Dr. Ajay Shah - FAIFST

AAS Food Technology Pty Ltd

+61 401 253 446


26 Glenview Rd, Doncaster East VIC 3109




AAS Food Technology Pty Ltd was established in 2000. Dr Ajay Shah (Principal Consultant) from AAS Food Technology has undertaken consultancy projects for a large number of organisations within Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Dr Shah is a qualified food scientist and food technologist from the UK and specialises in the following areas:

  • Formulations and New Product Development
  • Process Development and Improvements
  • Quality Assurance
  • Food Safety and Auditing
  • Food Preservation and Packaging Development
  • Shelf Life Evaluation
  • Food Ingredient Labelling & Nutritional Panel Compliance
  • Technical Support & Regulatory Advice
  • Food Analytical Advice
  • Implementation and Management of HACCP Based Quality Systems
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Organic Certification Support
  • Staff Training and Workplace Assessments
  • Extrusion Technology.

Dr Shah has lectured in the field of Food Science and Technology to university students in Australia, UK and New Zealand. In addition, he has reviewed Food Science and Technology books for the Australian Institute of Food Science & Technology as well as the Institute of Food Science &Technology (UK). Dr Shah has shared his expertise by presenting technical seminars at International conferences.



Alfredo Calle - MAIFST

+61 419 857 635

58/352 Canterbury Rd, St.Kilda VIC 3182



More than 20 years experience as a technical professional in the food & beverage industry with demonstrated history in developing new scalable products and processes with substantial commercial success.

Alfredo offers a range of services to the food industry, such as:

  • Product Development and manufacturing process design for:
    • Non alcoholic beverages, including fruit juices and dairy drinks
    • Fermented dairy products like yoghurt and sour cream
    • Jams and condiment sauces and prepared frozen meals
  • Sensory testing design and product assessment to understand consumer drivers of liking
  • Product/process reformulation to optimise cost and/or improve quality 
  • Food labelling compliance.



Andreas Klieber - MAIFST

Quality Associates

+61 438 356 394


Suite 406, 737 Burwood Rd, Hawthorne East VIC 3123




Quality Associates are your expert food safety and quality partners, with the principal consultants having 50+ years’ experience in agri-food and FMCG companies as well as grocery retailers domestically and internationally.

Our team ranges from food technologists, microbiologist, nutritionist and consumer scientists, accredited auditors, quality inspectors, specification and labelling experts, quality professionals and trainers.

We offer you a one-stop shop with our services including food safety consulting and quality systems management, regulatory and label compliance, specifications management, product testing, recall management, gap audits, quality inspections and training (RTO 41341).

Call us about our consulting and outsourcing options. We’d love to hear from you.



Emma White - MAIFST

Food Specialists 

+61 416 113 512


65 Vanbrook St, Forest Hill VIC 3131



A skilled food technologist delivering cutting edge and expansive product
ranges, providing companies with innovative competitive advantage.

Core Areas of Expertise:

  • Product Development → formulation design, sensory evaluation, project evaluation, factory trials
  • Regulatory Compliance → labeling, packaging and sourcing raw materials
  • Cost Reduction and Analysis → market analysis, product review, cost reduction analysis
  • Recipe Development → designing recipes for single origin ingredient, new and existing products

Product Development Expertise (From Concept to Commercialisation): 

  • Private Label Products (Coles, Woolworths, Aldi)
  •  Health Food Products
  • Complimentary TGA listed Products (Topical and Oral)
  • Fresh, Frozen and Shelf Stable Products

Over 14 years in the food and complimentary medicine sectors, with a deep understanding of the technical and commercial aspects of product development, ensuring compliance, cost reductions and efficiency gains for our clients and stakeholders.



Irma de Bree - MAIFST

Solutions in Food Pty Ltd

+61 3 9787 4270


PO Box 658, Mount Eliza VIC 3930




…….Ideation to Commercialisation

Solutions in Food is a company that specialises in product development and enables commercialisation of new concepts.  Established in 2005, the company has successfully facilitated hundreds of product launches including “The Beverage of the Year” in the 2018 Food & Beverage Industry Awards.

The Principal consultant (Irma de Bree) has over 30 years of experience in FMCG, Dairy and Grocery, Confectionary and Beverages. Other team members have expertise in complementary sectors such as flavour and seasonings development, jam and sauce manufacturing. The unique combination of product development, food science and management experience has equipped Solutions in Food with strong broad-ranging skills and network.

