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Andrew Scholz

Food Processing Specialists Pty Ltd

+61 427 831 321

9 Kingtore Avenue, Prospect, SA 5082

Andrew has over 35 years of knowledge in the Food Industry and having worked as a consultant for over 18 years in a broad range of sites – nationally and internationally. Food Processing Specialists was established in 2009 where Andrew assists clients and provides quality solutions using the following skills: 

    • A proven track record of high concern for quality – doing things right.
    • A high level of analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
    • An established record of delivering results to a broad client base
    • Highly regarded as a third-party auditor and advisor to sign-off on new installations and commissioning projects.
    • Process Authority for DAFF, NZ MPI, and US FDA
    • An exceptional ability to assess and manage priorities to ensure timely delivery of outcomes

Our team at Food Processing Specialists specialise in: 

    • Product development from concept to commercialisation
    • Factory design and layout Production,
    • Factory trials- specialises in meat, seafood, vegetables, ready meals, baby food
    • QA and Food Safety Systems
    • Thermal Processing Validation, retorting and process control
    • Training including Retort Supervisors and Process Control School 
    • Packaging advise and supply 
    • Short run and high-end contract manufacturing
    • Contract manufacturing including ready meals tray line, pouch line + thermo form line achieving extended shelf life chilled
    • Shelf life evaluation

Neil Scrimgeour

Australian Wine Research Institute

(08) 8313 0892

AWRI Commercial Services offers a wide range of services to food and beverage producers and suppliers on a fee-for-service basis. This includes:

    • Multi-purpose analytical laboratory
    • State-of-the-art trace analysis laboratory
    • Technical consulting and project management
    • Sensory evaluation services

Our NATA-accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratories provide a wide range of advanced analyses, as well as exportation certificate testing, fault and taint diagnosis, allergen testing and microbiological analysis.

Our trace analysis laboratory provides high value, high utility analytical services measuring compounds present at extremely low (below sensory threshold) concentrations, including agrochemical testing, identification and quantification of agricultural toxins and analysis of aroma, flavour and taint compounds.

We also have a team of experienced process engineers, microbiologists and chemists skilled at developing customised solutions for a range of technical challenges. The consulting services include Lean and continuous improvement auditing,  proof of performance trials, packaging evaluation and auditing and environmental footprint assessments.

Our sensory services are delivered through a panel of highly trained expert tasters, using state-of-the-art facilities. We offer detailed quantitative descriptive analysis, as well as difference testing and consumer preference assessments.

Nicole Inwood

Pinnacle Management Systems


Po Box 9, Kangarilla SA 5157

We help businesses develop compliant processes to make them safe, productive, and profitable.

Pinnacle Management Systems provides consultation services to assist your business with developing,implementing and improving WHS, quality, food safety or environmental management systems.

Our experienced consultants can help you to:

    • Document and Implement a Food Safety, Quality, Environment and Work, Health and Safety (WHS or OHS) Management System
    • Training: we offer training in a range of management systems, standards, food hygiene, internal auditing, and more,please see our website for the full range of courses available
    • Audits: gap analysis or readiness check before certification, supplier audits or internal audits
    • Document Templates: We have a range of policies, procedures, JSA’s, SWMS and templates ready to integrate into your business operations
    • Tender Response Documentation: we can assist you with preparing tenders and help you win more contracts

We have extensive experience in the following Standards

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 4801, OHAS 18001,Codex HACCP, ISO 22000, ISO22002 and ISO22004, BRC, SQF, FSSC, HARPs, Freshcare, WQA, Woolworths Supplier Excellence Program, Aldi, Costco, ABWI and Tesco

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