Patricia Mc Govern is a Food Safety Consultant, working with a wide range of businesses, varying in size from small to medium to multinational companies in both Ireland and the UK.
Product categories include Convenience Ready to Eat Foods (chilled and ambient), Cooked Meats, Ready Meals, Meat processing, Poultry Processing, Fish processing, Soup and Sauce Manufacture, Bakery and Dairy.
Business Categories include Manufacturing Companies, Supermarkets, Restaurants, Hotels, Wholesalers & Distribution Companies.
Areas of Expertise & Experience:
Staff Training : • EHOA Basic Food Hygiene Training Course • HACCP Training • Refresher and Induction Training
Food Safety & Quality Management System Implementation both Start Up Companies and current businesses including HACCP Plans and Standard Operating Procedures
Site support for Regulatory Inspections (HSE, Department of Agriculture, Dublin City Council)
Site support for Customer Inspections, including gap analysis against Customer Manufacturing Standards (Tesco Food Manufacturing Standard, Mc Donalds SQMS etc)
Site support for Third Party Accreditation Audits (BRC Food Safety Standard, BRC Storage & Distribution Standard)
Internal Audits (unannounced where requested) to monitor and audit Food Safety and Food Hygiene within the Factory Environment and Quality Management Systems. Documented Audit Report.
Review and Interpretation of New and Existing Pertinent Legislation to Food Companies
Supplier Auditing Programme including: • Supplier Risk Assessment • Audit frequency and Scope • Audit Format / Standard • Follow up and Review of close out actions. • Audits completed in Ireland, UK and Europe