Mrs. Montgomery is an FSPCA Lead Instructor (Human Foods Certificate # 32c592bd, Animal Foods 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). She can deliver the Preventive Controls or FSVP courses at your in-house or preferred location. Montgomery also provides consulting (See details on the Consulting Services page).
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:
FSPCA Lead Instructor Certificates
She presented the content in multiple ways, to keep us interactive and well focused...
Anna, Quality Engineer
PCAF Participant June, 2018
I chose this particular virtual course because the time slot made it easy to take from Norway, with no additional costs for travel accommodation. Moreover, having classmates from all over the world sharing in their experience, as well as the instructor’s vast knowledge and experience, made it very interesting.
I will recommend this course to others because comprehensive information was provided by Rachel Montgomery, a great instructor. She presented the content in multiple ways, to keep us interactive and well focused, and an added benefit was her calling to attention specific portions of the manual so that we can use effectively as good reference material.
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.
Pharmaceutics International, Inc
Rachel made the course interesting and informative with her depth of experience, and very thorough in delivering important callouts from the text. She made it easy to interact with her and the group. I really enjoyed it. I've been to boring trainings where the presenter droned on, and on, and on, until everyone wanted to either go to sleep or die, but not with Rachel!
Quality Assurance and Food Safety Manager
Produce Production and Processing
Great course! Skeptical of webex course at first because it's not my favorite route. However, Rachel did an excellent job. Warm welcoming environment, knowledgeable and personable. I like how the virtual break-out rooms were used. Had a great group to work with and good conversations. I also liked how it was spread over 4 days(Virtual Online Course - Preventive Controls for Animal Food). It can be a lot of information to take it, so felt this was good. This was the best webex training I've attended!
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!
Rachel Montgomery was exceptional, instructing the class in a clear, concise and professional manner. She captured the attention of the class through having class/instructor interaction and involvement in the subject matter and made sure we were comfortable asking questions. She has an exceptional command of the subject matter and made the class quite enjoyable clarifying all questions and points of concern. I chose the virtual course as it offered the most flexibility in terms of when the course was offered and the fact that travel wasn’t necessary to attend the live-video instruction, very convenient and practical.
Mark K. Williams
Chief Science Officer
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.
DSM Life Sciences
Thank you for conducting the course. It's one of the best workshops I have attended so far. There's plenty of instructor attention and opportunities for participation and exchanges.
Food Safety Consultant PhD
Michigan State University
The most valuable part was interacting with the instructor so that I and other course participants could ask questions. All of the back and forth conversation was very helpful in learning the material.
Grocery and Produce Distributor