Senior Advisor, Food Safety

Rich Simmons, BSc Agr. (Honors), Senior Advisor, Food Safety with The Acheson Group (TAG), has 36 years of experience in the food industry specializing in GFSI food safety management system standards having completed over 200 SQF audits and 100 BRC audits in his career.


Mr. Simmons had held positions of Certification Manager and Technical Operations Manager at NSF International, responsible for the certification body management of FSSC, IFS, BRC and SQF standards and Technical Review processes of all GFSI standards.


He is an Approved Training provider (ATP) for the BRC food standard and qualified lead auditor for SQF, BRC, FSSC and IFS Logistics