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.

Kirsty (based in New Zealand)

Professional Experience

Kirsty has 18 years technical food experience working for manufacturers, retailers and as a technical consultant in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Europe. Kirsty has worked for Nestlé and Sainsbury’s for 6 years in technical and product development roles, developing products from concept to launch, factory design and layout, packaging, food safety, new product approvals, supplier approval and product assurance.

Sector Specific Expertise

Meat Industry (farm to fork); Produce (farm to fork); Dairy Industry; Hot Beverages; Wine, Beer and Cider.

Key Skills

Manufacturing design and operation; HACCP; Supplier Approval; Auditing; Factory and Farm Standards; UK Knowledge of Retailer Standards and Requirements, Food Safety and Quality Assurance, BRC compliance.


Bachelor of Technology, Lead Assessor, Ethical Trade, Sainsbury’s Technical Academy, GSCOP, Allergen Management, MENGNZ.

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