ELAINE GRANT, Dipl.T. CFSQA
Quality and Food Safety Specialist
Elaine works with clients on food safety and quality plan development, implementation and overall process and production efficiencies.
She has assisted many primary producers and processors in successfully obtaining and maintaining Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification (i.e. SQF, Canada GAP) as well as assisting others in achieving 3rd party certifications (i.e. Supplier Verification (former FSQS), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Costco requirements, etc. ). As a result, she has worked with a variety of industries such as maple, eggs, dairy (fluid milk and cheese), bakery, fresh fruit and vegetables, nut butters, food ingredient production, tea, pet food, packaging and distribution.
With over 15 years of manufacturing experience (Hershey Canada, Moirs; Scotsburn Dairy) and over 24 years in industry, Elaine has extensive knowledge and skills in all aspects of the production process. Elaine can assist clients in building quality systems, documenting standard operating procedures, analyzing consumer complaints, pest control and quality data, implementing quality assurance programs, allergen control programs, earning Kosher certification, problem-solving and employee training.
Elaine is a graduate of the former Nova Scotia Agricultural College (Biology Technology, class of ‘96), a Certified Food Safety and Quality Auditor (CFSQA) and is trained in HACCP I, II, III, BRC (with merit), SQF, Canada GAP, FSSC 22000, IFS and Internal Auditing, IMSI International Maple Grading, Milk Processing and Dairy Technology, Ice Cream Technology, Train the Trainer, as well as various leadership and communication courses. She has completed a Dalhousie University Executive level course on Adult Education.