Food Safety Guides
Michael and Charlie Kalish co-founded Food Safety Guides (FSG) in 2013, a U.S-based food safety consulting and training firm that specializes in U.S. regulatory compliance and food safety plan development.
Michael began his career in the dairy and meat processing industries, working on over a dozen farms and facilities across the USA, France, Switzerland and Italy. He received his formal training in dairy and meat processing 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 an FSPCA PCHF, PCAF and FSVP Lead Instructor and an SQF trainer and has served as a panelist and presenter at food safety regulator and industry conferences and seminars across the United States and abroad. Michael is also an accomplished television personality as a Food Network Chopped Finalist and Winner of the Great Food Truck Race (Series 7).
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, and is an FSPCA PCHF, PCAF and FSVP Lead Instructor. Charlie is also an accomplished television personality as a Food Network Chopped Finalist and Winner of the Great Food Truck Race (Series 7).