QSD was established by Ulrich Schraewer in 2007 and is now a leading service provider for the food industry in Ireland.
QSD also assists several non-food businesses to improve their processes and achieve a global standard certification e.g. for BRCGS Packaging, Storage & Distribution as well as ISO 9001:2015.
Where it all began
Born in 1977 in Frankfurt am Main in Germany, I was assured by my parents that I was born as a real FOODIE. In my late teens I started to make fresh apple juices and ferment some to apple wine, whilst turning a few quid at the same time.
My passion for cooking, wine making turned quickly into a huge interest in food safety and I began to study Nutritional Science & Food Business and later received my Honour Bachelor of Science degree.
Back during college in 1998, I developed my first HACCP-Systems for one industrial kitchen and two breweries. Here my do-it-yourself knowledge of fermentation came in quite handy and I now can look back at over 20 years of HACCP experience.
In 2000 I could not resist my wish to go to Ireland and moved here that year. I then later went on to study and received an Irish Diploma in Food Science & Technology from the Cork Institute of Technology.
My journey continued and for 5 years I was Quality Manager in a Bakery in Co. Kerry. I was responsible for the development of the Food Safety Management System – BRC Food Safety Issue 3, for those who remember it.
Not long after achieving BRC certification for the bakery I followed the call and started my own consultancy business for BRC companies and those trying to achieve certification. It was in 2007 that I became a registered BRC Certification Auditor.
Today, I am a Lead Auditor for several schemes and certification bodies. And of course – how could it be different for a FOODIE – in my free time I am a passionate beekeeper and gardener. Together with my beautiful wife and daughter I am processing my own-grown produce or making the odd batch of honey mead.
Finally allow me to say about myself that I am open, honest, and hard working. I always try to find a solution for all my customers and I do not loose aim on the overall target to satisfy YOU. I ensure you have a working system, professionally trained staff or a detailed audit report – showing strength and areas for improvement – to face the daily challenges.
Labhair go luath