John A. Foster


Highly Experienced Management System Auditor and System Developer – Over 300 audits completed.
15 Years Consulting Experience to the Food Industry
International ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001 Registration Auditor
Education/research background in animal nutrition and ecology
Team Leader for Large Industry Audits

John Foster is a Certified Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC External OSSE Auditor and Senior Management System Specialist with SNC-Lavalin Inc. (

John is SNC-Lavalin’s Lead Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC Certified External Auditor. He is professionally bonded and insured as a Professional Biologist in BC and has over 30 years of consulting experience in Canada and internationally.

John currently holds the following Auditor accreditations:

  • Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC Occupational Safety Standard of Excellence (OSSE) Auditor
  • BC Maritime Employers Association Certificate of Recognition (COR) Auditor,
  • Environmental Compliance and Management System Lead Auditor (ECO Canada)
  • OHSAS 18001 (Health & Safety) Lead Auditor

John is also a Contract Auditor for the world’s largest Registrar, SGS International (ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001).

John has led well over 300 environment, compliance and health & safety audits for federal, provincial and municipal government agencies and a wide variety of private industrial and institutional organizations including manufacturing and food industry clients.

Some of John’s selected food and manufacturing industry experience in Canada and the US includes:

  • Developing environmental and emergency management systems for 26 DairyWorld plants in eight Canadian provinces.
  • Completing registration and surveillance audits of several of Nestle’s largest North American plants over the last four years, including one plant with over 5500 workers.
  • Auditing a wide variety of food operations including:
    • Liquid milk
    • Ice cream and frozen confections
    • Juice plants
    • Candy and chocolate factories
    • Bakeries
    • Meat preparation
    • Fish/shellfish processing plants
    • Packaged and frozen instant dinner plants
    • Food transportation systems
    • Food research laboratories
    • Institutional cafeterias
    • Specialty ethnic food operations
  • Auditing manufacturing company operations including:
    • Automobile parts
    • Plastic molding
    • Printing and Labeling
    • Paper box/packaging
    • Sawmills and Plywood mills
    • Pulp and Paper Mills
    • Styrofoam molding
    • Lamp and fixture manufacturing
    • Oil & gas refining
    • Fertilizer manufacturing
    • Pipe manufacturing
    • Electronic control manufacturing
    • Computer/electronics re-manufacturing
    • Metal roofing/flashing

Contact Information

John A. Foster PhD, R.P.Bio, QEP, EP(CEA), EP(EMSLA)
Senior Management System Specialist
Certified Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC OSSE Auditor
SNC-Lavalin Environment
8648 Commerce Court
Burnaby, BC
V5A 4N6

604 515 5151
f. 604 515 5150
e. [email protected]