T. Appaji Rao


  • Registered Principle Consultant –FSMS, HACCP with NBQP- Quality Council of India.
  • Approved Trainer for HACCP by DNV– Norway.
  • Approved FoSTaC Trainer.
  • FSMS Lead Auditor Trainer.
  • Qualified FSSAI Food Hygiene Auditor in from FSSAI2021.

  • Past

  • 15 Years of work and over 20 years of consultancy and training experience in Dairy Value Chain.
  • Consultant; Trainer; Auditor For Food Safety (Including BRC Food), QMS, EMS & OHSAS.
  • Adl. G.M.(Production) of UHT Treated Milk and Aseptic Packing of Milk and Milk Products at AMRIT FOODS.
  • Manager in Production ,Procurement & Sales of Milk and Milk Products (including packing of UHT Treated Milk and Milk.
  • Conducted over 700 Audits as Specialist , Auditor and Lead Auditor for Certification Bodies.
  • Provided Consultation to more than 250 organizations in attaining certifications towards ISO9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and HACCP & ISO22000, FSSC22000.
  • Provided Consultation for developing FSSAI Schedule 4 Requirements of GMP &GHP for Dairy industries for successful III Party Audits.
  • Training on GMP, GHP & HACCP and auditing to the Auditors of Bangladesh Standards Institute, Dhaka to attain NABCB accreditation.

  • Professional Qualifications:

  • Certified Lead Auditor for Quality Management Systems.
  • Certified Lead Auditor for Food Safety Systems-HACCP.
  • Certified Lead Auditor for EMS 14001,OHSAS18001.
  • Lead Auditor –Energy Management System.
  • Certified Assessor for Laboratory Accreditation–ISO17025:2017& ILAC-G3.

  • Education

  • Bachelor of Science Dairy Technology– 1983 from National Dairy Research Institute.