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.

Amy (Based in South Africa)

Professional Experience

Amy has over 16 years’ experience working in fresh produce retail and supply. She worked as a Technical Manager in Produce for Tesco in the United Kingdom for over six years, the majority of which was spent as Citrus Fruit Technical Manager. Following her career at Tesco, Amy joined a young, innovative food company, initially managing produce, and developing frozen poultry products. A new supply base was developed, working mainly in Central European countries; gaining technical approval to meet the most stringent of retail standards, including Tesco Food Manufacturing Standard and Welfare standards. New product development of coated poultry products and seasonal party food lines resulted in successfully winning major retail accounts. In 2010, Amy moved to Cape Town, South Africa, where she used her produce expertise to take one of South Africa’s biggest apple and pear producers from a secondary packing site to achieve direct supply to Tesco UK.

Sector Specific Expertise

Fruit; vegetables; salads; prepared salads; frozen poultry products

Key Skills

Food Safety and quality assurance auditing and implementation; HACCP; Ethical trade; specification management; agricultural standards (Global GAP, Tesco Nurture); training and mentoring of quality control teams, Tesco Technical Library.


ISO9000 Lead Auditor BRC Global Standard (Food Issue) HACCP Implementation and management (CCFRA) Managing microbiological hazards (CCFRA) Microbiology of Fresh Produce (CCFRA) Bureau Veritas Social Accountability and Ethical Auditing Sensory Evaluation training Pesticides Certificates of Competence Tesco Nurture Tesco Technical Library Range Management (Tesco Stores Ltd)

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