Making Food Safety
Everyone’s Business
from Farm to Table.

Let’s talk about food safety from farm to table.

Swallowing Trust Food Safety Consultants

We are global development professionals who serve overseas in many countries applying technical knowledge, program design, management and evaluation expertise in agriculture and food production. By working with countries and organizations we help to improve programs and put best practices in place. Our goal is to create economic development throughout the food value chain and allowing for global export of safe food. Let us help your business, non-profit or governmental organization to be effective and profitable and ensure that your food is safe.

Dr. P Vincent Hegarty and Christine L Blackledge, MSA, MPH, MSFS are teaming up to take you on this multifaceted journey of food safety from farm and sea to plate. Their varied backgrounds offer different perspectives from the science of chemistry to the application of farming. They both have extensive international experience in food safety globally and in the US.

Can we trust the food we swallow daily?

  • From the soil where it is grown to the water that nourishes it…
  • The health and hygiene of the workers handling the food….
  • The chemicals and amendments used…
  • The machines and processes utilized…
  • The components comprising the packaging…
  • The accuracy of the labeling and the ingredients within…

Our team has worked with farmers, food processors, auditors, inspectors, universities, and national governments to create awareness and improve food safety.

Our global food chain is complex, and an understanding of the many players helps to reach food safety. Let’s look at the root causes of non-compliance and find ways for collaboration to make workable corrections. Everyone’s part is important in solving today’s food safety problems!

Let’s talk about food safety from farm to table.

What people are saying

What we do:

Our work in Liberia:

Food safety is key to successful communities, businesses, and national health.   In Liberia their participation in Codex Alimentarius was increased, a national food contract was obtained, a laboratory assessment was performed, and SWOT analyses of food safety needs was completed.  A conference on food safety awareness was conducted for government ministries, farmers, food producers, processors, food exporters, NGOs, universities, and consumers.

EU & USA Consulting:

Currently the EU and USA are looking at food labeling as the first defense in food safety. If an imported food has an improper label it is automatically rejected. Meeting international demands for required labeling has proven a challenge for countries wishing to export. Two companies, The Good Thymes (Lebanon) , and Yogi Super Foods (Guatemala) received trainings on FDA labeling requirements and are now selling their products in the US.