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Aluzar Systems Consultants (ASC) is a specialist food safety and public health consultancy firm headquartered in Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), South Africa. With many years of hands-on experience in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries, we identified a significant need amongst small and medium sized-businesses for cost-effective, convenient and professional consulting services.
Our key focus is to provide exceptional quality and cost-effective services. We offer specialised, individually tailored food safety consulting services to organisations looking to improve food safety measures, maintain regulatory compliance, and protect their brand identity.
We provide guidance and generate practical solutions regarding food safety, labelling, quality assurance, regulatory compliance, and food litigation defence.
Our reputation for providing professional and practical workforce development and training has seen us grow to become one of the largest and most respected food safety and public health consulting firms in South Africa. Our uncompromising commitment to full service and support means that we are the first choice, and often the only option, for companies that want to create a safe and productive workforce.
We boast a multidisciplinary team of consultants, trainers, and auditors with unmatched technical skills in the industry. We work with small, medium, and large businesses in ensuring they achieve their objectives.
ASC has experience consulting for national and international companies in food safety and public health. Our services and experience range from starting a small food truck business, primary farming, secondary processing, exports and big retail chains to international companies.
We aim to form long-lasting partnerships with our clients!
Your partner in Food Safety and Public Health Solutions
Our mission & vision
Our mission is to provide professional, efficient, cost-effective food safety and public health consulting services to the food, beverage, health and related industries.
Our services are innovative, people-centred and outcomes-based. We want to ensure our clients get the best value for money for any projects they assign to us.
Our vision is to become the admired, trusted and widely recognised food safety and public health consulting service provider throughout Southern Africa.
What makes us unique
- Exceptionally trained consultants who specialise in Animal Science, Horticultural Science, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Public Health, Food Science, and Primary and Secondary Agriculture.
- Our team understands the challenges of the food industry.
- We develop programs that integrate seamlessly into our clients’ organisations.
- We always ensure we stay abreast of trends in the food safety industry.
- We make an effort to understand our clients’ businesses to ensure value-adding services.
- Our team is diverse, diligent and self-reliant.
- Our team consists of English, Afrikaans, SiSwati, Zulu, Xhosa, Setswana, Sepedi, IsiNdebele, and Tsonga speakers.
ASC Consultants undertook a food safety consultancy assignment at our pineapple processing facility and assisted us in achieving an A Grade in our BRCGS Audit for two consecutive years. They carried out a full review of the current systems and standards, providing recommendations, support and training to significantly improve our food safety management. Their dedication to go the extra mile for us at any given time is commendable, always making us feel that our requests are priority. ASC Consultants is clearly a competent consultancy firm with a high level of knowledge and experience. They delivered a practical solution, resulting in a very satisfied client.
MARIANNA VAN NIEKERK
In my previous position as Laboratory Supervisor for Chicory SA (Pty) Ltd (01 January 2017 – 31 January 2020), I worked extensively with ASC Consultants in ensuring that our company was compliant with the various FMCG regulations including FSCC 22000. During the same period, I also received expert training from ASC Consultants and became competent in Compile HACCP Study (NQF Level 4), Internal and Supplier Auditing Practices (NQF Level 4), BRCGS Issue 8 Transition and FSSC 22000. To only mention a few. In my opinion, ASC Consultants are among the best Food Safety Consultants in the province and country at large. They are dedicated, patient and are always prepared to go the extra mile to ensure that their customers are satisfied. Their strong work ethic is second to none. Based on my professional experience with ASC Consultants, I can unreservedly recommend them to anyone looking for world-class professional Food Safety and Quality services.
ASC Consultants has been consulting for Laborie Foods for a number of years and has assisted with the implementation of a world class Food Safety Management System. I highly recommend ASC Consultants to any company in the food and beverage industries.
I did my ISO 22000: 2018 course with ASC Consultancy during one of the toughest times that the world is currently facing (Covid19) and yet not even a single moment did I feel unsafe. The environment was safe and conducive for learning, the course information was well outlined and easy to understand. Mr. Nkosi has excellent knowledge and has with great patience carried over said knowledge to his students. I felt at ease in class and questions were encouraged throughout the course. Assessments were fair and work place assessments gave you the chance to implement the information gained. Our company also made use of ASC Consultants for our internal audits, the auditors were qualified and didn’t hesitate to give a clear reflection of where our weaknesses and strengths lay. They also worked with me to close out findings and thoroughly prepare for annual audits. Advise was always just a phone call away even in panicking moments and sometimes early mornings. The administrative staff are patient and well organized. They endured tedious emails and loads of questions without losing their patience. I have since moved on from doing food safety but all the knowledge gained has placed me in a very advantageous position. I would gladly recommend ASC Consultants to anyone who needs to be a cut above the rest when it comes to food safety. Whether its training, auditing or just consulting!! To MT and the team, I wish you nothing but continuous success and may you have a Blessed Christmas and a most prosperous 2021!!!
ASC Consultants undertook a food safety consultancy assignment at Chicory SA and assisted with high quality training interventions and the implementation of the Food Safety Management System based on ISO 22000:2018. In 2020, we achieved our first food safety certification (ISO 22000 certification)
with ZERO findings, and again in 2021. We hope that in 2022, we will achieve our FSSC 22000
certification. ASC Consultants is clearly a competent consultancy firm and their high-quality training courses are informative, relevant, and comprehensive. The training facilitators are professional, knowledgeable, helpful, and experienced. We have no hesitation in wholeheartedly recommending that you engage with ASC Consultants and be ready for a fulfilling, expeditious, and successful journey.
QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER
We wish to take this opportunity to show our gratitude on the ongoing service of excellence we receive from your company. From the lady that answer the phone with a cheerful professional voice to the auditing. Training, guidance, advice and all services you are rendering to us regarding the implementation, improvement and maintenance of our Food safety management system HACCP. Your professional yet effective and friendly service is of outmost high quality and satisfactory. We can highly recommend you to other companies that are in need of your service with our honest opinion as this is based on the service, we received up to date. As we employ people with learning barriers your training provided was in such an effective way that those who attended clearly have a better understanding of food safety, GMP and HACCP. This I have noticed with the guidance and training you provided they now submit and share with the rest of our team. Our employees are now eager to learn more as they now believe in themselves more in achieving their goals. Since we started to make use of your service it is now clearly that there are an effective and positive improvement in our food safety system. We are looking forward to ongoing and professional service from you.
HEALTH AND SAFETY