Meet your trainer

Ray Haddad

What a person does under pressure defines them!

Growing up, I remember my dad as a passionate and very disciplined farmer, in 1986 he chose this path after becoming a retired Lieutenant colonel, which probably explains the discipline part. To him, and for about 20 years, growing and providing wholesome and safe fruits and vegetables was a lot more than a job, it was a duty. I do vividly remember how he was always against any use of questionable agricultural chemicals and him influencing other farmers to avoid these regardless of how tough some seasons were. “we are feeding our family as well as everyone else's family” I remember him saying once to fellow farmers.    

Reflecting on all of these memories, it seems that their impact on me and the food safety specialist I became today is much more than what I thought!
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My food journey started in the early 2000s, through it all food safety and food protection have always been the focus. I have found it astonishing how some food professionals are deeply passionate about food safety while some aren’t. The contrast was so clear but, its root cause wasn’t.

With time, I realised this contrast in the food safety buy-in and passion goes down to two points: the first is the level of true understanding of why we do what we do! The second, is the ability to see the big picture. With this realisation evolved my love to delivering training and the positive influence it can have on people’s careers and lives! An excellent training course enables people to be at their best!

Years later and after I have delivered consultations, audited and trained thousands of food professionals not only in New Zealand but also in Southeast Asia and Middle East, I am still driven by seeing trainees experience light-bulb moments and breakthroughs in their thinking.

I have founded Food Surety Limited which is all about supporting, satisfying and fulfilling professionals providing food and protecting consumers everywhere. My goal is to give you the confidence you need answering the pressing questions you come across on daily bases which will help you achieving your goals as a food professional, grow your business to be  the global brand you want it to be and of course protect people and the environment they live in today and into the future.

Together, we provide safe food for our and everyone else's family.
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Examples of recognition, certifications and associations:

  • New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries recognised verifier - Current
  • Certified Exemplar global Global ISO9001 and ISO22000 lead auditor - 2012, 2015
  • Implementing SQF Systems certification - SQF Institute - 2020
  • The New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology member - Current
  • International Association for Food Protection member - Current
  • Leaders of Learning - HARVARD Graduate School of Education - 2017
  • National Certificate in Adult Education and Training with strands in New Zealand Environment, and International Environment - 2013
Ray trained thousands of satisfied food professionals and businesses, since 2012

3750+

Trained professionals, vast majority recommending  the trainer to a friend.

+80 NPS

Net promoter scores (NPS) range from  -100 to +100. Our +80 NPS grants confidence.

20+

Course topics and levels delivered supporting food professionals to do what's right with confide.
In addition, 330+ internal, supplier and external certification audits conducted since 2007.
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