Conduct over 500 hours of third party and proprietary second party audits, including GMP, HACCP, SQF edition 7.2, SQF and BRC Pre-Assessments, FSMA gap audits, and Costco Food Safety audits. Responsible for all aspects of Evaluation stage, including drafting audit plans, desk and facility audits, report writing, and corrective action review.
Conduct technical review for HACCP, SQF, and BRC audits.
Fast tracked two year training program to 8 months.
Responsible for CB 17065 compliance including responding to customer complaints, auditor credential management, maintenance of Operations and Quality manuals, corrective and preventive actions, auditor calibration, and impartiality.
Develop applications, audit checklists, CB manuals, supporting documents, and scheme guidance for and applications for gluten free, organic, and non-GMO schemes.
Consulting, including developing HACCP programs and building successful programs to achieve audit compliance.
Support lead trainers in public training courses, including Intro to HACCP, Advanced HACCP, and PCQI courses.
01/2014 - 09/2015
Le Belge Chocolatier － Napa, CAQA Manager
Responsible for internal and 3rd party audit and regulatory compliance, including FDA, Kosher, SQF, AIB, ISO 9001:2008, customer audits, non-GMO, organic, CalOSHA, and internal food safety audits.
Head of Food Safety, Crisis Management, HACCP, Product Quality, and Food Defense teams.
Develop and implement HACCP and Quality based HACCP program for the facility.
Develop and implement GMPs, including first time certification for 3rd party food safety audits.
Work with 3rd party lab to design and implement 3rd party validation studies as well as raw material testing schemes and finished product/release testing schedule. Maintain proficiency testing for pH, moisture, and total fat.
Analyze incoming raw materials.
Design and implement all food safety and QMS documentation (PRPs, Policy, SOPs, SSOPs, and various other documentation needs, including robust Allergen, Sensory, Vendor Approval, Product Specification, and Environmental Monitoring Program)
Responsible for verification and validation of the Food Safety Management System, including allergen clean out validation, CCP validation, and various monitoring/verification activities.
04/2013 - 12/2013
PGP International － Woodland, CASanitation Supervisor
Responsible for eight direct reports.
Manage Pest Control, Environmental Monitoring, and all Sanitation activities.
Manage lab during six month QA Manager vacancy, including supervising lab staff.
Head successful footwear control and tool accountability projects
Core member of HSE projects for ISO14000, Safety assessments, and OSHA compliance.
Ensure Sanitation compliance for BRC transition to SQF, AIB, Organic, Kosher, and customer, regulatory, and 3rd party audits.
HACCP team member.
Responsible for all SSOP revision and writing, and all Sanitation Documentation.
Complete all sanitation, allergen, and environmental corrective actions and validation studies, including a detailed response to FDA 483 citation and allergen clean out validation studies.
10/2010 - 04/2013
Nestle Waters North America － Phoenix, AZQA Resource
Responsible for all internal and 3rd party audit and regulatory compliance, including FDA, Kosher, customer audits, IBWA, and internal Nestle ISO based lab and FSSC food quality and safety audits
Elevated facility to 100% compliance on FSMS (FSSC 22000 based) audits.
Responsible for sanitation budget. Reduced process chemical spending by 88%.
Develop HACCP program and SOPs for new line design in facility independently
Serve as back-up supervision for Production employees
Part of a national level 3 person team to develop LIMS system and various laboratory methods.
Responsible for all duties in microbiology lab including sampling, daily testing, special projects, internal calibration and validation planning, data entry, ordering and supply, and laboratory safety.
Coordinate all Food Safety programs at facility
Responsible for all QA activities including hygiene, microbiology, sanitation, chemistry, customer feedback, quality assurance, regulatory compliance, and all-employee GMP/HACCP/Food Safety training.
Membrane filtration and wet chemistry analysis.
Work both individually and on corporate level teams to create and institute a number of programs including sensory testing, a refined microbiology program, a lower cost process chemical solution, electronic sample data databases, and hold, positive release, and supply chain review programs.
10/2009 - 10/2010
Shamrock Farms － Phoenix, AZLaboratory Technician
Adhere to FDA regulations and GMPs and GLPS
Daily use of FTIR, RMD, TLC, refractometer, and autoclave to test incoming raw materials as well as First off/Last off line samples.
Frequent plating & reading of microbiological samples.
Responsible for sensory testing and plant wide thermometer calibration (ice bucket method).
Education and Training
Hampshire College － Amherst, MA, USABachelor of Arts: Analytical ChemistrySenior Thesis: Investigation of antimony species Sb (III) & Sb (V) in a contaminated site in an antimony mining area. Presented at International Humic Substance Society's Humic Science and Technology Conference (XI)