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Global food safety firm NSF International and Euro Consultants Group join forces
Global food safety auditing, training and consulting organisation NSF International, has completed the acquisition of Euro Consultants Group, the Wavre, Belgium-based food safety and quality service company.
This merger with ECG expands NSF International's footprint throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa as well as its technical capabilities in food safety and quality, which helps companies and institutions build and integrate effective food safety and quality management systems throughout the global supply chain.
Services offered include supply chain and retail food safety auditing, training in food safety and hygiene regulations (as well as in market and legal requirements) and grant-funded consulting projects for the EU Food Safety Authority. Clients supported through these services include major EU retailers, and European food service and QSR sectors. ECG also helps small to medium-sized enterprises and institutions with obtaining financing and market access for their products.
The organisation will now be called NSF Euro Consultants and will become an important part of the NSF International Global Food Division's Consulting and Technical Services group, which is led by managing director Serban Teodoresco.
ECG, founded in 1990, promotes the one-stop shopping concept and high values of flexibility and services across Europe, Africa and the Middle East, through 14 subsidiaries that span 10 countries: Belgium, France, Tunisia, Bulgaria, Romania, Canada, Morocco, Poland, Rwanda and Ivory Coast.
Founder and ECG president Jean-Jacques Adam and ECG CEO Philippe Pierco remain in their roles. "We can now offer our clients services wherever they need them," says Jean-Jacques Adam. "This includes expanded testing, training and educational services, and leading-edge supply chain food safety and quality management software from NSF International's Global Food Division. This merger will greatly benefit our existing and new clients and it opens new career development opportunities for our employees."
Tom Chestnut, senior vice president of NSF International's Global Food Division, adds: "Euro Consultants Group brings new and expanded consulting, auditing and training services to our multinational retail, food service and restaurant customers, particularly for our clients operating throughout the EMEA region.
"Euro Consultants Group has a robust network of experienced consultants and has maintained a strong reputation within the food service industry and at a broader institutional level. We appreciate the stalwart reputation, technical expertise and operational support that they bring to NSF International, along with their proficiency in research, training and supervision to improve food safety and quality."
11th August 2016