Alma Ruting Senior consultant quality and food safety systems

With over 35 years of experience in the floriculture and horticulture sectors, I have developed a broad expertise. My background includes 10 years at the flower auction in Aalsmeer, where I specialised in shelf-life research, relationship management and translating retail concepts into specifications for growers. I have been working at Q-Point B.V. for 25 years.  

I am focused on implementing various quality systems in the horticultural sector, including ISO 9001:2015, Florimark Trade, GLOBALG.A.P., CDG and various MPS schemes. I have extensive experience with food safety systems such as BRC and IFS, as well as certifications in the seed and plant propagation sectors, such as NAL, GSPP and Naktuinbouw Elite. I assist companies seeking to integrate CSR within their business operations, aligning with the certification standards set by Stichting Certificering SNL.  

At an international level, I am involved in several projects in East Africa, Eastern Europe, Suriname, Indonesia and Egypt. 

My objective is to not only guide companies to the best extent possible but also to prioritise actual optimisation and improvements.