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Food Safety Quality

Bethalto, Illinois, United States
August 30, 2018

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618-***-**** **** Beall Avenue Alton, Illinois 62002

Quality Assurance Specialist

A highly efficient, methodical and talented quality assurance employee who has considerable experience of developing and implanting effective quality control processes and essentials of safety and quality. Strong customer service experience and a background in achievement in supporting all levels of management & working to set schedules and deadlines. Professional Experience

King’s Food Products, Belleville, Illinois 62220 August 2017- December 2017 Food Safety and Quality Manager

Train food safety staff.

Coordinated with management to develop and implement new standards

Ensured compliance with USDA FDA HACCP GMP and standards and guidelines

Prepared regular reports on food safety standards

Implemented company food safety management system. Ensured compliance with current safety processes

Identified issues with current processes and implemented adjustments when required

Responded to customer complaints and sought timely resolutions

Performed internal quality audits on a quarterly basis

Followed-up regarding quality and food safety issues noted by customers.

Conducted training programs for food safety and quality issues.

Prepared for and corrected follow-up actions for third party facility and program inspections.

Ensured compliance to information requests, audits, labeling, testing requirements, specifications, complaints, production support, problem solving.

Developed and maintained compliance to departmental budget. Novus International, St. Charles, Missouri May 2012-August 2017 Sample Specialist

Performed analytical methods using LECO, Titrator, HPLC and other laboratory equipment. Served as second chemist for method development .

Developed a streamlined sample login process for Analytical Services. The system has created a process flow that supports USDA compliance, creates sample traceability and provides more FTE for the analysts and managers.

Maintain all aspects of the sample login process. This includes logging, processing and shipping all samples that arrive during the same business day. Coordination of testing both internally and with our external contract laboratories, tracking and updating all analytical cost. Maintain all sample records, Ex-Us records for USDA regulations, waste records for biological and EPA compliance. Serve as a liaison for Analytical Services to our customers, both internal and external, Operations, Procurement and Regulatory. Maintain the sample retention room, walk-in freezer and the Sample Login Room.

Serve as the LIMS Administrator for Analytical Services. Developed, implemented and customized the LIMS database to suit the needs of Analytical Services. I attended two training seminars on the development and maintenance of the Sample Manager database to become the company expert on the system. Maintain test result entry, sample information, external and internal lab information, reports and invoice coding associated with all samples that go through LIMS.

Arcobasso Foods, Hazlewood, Missouri January 2012-April 2012 Quality Assurance, Lab

Lead the faculty through a successful SQF certification

Responsible for monitoring and maintaining quality and compliance documentation

Ensured all QA testing was carried out including changeovers, allergen micro swabbing and line checks. This included all raw material testing as well as the finished product. Maintained the chemical cage documentation and orders, all employee quality training verifications and managed all sample retention.

Biomerieux Pharmaceutical, Hazlewood, Missouri June 2011-January 2012 Card Production

Provided operational compliance with government regulations (FDA-Quality System Regulation, Canadian-Medical Device Registration, IVD Directive and other applicable country specific regulations) and applicable standards (ISO-9001:2000 & ISO 13485.)

Documented and recorded all DHR information into systems used by Biomerieux

Provided expert guidance to various levels on tools, techniques and management systems for quality assurance, compliance and continuous quality improvement. Helped lead the facility to develop, implement and continually improve systems to ensure customer requirements are being implemented into company products and services.

Ensured products are developed, manufactured, tested and delivered according to established procedures that assure they meet all quality requirements. Con Agra Foods, Egg Beaters Overland, Missouri April 2004-October 2007 & March 2010- June 2011

Quality Assurance Lead

Followed HACCP policy per regulation

OSHA, USDA and FDA compliances regarding production and manufacturing of egg

Ensured quality product from start to finish. Facilitated duties, ensured quality checks were being done, documented and recorded all information into SAP used for verifiability. Provide leadership to team members and communication with superiors

Stratified the plants losses and used SPC and methodology to create resolutions for plant loss. Saved company over a million dollars using this process.

Designated various duties of changeovers for optimal performance and time reduction. Started a recycle process for the facility. Chairperson of the Environmental Safety Committee. Facilitated the Purge and Over Pack Team for waste and overfill reduction. Education

Lewis and Clark Community College, Business and Science Courses 1994-1998 Blackburn University, Business and Science Courses 1993-1994 Northwestern High School, Diploma 1993

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