IBM and data science expertise where he works at the Nationalt Genom Center to Food Safe's world-leading Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Digital services we offer companies. 

Clinton Rule - Quality Assurance Compliance Manager / Supply Chain Manager: Landcorp - Pamu. Clinton brings his knowledge of both Operations and Food Safety including as an Auditor with MPI to Food Safe so we have a good and current understanding of industry needs that we design back into both our planning and training approach.

Huhana Mete Director of Tumanako Global Leadership our Tangata Whenua Guide and Mentor. Huhana brings her passion for the Literacy, Numeracy and Principles of Whanau Māori, working with Keith our Director who she personally trained on Pehiaweri Marae, so we can constantly improve and best support all our Māori and Pasifika learners.

Peter Storey - Teaching and Learning Manager at Tai Poutini Polytechnic works with Food Safe towards Academic Best practice. Peter brings his many years of management experience including as a previous Risk Evaluator at NZQA to assist Food Safe put Learner Needs, Continuous Improvement and Self-Assessment at the core of what we do.

Dr. Nazimah Hamid - Professor at Auckland University of Technology who collaborates with us from AUT University allowing for companies to tap into AUT's Food Microbiology and Biotechnology Research expertise.

Maria Angeles Gomez - Food Safety Consultant Director of Grupo Audiconsa - Spain - Works with Food Safe towards global best practice including in the US, EU, UK & South America regulatory environments. 

Dr. Brent Seale - Professor at Auckland University of Technology who collaborates with us from AUT University allowing for companies to draw on AUT's Masters and PhD student cohorts as well as Food Microbiology Researcher expertise from both New Zealand as well as China where AUT offers programmes.


Here's how we work with companies:



SOCIAL: Trustworthiness

Food Safe is the Most 5☆ Rated Food Safety Training company in New Zealand.

We are proud about our over 350+ 5☆ reviews, earned year-on-year across our social media platforms

Read what our trainees have to say about our training by clicking on this link at Google Business and this link on Facebook

You could also view our brand profiles and global following on:

  • Facebook
  • Instagram 
  • Linkedin
  • Google
  • Youtube

    SUSTAINABILITY: Expertise, Authoritativeness & Trustworthiness

    For Food Safe, being sustainable and going beyond commerce is a continuous improvement journey where we earn our social license to operate and grow!

    We have taken our first steps and focused on the following specific elements for the road ahead:

    • We aim for increasing value: Helping people and companies towards their unique goals, financial, non-financial, solutions innovation, building intellectual property through capturable research and development aimed at providing our stakeholders increasing value.
    • We aim to operate thoughtfully and engage meaningfully with our ecosystem: putting people at the core, manage how we use resources, minimize waste and connect meaningfully with our wider community including Māori, the Tangata Whenua or indigenous people of New Zealand.
    • We minimize our impact: environmental, social, cultural, and on the ecosystem, we belong to.
    • We are transparent and accountable: to stakeholders and the ecosystem, we belong to.


    This video below provides a brief snapshot of how we engage with our community and how you can too.



    The slides below explain our journey in more detail: