Our Story…

Food Safety Assist was started by Brian Humphreys in 2000. Our head office is in Hexham, Northumberland but we cover most of the UK through our network of associate consultants.

Our aim is to offer food businesses tailored, practical solutions in all areas of food safety, food hygiene and health and safety. He has worked within major supermarkets, food suppliers and producers.


Brian is a SALSA auditor, mentor and co- writer of the new SALSA standard version 5. He is also highly experienced in BRC Food Safety and BRC Storage and Distribution standards.  We also have 2 highly qualified and experienced associate consultants Hannah and Aditi. Find out more about them on our meet the team page.

Our flexible approach means it is possible to provide onsite or office-based support, assisting from the shop floor right through to the mentoring of directors. We offer a range of contracts depending on the needs and circumstances of each individual client; from pay-as-you-go to tailored project-based packages.

Depending on your geographic location, help with our consulting fees may be available. We can check your eligibility and get our personal Growth Manager from the Manufacturing Growth Programme to go through the funding process with you.

BRCGS Accreditation in just 4 Months

Food Safety Assist helped us achieve BRCGS Accreditation in just 4 months and we continue to grow the systems going forward. My knowledge of Food Safety Systems has grown tremendously and i’m very grateful to have Brian and the team on board with my company and future.

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Alex Povey

Continued Food Safety System Support

We have been working with Brian and the team at Food Safety Assist for several years and on several projects. Their level of service, professionalism, industry knowledge and value for money is second to none. i couldn’t recommend them enough.

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Jamie Simm Director of Brewing

HACCP Support leads to Continued SALSA Accreditation

Aditi assisted us with our  SALSA audit in August/2019, she was extremely helpful in updating our records & procedures and explaining the relevance of the changes that were made, which gave me a better understanding. I would highly recommend her

Nicole Beaumont

An introduction of Food Safety Cultures ensures continued BRCGS Certification

I was delighted with the outcome of the audit last week, a great result. With that in Mind I want to say a very big thank you for all the help and support you’ve given us at Classic over the past year. It was greatly appreciated

Rob Burton MD

Funding with the Manufacturing Growth Programme

Brian and the team were great in helping my business gain a significant grant towards the cost of reviewing and updating our Food Safety Systems to meet the BRCGS Food Standard.

Alex Povey