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.

Retha (based in South Africa)

Professional Experience

Retha is an Internationally Certified Lead Auditor and has developed & implemented certified Food Safety Management Systems for leading South African Brand Producers. These systems include but are not limited to BRC Global Standards for Food and Packaging, FSSC 22000, IFS and ISO 9001. Retha is a recognised subject matter expert in Product Quality, Food Safety & Risk Assessment methodology specifically in the Packaging & Food Industry.

Sector Specific Expertise

Food: Raw Poultry, Raw fish, cooked meat / fish products, fruits and vegetables, beverages, bakery, dried foods and ingredients, confectionery, cereals and snacks, oils and fats

Packaging: Rigid plastics forming, Flexible plastics forming, print processes

Key Skills

Retha is an Internationally Certified Lead Auditor and an Approved Training Provider (ATP) for the BRCGS where she provides training on the BRC global standards for Packaging. In parallel with the above, Retha developed and delivered both SETA registered and best in class training programmes on product safety and quality, HACCP, GMPs, Root Cause Analysis, Activity Auditing and Process Auditing, obtaining SETA accreditation for her own company in the process and establishing a student / delegate database of over 800 competent practitioners.


Management Development Programme - UNISA Lead Auditor BRC Global Standard - Food & Packaging SAATCA Auditors Examination ISO 9001:2000 Registered Assessor - Food Bev SETA Registered ETDP - Food Bev SETA Approved Training Provider (ATP) for the BRCGS Packaging and Packaging Materials

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