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Food Safety Manager

Winston-Salem, NC
March 30, 2019

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Eslam Saleh Sharkawy

* *** ** *** **, from El Nos st, Ibrahem Bek, 13211 Kaliobia, Egypt


- Gained the nation-wide Citadel Capital Scholarship (Qalaa Holding Scholarship Foundation), Egypt 2011, to study MSc Food Safety at Wageningen UR in the Netherlands

- Gained Wageningen University fellowship to study biology at Hohenheim University as a part of the Euroleague of Life Sciences, Germany, 2012

- Gained short study grant, IAMZ-CIHEAM, Spain, 2011 15/01/2018(onwards)



Laboratory Manager

Al-Watania Poultry, a company specialized in poultry farming and processing

- Managing daily microbiological and chemical analysis of raw poultry meat, processed meat products and functional additives

- Communicating laboratory data with the Quality Department for food safety and quality control monitoring and undertaking the appropriate action plans

- Establishment for a new laboratory for waste water treatment unit Technical Adviser

Egyptian International Company for Milling Industry& Olam SVI Egypt, a company specialized in grain storage, milling and flour production.

- Setting laboratory Standard Operation Procedures SOPs for wheat, flour and additives sampling plan and chemical analysis according to AACC standard.

- Establishing an integrated HACCP system for the processing plant.

- Food safety and hygiene training for production, quality and maintenance staff. Sr. Microbiologist

Tag El Melouk Food Industries, a company specialized in dry-mixing powders and food additives production, 6 October 1st Industrial zone, Area #3, Egypt

- Microbiological and chemical analysis of received raw materials and final products

- Support R&D Department in projects planning and applied research funding. Being a microbiologist, I collaborated with the company R&D team to propose the research project '' Isolation and characterization of food-borne pathogens from gelatin and cocoa powder by conventional and advanced microbiological approaches''. We applied for funding through the Science and Technology Development Fund (STDF) of Egypt, Wellcome Trust Fund and the Newton Institutional Link of the British Council. The project represented an applied research and collaboration work between Egyptian and British research and industrial partners

20/04/2014–01/02/2015 Microbiologist



Özgazi Holding B.V.(Ltd), Etten-Leur, a company specialized in feta cheese production, North Brabant, The Netherlands

- Establishing a microbiological lab for the company in accordance with lab accreditation ISO 17025 system

- Microbiological and chemical analysis of received raw milk and processed dairy products

- Optimization of fermentation processes in feta cheese processed from cows, sheep and goats milk using mixtures of probiotics and starter culture strains

- Assist Quality Assurance Department in shelf-life studies and products keeping quality analysis through complex distribution channels

- Technical support to the Quality Department in case of complaints of products defects and quality deterioration due to problems of microbial origins

R&D Microbiology intern, Wageningen UR MSc student Kraats Kaas B.V.(Ltd), Hoogeveen, a company specialized in the grating and slicing of cheese for retail and industry, Drenthe, The Netherlands On pursuing my MSc Food Safety at Wageningen UR under collaboration with Wageningen UR Lab of Food Microbiology, my internship research project was completed and aimed at:

1- Reviewing the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) as an integrated food safety system to cope with the latest knowledge and recent updates of controlling physical, chemical and biological hazards associated with semi-hard cheese slicing and grating production 2- Re-assessment of sliced Edam cheese shelf life by microbiological monitoring of the growth of yeasts and moulds commonly associated with cheese spoilage by conventional culturing techniques from cheese packed in modified atmosphere (MAP, CO2:N2 mix, O

2 less than 1%). Physico-chemical and

sensory analysis were also made from representative samples at different time points. Data were further integrated using predictive microbiology tools in order to estimate the expected shelf life and whether it can be further extended. The study was significantly important for the company in its growing expansion and potential to open into new and somehow far markets where shelf life of food products plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and keeping quality of products along their complex distribution channels. Further details about internship research can be provided upon request

Food Safety MSc student, Microbiologist

Wageningen University and Research Centre, Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Wageningen, Gelderlands, The Netherlands Doing researches focused on microbiology and molecular biology of food- borne pathogens. MSc thesis is entitled '' The impact of growth history on stress robustness of Listeria monocytogenes''. Further details about research thesis can be provided upon request

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Veterinarian R&D specialist

Al Watania Poultry, the middle east leader in poultry farming and processing, Wadi El Natrun, Beheira, Egypt

- Assist plant manager in full poultry processing lines installations and performance-focused solutions by Meyn and GEA operations in the company newly established abattoir and processing plant in Egypt

- Engaged in various pilot plant down-scaled operations from product formulation till full commercial manufacturing processes

- Leading R&D team for identifying the best methods for poultry meat preservation, extending shelf life using predictive microbiology tools, best MAP gas ratio and packaging design

Veterinarian Reserved Lieutenant Officer

Veterinary Services Organization of the Egyptian Ministry of Defense, various locations in Egypt

Spent obligatory military service and worked as :

