QualDes is proud to provide an ongoing service to Subway via a close working relationship with IPCA, the Independent Purchasing Company (Australasia) Ltd.
QualDes has workeds closely with IPCA on their core product range and limited time offers through services such as market research, project management, sensory testing, product comparison and specification maintenance. We have ensured that Subway retains its position as an industry leader and continued to provide a fresh, healthy and tasty alternative to traditional fast-food.
Qualdes are the approved supplier auditor for Subway.
Challenge Meats are an Australian owned company that specialize in the supply of bulk and food service size packs of processed meat products. They manufacture smallgoods, ready to eat meat products, chicken products and a range of speciality meat items.
They have an excellent quality system in place that covers all the requirements of AQIS and meat regulations.
Qualdes assisted Challenge Meats to ensure their systems met Subway supplier requirements. Their approval as a Subway supplier just adds another dimension to their capability.
“They helped us up the hill!!!
All Customer Audits are vital to our business, and a recent Audit by Subway was no different. The outcome from these Audits is incredibly important to our company reputation.
So it was only sensible to get the right help to prepare. Challenge Meats engaged QualDes to help us through the process. The QualDes consultant, Dessirare, came in at our request and quickly identified the area in our system that needed improving to meet the Subway high standard.
She set a schedule of tasks, conducted food safety training and worked closely with the Subway team to ensure our systems and practices met all of their requirements.
We are now an approved supplierd thanks to her professionalism, which no doubt has made an Improvement to our business.”
David Ure General Manager, Challenge Meats http://www.herd.com.au/Challenge/index.html
D.E Coffee & Tea (Moccona)
Moccona has become a household name since the inception of freeze-dried coffee and its introduction to Australia in 1977. QualDes has worked closely with Moccona’s Douwe Egberts from product development through to shelf-life testing and labelling – we even worked with them on a site manufacturing relocation project.
Recently, we have developed and refined the Moccona product assortment, creating over ten new flavours as part of the Café Classics range that include Cappuccino, Strong Cappuccino, Skim Cappuccino, Caramel, Hazelnut, Mocha, Frappe Mocha and Frappe Latte. The frothy and creamy consistency of the Café Classics has quickly positioned them as a consumer favourite.
Star Buffet is quickly positioning themselves as a market leader in the provision of great-tasting buffets underpinned by excellent service, value for money and extensive food options.
An integral partner to Star Buffett, QualDes has implemented their HACCP systems across all nine of their sites. The company is committed to food safety, and continues to work with us to ensure ongoing compliance and refinement.
Prydes Confectionary Company
Established in the 1930’s, Prydes Confectionery Company produces some of Australia’s most popular brands of lollies including aniseed stars, black jelly beans, hard jubes, retro and boiled lollies, as well as supplying to confectionary giant Nestle.
QualDes have worked closely with Prydes Confectionary on a number of key projects, including:
- Development of a compete HACCP System for the factory and their complete product range
- Identifying and implementing process improvements on their jelly beans line, and
- Developing and implementing a quality system that met Nestle supplier requirements.
Together, QualDes and Prydes make life that little bit sweeter.
“High standard of professionalism”
I have worked with Dessirae Luther-Sproule from Qualdes intermittently over a period of seven years. Her diverse knowledge over a wide range of areas and products is clearly evident as is her attention to detail and excellent work ethics. Her technical knowledge assisted me in designing a Quality system to suit our business; consultancy with Audit preparations, product issues, research and development as well as onsite Training. During this time not only has she shown a high standard of professionalism but also genuinely offers additional advice and support while integrating into the company team.
I would highly recommend Dessirae and her company to assist any food manufacturer with their quality systems
Ingrid Hawkins Quality Manager – Prydes Confectionary Company
Patties (Creative Gourmet, Chef’s Pride)
Australia’s leading branded frozen food company, Patties Foods, manufactures a diverse range of pastry and frozen fruit products for brands including Creative Gourmet and Chef’s Pride.
QualDes provides ongoing support to their unwavering commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, evidenced by our work in:
- Product development
- Quality management systems
- HACCP system
- Internal audits, and
- Supplier audits.
“Professional and accurate … it’s always a pleasure”
We’ve been working with Dessirae and the QualDes team for quite a few years now. They’ve always been very courteous, professional and more importantly, accurate in all their feedback and responses.
Always a pleasure to deal with – wish more of our suppliers were like this!
Jane Westney Marketing Manager (Desserts) Patties Foods http://www.patties.com.au
Cerebos (Fountain, Foster Clark, Gravox)
Better known for their strong brands (such as Gravox, Fountain and Foster Clark), Cerebos is a leading manufacturer of sauce, gravy and custard powder.
