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Meet the experts

Discover a distinguished panel of industry-specific consultants, ready to provide complimentary one-on-one advice tailored to your needs. They specialize in a wide range of areas, from enhancing product formulations and extending product lifespan to optimizing factory layouts for increased productivity and ensuring full compliance with labeling regulations.

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Unleash Your Product's Potential with Tailored Advice  

Introducing "Meet the Experts," your gateway to a panel of respected industry-specific consultants eager to offer complimentary, personalised guidance. These experts specialise in a diverse range of skills, from refining product formulations and extending shelf life to optimising factory layouts for enhanced productivity and ensuring seamless compliance with labelling regulations. 


Sarah Walter - BFGS Ltd 

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Sarah has developed countless delicious products and knows how to expertly balance taste, functionality and commercial goals. She also has a background in ingredients, meaning she understands the technical pros and cons for commonly and less commonly used food ingredients.

Area of expertise: Food and Beverage Product Development / Flavours / Functional Ingredients and Claims. 

John Evans - BFGS Ltd

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John bridges the gap between the technical and commercial components of product development, bringing an important lens on how to bring a product to life but also make sure it can be profitable and sustainable long term.

Area of expertise: Food and Beverage Product Development / Food Manufacturing Operations / Commercial.


David Bayliss - Foodtech Applications 


With decades of experience, David helps turn retail product visions into reality. He offers invaluable support where knowledge gaps exist or technical assistance is needed. 
Area of Expertise: Food product development, labelling of foods and supplemented foods, nutrition and health claims, regulatory compliance, food safety. 

Wolfgang Hiepe - Food Safety Aotearoa 

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Drawing from extensive experience, including a tenure with MPI, Wolfgang brings unparalleled insights into food and animal product regulatory landscapes, both locally and internationally. 

Area of Expertise: Food Safety, Food Act and Animal Products Act compliance. 

Geoff Webster - Webster Food Consulting 

Geoff's multifaceted background, spanning Unilever, Goodman Fielder, and Hansells Foods, translates to exceptional proficiency in diverse aspects of food and beverage 
Area of Expertise: Food and beverage product and process development, nutrition information, allergens, labelling requirements, shelf life testing, specialised knowledge of oil and fat-containing products. 

Wilhelm Zabern - Zamati Technology 

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Wilhelm has spent over four decades in the meat processing industry. His expertise covers recipe enhancement, technology understanding, and troubleshooting for meat processors worldwide. 
Area of Expertise: Meat Technology – Innovation & Processing Technology of further meat processing (Smallgoods / Artisan meats / Sous Vide Cooking / Meat Fermentation). 

Sam Borgfeldt - BFGS 


Sam's global exposure and passion for sharing technical know-how offer a gateway to unlocking value for businesses with innovative ideas and ambitious goals. 
Area of Expertise: R&D roles in food product development, process engineering, project management, and packaging. 

Elevate your project with these accomplished consultants eager to transform your concepts into realities. Meet the Experts – Your Pathway to Success.