About Us

Let Us Introduce Ourselves.

AFSIC was founded on years of research, specialised training and expertise, to ensure food safety from the farm to the table. We provide the methods and tools for food safety & quality management for our clients and ensure that the food meets foreign and domestic regulatory requirements. Based in Australia, we provide services to clients worldwide, with current and active operations in India, Fiji, Vietnam and China.

Meet the team

Atul Dhanvate

Atul is an expert in food safety management systems used in Australia and internationally. He is endorsed as an auditor by Exemplar Global (International auditor certification body) and is a certified auditor performance and competency assessor. He studied Food Technology and Food Microbiology. He has Diplomas in both Auditing and Agriculture & is held in high esteem within the industry. He is a qualified trainer and assessor, and holds a TAE 40110

As an approved third party regulatory auditor with the NSW Food Authority, Atul is approved to conduct audits for the Vulnerable Population (VP Scheme) and has been endorsed to audit a cook chill facility. Other auditable facilities under this scheme include transport and warehousing, seafood processing, plant and product, and food manufacturing. Atul has conducted audits on small, medium and large operations. His specialty is management systems audit and Food Safety Systems audit.

For over 20 years, Atul has worked for major players in the hospitality industry, and now brings this expertise to you.

We specialise in :

  • H.A.C.C.P. Codex- Codex Alimentarius Commission “Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point System (H.A.C.C.P.) and Guidelines for its Application”, Annex II CAC/RCPI – 1969, Rev 4 - 2003.
  • SQF Ver 8 – Food & packaging (including all high risk sectors)
  • BRC Iss. 8 – Food & packaging (including all high risk sectors)
  • FSC 22000: 2005 -Food safety management systems
  • ISO 9001: 2015 - Quality management systems
  • GLOBAL GAP (On Farm)
  • Fresh Care – On farm audits
  • Fresh Care – Environmental
  • Australian Egg Corporation Ltd - Egg farm audits
  • McDonalds (Manufacturing)
  • Woolworths – Supplier excellence; COPs
  • Coles – CSR + CMFSR
  • Aldi
  • Costco – Manufacturing requirements
  • Spotless - Food Safety Standard for Suppliers
  • Regulatory audits including NSWFA, USFDA, EU export amongst others.

Andrew Manny

Our Team Support Officer. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science (Medical Science) from UTS. He is completing his Masters in Health Science (Occupational Health and Safety) and holds a Holds a Cert IV in WHS. Andrew is familiar with various food safety schemes and standards including H.A.C.C.P. & Quality Management Systems for Food Safety.

Majella Doyle

Majella completed her BSc Biotechnology at the National University of Ireland Galway. She has gained an in-depth knowledge of poultry and dairy as she worked for two major companies in Ireland in quality assurance. Majella moved to Sydney in 2018 where she worked for Lion Dairy and Drinks. She joined the AFSIC team in 2019 as a food safety support officer.

Padmaja D.

Paddy has a technical background in pharmaceutical and microbiological analysis. She has a Master of Pharmacy from the University of Sydney University and currently lectures and holds a technical chair to assist graduate and post graduate students. She brings to the company her vast knowledge of the Pharma field, bio-security & academia support.

Angela Halpin

Angela is the primary contact at AFSIC, she assists in coordinating the teams and our clients whilst managing accounts from across the globe. She also provides qualified trainers and assessors to conduct food safety related trainings, in line with the national RTO principles.

James Ma

James holds a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) and a Master of Food Science and Technology from RMIT University. He has experience in various Quality Assurance and technical roles in dairy, meat, bakery and fresh produce areas of the food industry.

With AFSIC, James works as a Quality Support Officer and is responsible for food safety and quality standards, client support, training, consulting and research for various projects.