Rachel Montgomery is an FSPCA Lead Instructor (Human Food Certificate # 32c592bd, Animal Food Certificate # 1bd2c691, Foreign Supplier Verification Programs Certificate # f3830814) with over 30 years experience as a food safety executive in large-scale manufacturing. Montgomery is the Principal of Simple Compliance Solutions, LLC and a Registered Microbiologist (National Registry of Certified Microbiologists).

Rachel Montgomery RSM Lead Instructor

FSPCA Instructor Cert Animal Food

Rachel Montgomery FSVP Lead Instructor Certificate




Personable and articulate with hands-on experience and effective corporate and manufacturing-site leadership in FDA regulated industry, due to experience in positions from Vice President of Regulatory Affairs to bench microbiologist.

Skilled and effective in

  • Delivering essentials and impact of regulations to executive management as well as operations and floor level personnel.
  • Presenting to regulatory officials, customers, suppliers, and other third parties.
  • Providing instruction to cross-functional teams, at corporate and at manufacturing sites within the US and internationally.





“I recently attended the FSMA / FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food course that was conducted by Rachel and was absolutely thrilled with the learning experience I had. Rachel is very knowledgeable and really cares about this topic where she had over 30 plus years of real world experience in food safety. Apart from the course, Rachel even took some time to research into particular areas that I was interested in and provided her guidance that were greatly beneficial to me.  In combination of her passion, experience, knowledge and ability to actively engage the students,  I have no doubt that she is probably one of the best instructors to learn this course from!”

Waihong Leong, Senior Engineer
Kimberly-Clark Corp

“Personable, engaging, smart, and prepared, Rachel is perfectly qualified to train, mentor, and inspire our colleagues working to ensure food safety. Her in-depth knowledge of current regulatory requirements and expertise in implementing quality management standards have been important in the nutritional supplements business for many years.”

Kristine Crawford, Senior Chemist
Pharmaceutics International, Inc.

“After working with Rachel for years in the enzyme/food manufacturing business, she is highly qualified for this subject. She truly cares about food safety and dedicated a large portion of her work career to food safety, processing and microbiology and protecting the companies she worked for in FDA matters.”

Ronnie Dennis, Technical Coordinator
DSM Life Sciences