Michael and Charlie Kalish co-founded Food Safety Guides (FSG) in 2013, a U.S-based food safety and quality consulting and training firm that specializes in U.S. regulatory compliance and food safety plan development. Michael and Charlie consult and train businesses across Australia, North America and Europe. Both brothers are trainers for the International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI) and Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) lead instructors on Preventive Controls (for Human and Animal Food) and Foreign Supplier Verification Program.
Michael began his career in the dairy industry, with work on over a dozen farms across the USA, France, Switzerland and Italy. He received his formal training in food processing and food safety at l’istituto lattiero caseario e delle tecnologie agroalimentari (Italy), and has managed operations for food facilities in France and New York City. Michael is also an SQF trainer.
A former Fulbright scholar, Charlie is an expert on FSMA, preventive controls, and cloud technologies for food safety plan development. Prior to co-founding FSG, Charlie worked a half-dozen farms and cheese plants in Europe and the U.S., manufacturing and processing specialty cheese and milk products. Charlie is a frequent panelist and speaker for regulatory compliance panels and seminars.