Here's what people have to say about working with Ciska...

I had the pleasure of working with Ciska over several years during which the multi-national pharmaceutical company I have worked for nearly a decade now had a global drinks business, which comprised many household names. Given the complex and ever evolving nature of food regulation across ANZ, it was reassuring to know that I could always rely on Ciska for detailed and accurate advice such that I could make decisions with both Trans-Tasman and global ramifications. It is regrettable that my company sold its drinks business in 2014, as consultants as proficient and solutions-focussed as Ciska are difficult to find in either the pharmaceutical or foods industries.

Christian Mellor, Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate for global pharmaceutical company

As an energy product in a newly developed category, getting the best professional advice in food compliance is paramount. Ciska has worked with Revvies since our product development stage confirming ingredients and labeling compliance in Australia and NZ. As a small business we have worked with a number of lawyers and legal firms and have found Ciska to be exceptional. Not only is her advice well researched, clear and concise without all the unnecessary "legalese". She remains one of the most knowledgeable lawyers in the food and beverage industry and even keeps us up to date on any legislation that could be affecting our product or business. I highly recommend her to any business that needs to wade through the exhaustive ANZFS as she has been an essential part of our compliance process as a whole.

Jacqui Nolan-Neylan, Co-founder and Operations Director, Revvies Energy Strips Pty Ltd

I have worked with Ciska through Simpson Grierson regularly for the last 5 years for food law advice. I thoroughly enjoy working with Ciska and we have a great professional relationship.

Ciska’s advice is superb as, even on complex matters, it’s clear and commercial. In addition to the provision of legal advice Ciska is a trusted business partner as her knowledge of the consumer goods industry and regulatory environment is invaluable. I don’t know what I’d do without her assistance!

Legal Manager for global alcohol beverage company

I have been working with Ciska de Rijk for the past three years (since 2014).  I work in the food industry and Ciska has been kind enough to provide legal advice regarding product compliance to food and other relevant product regulation for the New Zealand and Australian markets. 

During that time Ciska's advice has always been prompt, pertinent and clear.  During that period we have launched a number of new products as well as continuing to market our existing range of products and have not experienced any regulatory issues with our products. 

Supply Chain Manager Asia Pacific for multi-national FMCG company