When Your Reputation Matters Most
With over 20 years of senior technical experience David Green is your consultant of choice. With a wide variety of experience gained from some of the largest food businesses in the UK, we can bring you the skills , experience and credibility you need to cover for an upcoming audit, absence of key personnel or any other technical matter requiring expert support.
Who We Are
David Green Food Consultancy Limited was formed in 2013 to cater for the growing need within the food industry for experienced technical interims capable of pro-actively tackling some of the many challenges that continue to face the sector. Who can forget the impact of the horsemeat scandal, the regularity of product recalls due to incorrect allergens or even the increasing publicity around campylobacter in raw chicken. Dealing with these challenges on top of the day to day pressures and legislative requirements (for example, (FIR) labelling regulations) continues to put food businesses under pressure and increases the need for high calibre support. With an extensive technical leadership background obtained within the most demanding and complex manufacturing environments in the UK, we have the skills, credibility and experience to support you through your most difficult times. There are many occasions when you may need our support. You may have lost a key member of staff suddenly, had a difficult audit or feel unprepared for a peak production period or upcoming visit. If you are not sure whether we can benefit you, then please contact us for a frank, no obligation discussion.
Group Technical Director for Vion NL, Europe's largest supplier of meat products to the food industry with technical responsibility for the UK poultry division, consisting of 9 sites. This role was responsible for the strategic delivery of technical objectives and liaison with government departments on matters affecting the entire industry, such as campylobacter. Following Vion's exit from the UK, the business was purchased by the 2 Sisters Food Group in March 2013 and David remained with the business to help facilitate the integration of the two businesses before leaving in August 2013 to form David Green Food Consultancy Limited.
Head of Technical at Premier Foods with responsibility for Europe's largest chilled ready meals facility in Rogerstone, South Wales. The site was a major and strategically significant supplier into Marks and Spencer and other leading retailers (including Asda) with huge complexity and an extensive product range (Indian, Traditional English, Italian, Vegetable Accompaniments, Snacking, Sauces, American etc).
Technical Manager at Fenland Foods in Grantham - a leading supplier of Italian Ready Meals, Soups and Sauces into the leading retailers (including Marks and Spencer, Asda and a number of food service customers). Following closure of the site, David transferred to the Soups and Sauces facility in
Grimsby where he oversaw the site's first peak winter season and transition of new customers, before being asked by the divisional board to head up the technical function at the flagship Pennine Foods facility in Sheffield - a key supplier of Ethnic ready meals into Marks and Spencer.
Having graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in 1995, David's entry into the food industry was as a Graduate Manager at the Greencore (Food Enterprises) site in Warrington where he spent two years in a variety of Operational (Shift Management) and Technical roles, before being hand-selected to head up the Technical function at a new soups and sauces facility which was being built in Chesterfield. Within a few short years, this site became the UKs leading supplier of Chilled Soups and Sauces, achieving a multitude of industry awards for its commitment to quality and strive for excellence. David then spent two years as Technical Manager for Greencore Prepared Meals in Sheffield with responsibility for 4 manufacturing units - again through a period of great success, which saw the team shortlisted for the "Food Manufacturer Excellence" award and win the Chairman's Food First award for the first time.