Practical Solutions International

About PSI

Practical Solutions International offers practical help in Ethical, Sustainability and Safety.

Practical Solutions International is a dynamic consultancy. We can provide a unique mix of technical and new product development skills through flexible work solutions.

Our goal is to excel in all we do.

Mary (based in the UK)

Professional Experience

Mary has more than 25 years’ experience in food retail and manufacturing industry, including 10 years as an independent technical consultant and 15 years at Sainsbury’s Supermarkets managing and developing technical teams covering food safety, supplier approval and new product development. Mary is an experienced Interim Technical Manager and has operated at technical director level within private label and branded grocery businesses. She has worked with most UK retailers and is aware of their standards.

Sector Specific Expertise

Ambient Grocery (Pasta, Rice, Cereals, Nuts, Crisps & Snacks); Chilled (Ready Meals, Fish, Poultry- Fresh & Processed); Delicatessen (Cooked meat, Sandwiches, Sushi, Prepared Salads , caviar ); In Store Hot Food.

Key Skills

Production and Technical Management. Supplier Approval; Retail Audit; Specification management; Food Safety Approval; Food Safety Training; Project Management.


Lead Assessor /BS5750, RSPH Level 4 (Advanced) Food Safety in Manufacturing, CIEH approved trainer; HACCP Intermediate ; BSc Hons Food Science; Microbiology courses; IOSH Risk Management training; retailer Specification Management courses.

Product Expertise

  • Fresh & Prepared Produce
  • Flowers and Pot Plants
  • Chocolate & Confectionery
  • Soft Drinks
  • Tea, Coffee and Hot Chocolate
  • Snacks and Crisps
  • Canned and dry grocery
  • Chilled Ready Meals
  • Dairy Products