Providing the support needed for optimal agrifood safety and security

Keeping pace with change

Food systems are evolving, giving rise to new food safety challenges. In particular complex global trading, increasing global population and climate change are impacting the safety of our food. 

Political commitment to developing and strengthening national food control systems is key to ensuring a safe food supply. 

An understanding of the linkage between globalised food production systems, nutrition-sensitive agriculture, animal health, food and feed safety and consumer nutrition is fundamental for governments as they build internationally recognised national food safety control systems. 

In parallel, the agri-food industry must embed robust management systems (food safety management systems, good agricultural / aquaculture practices etc) to manage hazards across the food and feed chain and ensure the health of plants and animals and the safety of food and feed.


Policy fit for new food security realities

Concerns surrounding climate change, anticipated population explosion, fluctuations in food prices and other international incidents such as the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic are forcing policymakers to reconsider their food security policies and increase the robustness of food supply chains. 

Improving resilience to global shocks is imperative to national food security. Supply chain optimisation is a key factor in curbing potential risks of disruption. Countries with higher exposure to trade volatility and climate issues are particularly fragile.


Our food safety and food security consulting team

At Farrelly and Mitchell our food safety and food security consulting teams, along with our network of international and sector specialists, support governments in building control systems and industry in strengthening their management systems. Our work centres around achieving a safe, nutritious, and secure food supply chain aimed at reducing the impact of foodborne disease and malnutrition. 

Our experts have worked across the EU agri-food regulatory area, in particular the Irish regulatory system as well as other regulatory bodies across the globe. We support governments and policymakers in developing domestic and overseas policies and strategies to mitigate the impact of supply chain shocks on local food chains. 

Our team also have wide experience in supporting the agri-food industry in managing food safety risks and achieving regulatory compliance.


Our key services

  • Food Control Systems
  • Food Safety Policy and Implementation
  • Capacity Building
  • Risk Based Control programmes
  • Monitoring and Surveillance programmes
  • Technical regulation /SPS development
  • Technical Due Diligence

Who we serve

  • Governments/policy makers
  • Food and agribusiness companies
  • Multilaterals/NGOs/DFIs
  • Sovereign wealth funds

Providing the support needed for optimal agrifood safety and security

Keeping pace with change

Food systems are evolving, giving rise to new food safety challenges. In particular complex global trading, increasing global population and climate change are impacting the safety of our food. 

Political commitment to developing and strengthening national food control systems is key to ensuring a safe food supply. 

An understanding of the linkage between globalised food production systems, nutrition-sensitive agriculture, animal health, food and feed safety and consumer nutrition is fundamental for governments as they build internationally recognised national food safety control systems. 

In parallel, the agri-food industry must embed robust management systems (food safety management systems, good agricultural / aquaculture practices etc) to manage hazards across the food and feed chain and ensure the health of plants and animals and the safety of food and feed.


Policy fit for new food security realities

Concerns surrounding climate change, anticipated population explosion, fluctuations in food prices and other international incidents such as the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic are forcing policymakers to reconsider their food security policies and increase the robustness of food supply chains. 

Improving resilience to global shocks is imperative to national food security. Supply chain optimisation is a key factor in curbing potential risks of disruption. Countries with higher exposure to trade volatility and climate issues are particularly fragile.


Our food safety and food security consulting team

At Farrelly and Mitchell our food safety and food security consulting teams, along with our network of international and sector specialists, support governments in building control systems and industry in strengthening their management systems. Our work centres around achieving a safe, nutritious, and secure food supply chain aimed at reducing the impact of foodborne disease and malnutrition. 

Our experts have worked across the EU agri-food regulatory area, in particular the Irish regulatory system as well as other regulatory bodies across the globe. We support governments and policymakers in developing domestic and overseas policies and strategies to mitigate the impact of supply chain shocks on local food chains. 

Our team also have wide experience in supporting the agri-food industry in managing food safety risks and achieving regulatory compliance.


Our key services

  • Food Control Systems
  • Food Safety Policy and Implementation
  • Capacity Building
  • Risk Based Control programmes
  • Monitoring and Surveillance programmes
  • Technical regulation /SPS development
  • Technical Due Diligence

Who we serve

  • Governments/policy makers
  • Food and agribusiness companies
  • Multilaterals/NGOs/DFIs
  • Sovereign wealth funds

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Fajr Capital – M&A investment opportunity evaluation

A leading investment firm identified an opportunity to acquire a significant minority interest in a valuable business

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Market intelligence & insights

BORD BIA (Irish Food Board) – local KSA and UAE presence key to strong market analysis

The client aimed to double exports to the Middle East, as the GCC opened up to Irish meat produce after a ban.

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Due diligence

Auctus – commercial due diligence within a short timeframe

Wishing to invest in a UK food processing company the client sought to understand the target's strength and financial health

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Clamping down on global food waste to protect food security

Global food waste is under more scrutiny as the pandemic exposes supply line flaws. China, the US and UK are all impacted differently. 

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COVID-19 prompts Saudi food security focus

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s dependence on imports to feed its population means food security has long been a strategic priority for the government. 

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Food technology for food security in Africa

Food and agricultural technology has an important role to play in increasing production to match the demand for food from a growing population in Africa. 

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Our Locations


Global

Global

Farrelly & Mitchell

Unit 5A, Fingal Bay Business Park, Balbriggan Co. Dublin Ireland. K32 EH70

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

Branch of Farrelly & Mitchell Business Consultants Ltd

Jarir Plaza Building, Suite 106, King Abdullah Road, Al Hamra District, Riyadh 12211-3857, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

MENA

MENA

Farrelly & Mitchell DMCC

Unit 1001, 10th Floor, Swiss Tower, Cluster Y Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai United Arab Emirates (MENA Office)

Africa (SSA)

Africa (SSA)

Farrelly & Mitchell Ghana Limited

Utopia Office, 14 Senchi Street, Airport Residential Area, Accra, Ghana

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