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Our food safety auditing team brings a wide range of experience and qualifications to the industry.

Our auditing business is centrally co-ordinated from Auckland and includes the following Auditors:


Tracy Allen - Business Unit Manager

Tracy joined Eurofins  as Business Unit Manager for the Auditing division in August 2017. She is based in Auckland. She brings her 20+ years  Operations management experience  in various sectors of the Food industry in South Africa and more recently New Zealand . Over her career to date, she has been involved in Operations Management in the fields of Contract Food Service management , Food Retailing and Franchising and QSR industries.


Jason Cust – Compliance Manager

Jason Cust has joined Eurofins with 10 years of quality management and compliance auditing roles. Prior to joining Eurofins, Jason spent 3.5 years as Group Audit Quality Manager Almarai group of companies in Saudi Arabia. His role including auditing of suppliers while overviewing multiple product category management systems in dairy, bakery, poultry, infant formula and transport and distribution processes. Prior to that Jason spent six years as Senior RMP(dairy)  Evaluator, Verifier and ISO Auditor with AsureQuality. Jason brings food and dairy processing along with ISO and regulatory experience to the team. Jason is available for trouble shooting food and dairy process issues.


Stephen Oliver – RMP Verifier 

Stephen joined the team in December 2015 and is an approved RMP Verifier.  He has spent the last fifteen years in compliance and product safety roles in the meat and dairy industry. He joins us from Fonterra where he was Regional Food Safety & Quality Manager for the Central North Island sites. 


Rafael Uchida – Auditor Engineer

Rafael joined Eurofins in June 2015. He is a Food Engineer with a Master Degree in Food Process Engineering from University of Auckland. He is an MPI recognised Premises & Dairy Heat Treatment Evaluator. He previously worked in Audit roles for Bureau Veritas in Brazil for more than 4 years and has a background in Retailer, Food Safety, and Management Systems Audits.


Deenesh Jeram – Audit Manager Engineering

With over 25 years as an MPI Recognised Premises and Heat Treatment Evaluator in the Dairy and Food Industry Deenesh joined the Eurofins auditing team in March 2013.  Deenesh has over 10 years’ experience in conducting Heat Treatment courses in the Dairy and Food Industry and several years’ of Compliance auditing in the Dairy, Food and Industrial sectors.


Shilpa Chejerla – RMP Verifier 

Shilpa is an MPI approved Dairy RMP verifier. She joined Eurofins in 2016. Shilpa has held various Quality, Food Safety and Technical roles across a wide range of reputable Food manufacturing businesses within New Zealand and United Kingdom over the past 12 years, and has worked to RMP, FSP, BRC, ISO, Woolworth stds and UK retailer codes of practices. Shilpa has worked across a wide range of product categories, her portfolio of products include cereals, ready meals, ice cream, small goods, ready to eat meats, and imported speciality foods. Shilpa has a Bachelor’s of Food Engineering degree from Massey University.

Angeline Chand - Senior Food Verifier

Angeline joined Eurofins in March 2017. She has been in the food industry for 10 years. Prior to joining Eurofins, Angeline worked with AsureQuality as an Auditor and has expertise in auditing various standards such as BRC, Coles, Organics, HACCP, Grafted Grapevine Standard and Food Act 1981 / 2014. She has also worked in the Fishing Industry in Fiji and held a Product development and advisory role with the Department of Fisheries.



Divya Nanu - NP and Dairy RMP Verifier

Divya joined Eurofins in July 2016 and has been an National Programme Verifier since April 2018. In June 2019 Divya was approved as a Dairy RMP Verifier. She comes with experience from various roles in the food industry from laboratory testing through to quality assurance and food safety in the dairy industry. Divya has over 5 years of experience in the dairy industry where she has worked to RMP and WQA standards.​


Amanda Matthew – Food Auditor

Amanda joined Eurofins in May 2018 and is based in Wellington. Prior to joining the Eurofins team Amanda worked in a variety of quality and technical roles in different food industries including: chocolate and confectionery, chilled fresh (ready to eat and ingredients) and poultry (value added, further processed and fully cooked).

Amanda has also previously worked as a Senior Food Safety Auditor with a high risk scope and worked in both New Zealand and Australia covering manufacturing, retail outlets and Quick Service Restaurants. She has experience in regulatory, GFSI audits and customer set audit standards including: SQF, WQA, Coles, Aldi, Spotless, Bidvest, and QSR’s supplier standards - McDonald’s, Burger King/Hungry Jacks, and Subway.

Eleanor Cahill - Audit Coordinator

Eleanor joined Eurofins in July 2018 as an Audit Coordinator. Eleanor has over 4 years’ experience working in project/site administration roles. She has previously worked in the Engineering industry and the Construction industry within New Zealand.  Eleanor originally comes from Ireland but has lived in New Zealand for the past 5 years.