Their internal structure and resources enables Cerebos to develop and manufacture products in-house. As their Research and Development Manager, QualDes Director Dessirae successfully project-managed the development of Fountain sauces, Gravox gravies and Foster Clark custards from concept through to launch.
The Right Food Group is an Australian-owned food manufacturing company that develops a wide range of organic and natural food products, such as salad dressings, sauces and condiments.
Producing a number of national brands, Qualdes worked closely with this company to develop a complete range of organic products that comply with the strict requirements of the Australian Certified Organic Standard.
Goodman Fielder (Praise, Eta, Country Cup, White Wings)
Goodman Fielder prides itself on the development of innovative and iconic brands that have become part of the Australian psyche, including White Wings, Praise, ETA and Country Cup.
Their commitment to ensuring that all products retained a quality focus was evident with the development of a Total Quality Management role, of which QualDes Director Dessirae was responsible for overseeing.
MON Foods is a 100% Australia-owned sauce company that prides itself on producing high quality, great-tasting sauce products.
Keen to implement a best-practice approach, QualDes worked closely with the MON Foods team to implement their SQF Quality System and deliver significant process improvements. As a result, MON Foods have been able to generate internal efficiencies while still ensuring that their products remain second-to-none.
We have used QualDes in a number of occasions to assist us in our business. These different occasions have included flavour-matching, formulating, production process implementation, troubleshooting and overseeing Quality Assurance System implementation.
Dessirae and her team have always demonstrated a professional approach, have always given sound technical advice and, most importantly, achieved desired outcomes. We have no hesitation recommending QualDes to any other manufacturer looking for assistance in these areas.
Doug Green Director, The Green Group http://www.monfoods.com.au/
Sandhurst Fine Foods prides itself on the development of products prepared in a home-style environment. With amazing growth in both the foodservice and retail markets, QualDes worked closely with Sandhurst to ensure full implementation of HACCP Systems to meet the requirements of the NSW Food Authority Plant Product Standards. Qualdes continued to work alongside this amazing family team with the delivery of ongoing monitoring via internal audits.
“First-class food safety and recipe development to budget”
Sandhurst Fine Foods have engaged the services of Qualdes over the past 10 years. We have found Dessirae and the team to be very professional in their approach. They use a great deal of common-sense when it comes to implementing systems and procedures. They are a family business and they also realise that family businesses have budget limitations – we find them excellent value for money. We have no hesitation in recommending them for all food safety and recipe development solutions for all types of food businesses.
Mimmo Lubrano Sales and Marketing, Sandhurst Fine Foods http://retail.sandhurstfinefoods.com.au
Stolen Recipe produce award-winning iced teas that have been recognised on both a national and international scale. Their focus on using quality ingredients has undoubtedly positioned them as leaders in their field, having been awarded:
- Best Redesigned Drinks Brand (international) – FoodBev.com, and
- Highly Commended – National Food Challenge Award.
QualDes has worked extensively with the Stolen Recipe team to develop a successful range of Gourmet Iced Tea formulations, including Watermelon & Raspberry, Classic Peach, Ginger & Star Anise, and Berry & Pomegranate.
We have been working with QualDes for over four years. During this time we have been extremely pleased with the results. The team at QualDes have exceeded our service expectations consistently and work hard at understanding our goals.
The result has been the creation of multiple award-winning products, both national and international. In addition, our products continually receive positive feedback from consumers and buyers. I highly recommend the team at QualDes.
Donna McCoy Founder, Stolen Recipe http://www.stolenrecipe.com.au
Mitchell High School – Training
QualDes thoroughly enjoyed furthering the education of Food Technology students at Michell High School. We recently spent a half-day working with them to provide practical insight into the food development industry.
The students responded exceptionally well, particularly enjoying the opportunity to develop their own Gatorade!
“Practical, real-world approach …. fantastic”
Dessirae and her team were fantastic. The students were taken through a practical, real world example of Food Product Development and came away with a clearer understanding of the process involved. They particularly enjoyed the practical component of the day where they actually used their skills to design their own product. I thoroughly recommend this experience for all senior Food Technology students
Michael Turner Senior Food Technology Teacher, Mitchell High School http://www.mitchell-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/
QualDes have supported Tegel though the process of getting products approved by Subway. We are always available to answer questions and give advice on the right approach. We recommend changes to formulation and process to ensure the product meets specification and have at times been involved in trials to perfect a process.
I have always found the team at QualDes extremely helpful and great to deal with. They have been instrumental in helping our company get some key projects over the line during the last three years.
Their knowledge and expertise are second to none, and they are always 100% behind the companies they deal with.
Glen Marriott Hospitality Manager, Tegel Foods http://www.tegel.co.nz