Chilled Food Associates

A food industry resource


"I knew something of the excellent work done by the Chilled Food Association during my retail years, so was quick to sign Hazlewood Foods to CFA in 1994. Only then did I realise the deserved reputation of CFA was entirely the result of Kaarin's efforts. Needless to say I added Northern Foods to CFA in 1998, 2 Sisters in 2011 and Brookes Avana in 2012. Kaarin's professionalism is probably best demonstrated by her MBE for Services to the Food Industry: her personal qualities by her appointment, following my recommendation, for many years to the Governing Board of UKAS Certification Body No. 199. Kaarin gets great results because of her expertise, influence and integrity."
Carole Stewart, Technical Director, Northern Foods

“Kaarin has an extensive knowledge of the chilled food industry, relevant legislation and the best ways of influencing both commercial and public sector organisations and departmental bodies. She comes across as both knowledgeable and friendly and as such is a fine communicator of complex issues in a commercial environment. She is well used to dealing with all levels of people from government ministers to shop floor operatives. Kaarin can use her technical and legislative skills for the commercial advantage of your company”.

Vince Craig, Managing Director, Meadowbrae Technical Services Ltd

“Kaarin is a very experienced and knowledgable individual with a detailed understanding of all technical aspects of chilled food production, both in the UK and abroad. In addition, Kaarin has a strong appreciation of food legislation and the internal working of government departments.”
Paul Fieldhouse, Chairman, Bryt

“Kaarin is an expert on all matters of food safety, with particular strengths in the area of chilled foods. She is a terrific communicator and her messages are always clear, to the point and completely reliable. She is also a great person to work with.”
Catherine Side, Owner, Inside Consulting

“Congratulations on your MBE Kaarin, very well deserved! It's been a pleasure working with you on major projects for NGOs. You have contributed valuable work and insights into the workings of these organisations which has made our joint efforts very worthwhile. I look forward to working with you again."
Catherine Side, Owner, Inside Consulting