Food Production and Manufacturing Advice

About Us

Based in Central Scotland, BC Consult offers service to Central Scotland in particular but has a range of clients throughout Scotland and the UK with additional links in the USA, Europe and China.  Bill Crosson is prepared to discuss applications in any location and offers a free telephone discussion service to identify client needs.  Call +44 (0) 1236 782895 to enquire about service available and outline your particular requirements.

Bill Crosson Has an Honours Degree in Food Science (B Sc.), a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA), is a Fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (FIFST), is a Chartered Scientist (C Sci.) is a Member of the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (MREHIS) and holds the Advanced Diploma in Food Hygiene and the Advanced Certificate in Applied HACCP Principles.  He is an accredited Auditor for the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard – Food, is a trained ISO 9001:2000 Lead Auditor and is an Accredited Auditor and Mentor for the Safe and Local Supplier Approval (SALSA) scheme.
He was a Council member for IFST (Former Vice President) and is currently treasurer of the Scottish Branch Committee.  He is bound by the codes of professional conduct of the bodies mentioned above.

Bill was also a member of Acumentia, a group of professional Bioscience consultants who come together as required to form consulting teams to provide resource for specific projects and still retains close ties with that group.  Acumentia did the basic groundwork and data preparation for the Royal Society of Chemistry in their 2009 report on the role of the Chemical Sciences in Sustainable Food supplies.  Bill Crosson was the IFST representative on the steering group for that report.
As a group, Acumentia can offer direct access to the skills of over 50 consultants at the top of their fields in a wide range of technologies, worldwide.

A professional Food Scientist experienced in Production, Quality Assurance and Product Development for all types of products, particularly meats and meat products, commonly found in the UK and European markets.  Bill Crosson worked for Devro Ltd. and for Devro/Teepak throughout the UK, Scandinavia, Eastern and Western Europe and Russia providing product support and assistance to solve manufacturing problems.  He has 25 years of experience in the use of the range of manufacturing equipment involved in the manufacture of meat products including comminution, pumping and transfer, freezing, smoking, cooking and drying.  The range of his experience covers small diameter sausage to large hams and cooked meats plus many products in-between and in related areas.  Fresh UK sausage are a particular speciality but he has experience in fermented/dried products and smoked/cooked ranges.  Bill has lectured in Sausage Production Techniques at Leatherhead Food R.A. and at CCFRA as well as presenting many training seminars to customers and colleagues.  Customer complaints, their assessment, handling and value as an information source for problem solving, are a particular interest. In the commercial field, Bill was responsible for opening new markets, increasing sales volumes and identifying and developing new product lines as Product Manager. His track record is of consistent success.

Since leaving Devro Ltd in late 2002, Bill has run his own company, BC Consult and has been involved in a number of successful operations with satisfied clients throughout the UK and Europe.  In one particular market sector he was responsible for getting the first plant in China of its type up to BRC Global Food Standard then maintaining its accreditation level.  Successful mentoring and support operations to ensure clients achieve their required status have been a consistent feature for BC Consult.

Working with Dr. Jim Hay in Ingleside Consulting, an approved REHIS training centre, Bill has taken many candidates to Introductory and Intermediate levels in HACCP and Food Hygiene.  Bill has presented the HACCP and Management Systems components of the Advanced Food Hygiene course for day release students at Glasgow City College for a number of years and continues in this area.

In the course of his consultancy operations, Bill has collected an extensive range of experience in a large range of industries from manufacturing to catering, fish products, seasonings, coffee, tea and confectionery combined with labelling and printing.

Bill can offer an objective view on many manufacturing problems, assessing potential production pitfalls and proposing practical solutions.  Training can be given in the basics of Meat Product Manufacture and the interactions of ingredients. Advice is offered on Lean Manufacturing and associated techniques.

Call BC Consult to discuss any problems you are experiencing and see what can be done for you!  It’s worth a ‘phone call.

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