Core Services offered include:

  • Product Development & Bench Scale Concepts
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Sourcing Commercial Ingredients
  • Product Costs
  • Scale up factory trials
  • Label data and Compliance
  • Technical Support and Advice
  • Cost reduction
  • Troubleshooting

Product Categories include

  • Retailer Private Label ( Coles, WW, Aldi, Independents)
  • Beverages ( Still, Carbonated, Juice, Plant Milks, Sugar Free)
  • Salad dressings ( One or two-phase, healthier )
  • Mayonnaise ( Premium, foodservice, free from)
  • Sauces ( Traditional, Sugar Free, Allergen Free, Industrial and Foodservice)
  • Cake & Cookie Mixes ( Traditional, allergy free, reduced sugar, retail and foodservice)
  • Snack foods ( Muesli bars, health mixes, seasonings for extruded snacks and chips)
  • Sports foods (Protein shakes, Workout blend, Vegan and Dairy-Based)
  • Shelf-Stable and Perishable Goods

Free no-obligation initial consultation



Juraj Durco 


(03) 9872 3287


P.O. Box 343, Vermont VIC 3133




Food Professional Advisers for Food and Agribusiness Industry Partners FAPIC develops and optimises product offerings from clients to identify and confirm products and services meet consumer needs. The 8P approach is a process that examines all the criteria needed for a successful product launch. It examines the channel, the product, people and process to make sure the end to end procedures will be delivered.

  • Helping Food Industry Partners to become more profitable, innovative, productive and competitive
  • Provides expertise to save time and money in non-productive activities
  • Manages the whole project
  • Provides expertise outside of company politics & friendships
  • Uses and promotes World Best Practices
  • Building the capability to ensure successful completion
  • Have skilled resources with Specialties
  • Food Application, Food Productivity, Food Innovation, Food Commercialisation, Food Safety and Quality, Food Process, Food Manufacturing
  • Food Production, Product Development, Portfolio Optimisation, Cost Reduction, 8P Model - Framework for commercialisation
  • Product Development and Quality Management Software.



Patrick Watson

Tarn Food Consulting

+61 434 672 929


53/69 Palmer St, Richmond VIC 3121




  • Food Safety Management Systems
  • Safe Quality Food (SQF)
  • British Retail Consortium (BRC)
  • GMP
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Packaging
  • Waste Management
  • Food & Beverage
  • Food Technology
  • Innovative Product Development
  • Recipe and Process Re-engineering
  • Food Processing
  • Process Innovation
  • Quality Assurance
  • Business Partnering
  • Food Industry Networks
  • Strategic Planning
  • Global Intelligence
  • Cross Team Facilitation
  • Team Building
  • Outsourced management functions.




Simon Brooke-Taylor - Bsc (Hons) PhD MBrew MAIFST

Brooke-Taylor & Co Pty Ltd.

+61 411 156 773 


216 Whorouly-Bobinawarrah Rd, Milawa VIC 3678




With over 35 years’ experience in the Food & Beverage Industry and Government, providing the expertise you need when you need it, in:

  • Food regulatory policy and Risk Analysis
  • Complying with the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code and other relevant regulations
  • Preparing and submitting applications to amend the ANZ Food Standards Code
  • Food ingredient safety & toxicology
  • Novel foods, food additives & processing aids
  • Food allergen risk assessment and labelling
  • Food labelling and claims
  • Standard 1.2.7 health claim compliance & substantiation
  • Advice on new product development and labelling
  • Compliance review of composition and labelling of imported food
  • Requirements for imported foods, including import permit application
  • International Food Standards and Codex.



Stephen Gulliford

Smart Foods Consulting Pty Ltd.

+61 357 282 363 / +61 432 960 168


31 Last St, Beechworth VIC 3747



Smart Foods Consulting Pty Ltd was established in 2008. Stephen Gulliford has a PhD in Organic Chemistry (Leeds University, UK) and 35 years experience in the food industry, in both product development and research with multi-national companies. Dr Gulliford has proven technical, project management and innovation skills and can assist in the following areas:

  • Product development
  • Reverse engineering of recipes and process
  • Product and process improvement
  • Troubleshooting
  • Cost optimisation
  • Shelf life and microbiological stability
  • Nutritional improvement
  • Ingredient & nutrition labelling and regulatory compliance

Product development includes:

  • Snack foods such as muesli bars, baked bars, fruit bars, microwave popcorn
  • Processed cheese
  • Breakfast cereals
  • Confectionary
  • Cakes
  • Materials
  • Beverages

Either Hamilton Grant or FoodWorks software can be used for calculating product nutrition and costings. Benchtop equipment such as ultrasonication is available for development work.



Tom Debney - FAIFST


+61 417 568 423


P.O. Box 343, Vermont VIC 3133




FAPIC develops and optimises product offerings from clients to identify and confirm products and services meet consumer needs. We use the 8P approach to examine all the criteria needed in any successful product launch. It examines the channel, the product, people and process to ensure the end to end procedures will be delivered.


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