In a rapidly changing industry, small to mid-sized companies are often struggling to understand and keep up with all the new requirements in ways that are cost-efficient and manageable. To do so successfully requires expert help from someone that understands the standard and how to get there, but also understands your company and can help you comply with the requirements in a way that works for you.
That’s where Strait Consulting Services, Inc. comes in. We are a full service consulting and training group serving food manufacturers and distributors in all sectors of the food industry. We have 100 clients (and growing) in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions and throughout the country. We work mainly with small to mid-size companies, both those who have well-developed programs and food safety professionals on staff along with those who have no knowledge and experience with food safety standards and are beginning the process for the first time. In all cases, we have successfully helped many clients to achieve and maintain:
- GFSI certifications (SQF, BRC, FSSC 22000)
- 3rd Party GMP certifications (Silliker, Randolph, SAI, NSF, AIB, etc.)
- Other food certifications (USDA Organic, Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Kosher)
- Regulatory compliance (USDA/FSIS, FDA/FSMA, State & Local, OSHA)
In addition to attaining certification and passing audits with good scores, we believe that the programs we put in place help our clients become better companies, through
- better organization and increased efficiency,
- solid management systems,
- a better trained workforce,
- improved teamwork and morale, and
- effective internal monitoring and review systems.
We always say, “It’s not about just passing the audit, it’s about having a good system,” and we seek to make this true every time. For this reason the systems we put in place are not generic boiler plates, but are user-friendly and tailor-made to the needs of your company, your operations, and your employees.
At Strait Consulting Services, Inc., we focus on providing clear, organized, and practical guidance to help you through the process of attaining certification in the simplest and most cost-effective manner possible. We understand the realities of small plants and strive to make a system that works for you while complying with the standards. Our clients will attest to the excellence of our services and more importantly, to the excellent results as measured by their successful certification audits and improved management systems.