Client Feedback

Dairy Solutionz (NZ) limited

We were under tremendous pressure to move from an RMP to an FCP, we didn’t want to outsource to a consultant to build our quality system for us as its important, you should always do something that is important yourself.   So we were a naïve but willing client.  It is very obvious Maree has a world of experience and can guide you through what is unfortunately very cloudy waters when it comes to advisors in this space, we got very inconsistent and unclear advice from many places before we found QAS. QAS were our Island in a sea of fog.

Derek Fairweather CEO Dairy Solutionz (NZ) Limited


Oceania Healthcare

Maree has exceeded our service expectations of an auditing agency by supporting us throughout the registration process with MPI. The process from start to completion was simplified through working with Maree and her team.  QAS responds quickly and are well organised which allowed us to have our first Food Control Plan evaluated, MPI registration and 39 Verification audits within a 9 month timeframe.  All the QAS auditors have been professional, knowledgeable and respectful to our staff. The audit results have been fair and reasonable with the auditors clearly explaining the reasons behind results. I highly recommend QAS for Evaluation and Verification Audits of Food Control Plans.  

Jessica Bowden - Oceania Healthcare


Wild Country Fine Foods(NZ) Ltd

Maree Haddon has audited our manufacturing facility at Wild Country Fine Foods (NZ) Ltd for a number of years.   Maree is extremely thorough and efficient and has had valuable input into our Food Safety systems which has been extremely useful to us as an organisation in terms of cost effectiveness and realistic implementation. Because of her vast experience in the food industry, we feel she has been a tremendous asset in terms of drawing knowledge in for us and assisting in direction.  Given that I do not have a food technology background, Maree is easy to understand and can translate into "layman's language" information that I may overlook and also update all relevant information to the NZ Food Safety Authority.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Maree Haddon as an auditor and advisor on all matters concerning Food Safety and would be more than happy to verbalise this should anyone wish to contact me.

 Angelique van Camp - WILD COUNTRY FINE FOODS (NZ) LTD

Aunty Vons Foods

We have found Maree’s audit service of our programme excellent and of a very high standard.    Below is a list of the quality service we received:

  • Professional in manner and conduct 

  • Approachable, easy to talk to and not intimidating, friendly

  • Knowledgeable about programme requirements and outcomes

  • Presentation of information.  Informative, instructive, gave clear information, instructions and expectations

  • Followup service.  Kept us informed and up to date; available to provide help.

  • Task focussed

  • Worked well with other professionals and members of her team.

We found Maree’s company and her service way above the quality and standard of that provided by our previous audit company. We have much more confidence in our programme and look forward to Maree’s next audit of our programme.  We highly recommend her and her business QAS. Please feel free to contact us if you feel you wish more information.”

Edda and Stephen McCabe - Directors - Aunty Vons Foods 

Number 8 Retail Group

Number 8 Retail Group has been dealing with QAS for a very long time.  We have found the auditors very reliable and honest to deal with. The team at QAS has been very helpful in providing relevant information and guidance from time to time to ensure business complied fully to the Food Safety Standards"

Deepesh Shah  - Number 8 Retail Group