-Veterinarian Trainee (3 months) at the primary unit of livestock farms of Tall al Kebir zone. Farms supply the military food processing plants with raw beef and milk products

- Veterinarian Trainee (3 months) at the Higher Military Medical Services Institute at Obour Zone, Cairo

- Veterinarian (2 years) at the meat processing unit of the General Services Organization of the Ministry of Defence, Cairo Masters' degree of Food Safety

Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, Gelderlands, The Netherlands

A multidisciplinary master's combining courses in food microbiology, toxicology, microbiological and toxicological risk assessment, food allergy and related intolerance, European food law and food safety management in its first year. The master's is also supported by an independent thesis-based research and an internship that represents an application of research into the industry atmosphere My master's thesis was focused on the microbial ecology of Listeria monocytogenes and my internship was a collaborative research work between KraatsKaas B.V.(Ltd) and Wageningen UR Lab of Food Microbiology 01/09/2002–01/05/2007 Bachelors' degree of Veterinary Medicine Cairo University, Giza, Egypt

A multi-disciplinary bachelor's program combining basic animal sciences like zoology, animal nutrition, veterinary physiology and histology. It included also basic bio-medical sciences like biochemistry, molecular biology, clinical pathology and pharmacology in addition to infection biology mainly microbiology, virology, parasitology and immunology. The bachelors was finally concluded by clinical veterinary studies mainly internal veterinary medicine, infectious diseases epidemiology, theriogenology and supported by practical summer training, three Page 3 / 6



months each summer season over the last three undergraduate years Team member at the research project of the European Master in Food Studies ‘’Microbiological analysis of RTE- meals for elderly persons using novel cooking approach'' Wageningen University and Research Centre, Lab of Food Microbiology, The Netherlands

Food microbiology, risk assessment and food safety management Advanced training course ‘’ pathogens, parasites and their hosts: ecology, molecular interactions and evolution’’

Euroleague of Life Sciences (ELLS), Hohenheim University, Stuttgart, Germany

Biology, molecular biology, pathology and immunology 01/05/2012–05/05/2012 Workshop in European Food Law European Directorate General for Health and Consumer (DG Sanco), European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

General food law, current state and future amendments of regulations controlling GMOs, novel food, food with special health claims and food labeling in the European Union

03/04/2011–08/04/2011 Advanced training course ‘’Incorporation of quality and safety in food marketing plans’’

Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (IAMZ) - International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), Zaragoza, Spain Supply chain management, food global marketing strategies, food safety and quality management



Online course ‘’ 4th virtual training workshop on bioinformatics’’ ABREN Asian Bioinformatics Research and Education Network and Kyushu Institute of Technology (Japan)

Data mining in bioinformatics, biological data bases, alternative transcription and translation as a source of new forms of eukaryotic and prokaryotic proteins Advanced training course on ‘’Hazard Analysis and Critical Control point (HACCP)’’

Regional Centre for Safety and Quality of Food Stuffs (Robert von Ostertag Service Lab), Cairo University (Egypt)

- General aspects of food hygiene as well as food borne illness

- An overview and principle of HACCP system, how to conduct and setup HACCP study, case studies of different food commodities and HACCP plan auditing



Mother tongue(s)

Other language(s)




Communication skills

Digital competence

Social Skills

Other skills

Lab training '' advanced analytical methods of

biochemical parameters, nucleic acids and

applications of PCR''

Biotechnology Centre and Biochemistry Department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt

Spectrometry, DNA and plasmid extraction, gel electrophoresis, PCR applications, protein isolation and purification



Listening Reading Spoken interaction Spoken production C2 C2 C2 C2 C2

TOEFL iBT, MODLI Institute

A2 A2 A1 A1 A1

MODLI Institute, preliminary French level

A1 A1 A1 A1 A1

Levels: A1 and A2: Basic user - B1 and B2: Independent user - C1 and C2: Proficient user Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Leadership and excellent communication skills within the frame of quality management and respect of ethical performance SELF-ASSESSMENT






Processing creation solving

Proficient user Independent user Basic user Independent user Independent user Digital competences - Self-assessment grid

Good command of office suit as Word, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentation and photo editing as an amateur photographer Registered volunteer and food safety member at the Egyptian Food Bank(NGO) that supplies basic food commodities to the low income communities in Egypt

Main hobbies are walking, running, swimming, playing football and listening to Latin music

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1- Prof. Thomas Romig

Professor of Biology and Parasitology

University of Hohenheim

FG Parasitologie 220B

70599 Stuttgart,


Phone: +497**-********, Fax: +497**-********

E-mail: 2- Prof. Mohamad Warda

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University,

Ex-Director of Biotechnology Center for Services and Researches Giza 12211


Tel: +202********, Mob: +201*********

Fax: +202********

E-mail: 3- Dr. Fernando Parra

Corporate Technical Consultant, DVM

Al-Watania Poultry Co,

6 October City,



4- Dr. Hamdy El Bassel

R&D manager

Tag El Melouk Food Industries

6 October Industrial Zone, Area#3,


Mob: 002**********


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