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Food Safety Manager

Chicago, Illinois, United States
July 12, 2019

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Christian J Dumatol

Phone Number: 360-***-****


Current Address:

**** *. ****** ***, *** #1

Chicago, IL 60645


University of Washington

Bachelor of Science, Microbiology


*Motivational Quality Manager*

*Multi-tasking Factory Hygienist*

*Industry Experienced Microbiologist*

*Detail Oriented Auditor*


To acquire a managerial position in a reputable establishment utilizing my experiences obtained within food manufacturing facilities, a dietary supplement/food company, a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant environment, and laboratory research clinic setting. To hone my leadership abilities applying the experiences and skills garnered as a Factory Hygienist, and Quality Manager; implementing my international exposure to further develop diversification in promoting multiethnic and multicultural environments in a team-centered workplace. To apply educational experience with a Master of Public Health (candidate) to ensure customer safety and build company reliability within industry.


July 2014- Present Kraft Foods, Northfield, IL

Category Quality Lead

The Corporate Quality Lead supports the Beverages & Snack Nuts Division, with primary support to the Planters Brand, and acts in a dual role as the primary Corporate Quality resource for Food Safety and Supplier Quality support for the business. The Quality Lead provides broad exposure and visibility with business partners in Operations, RDQ, Marketing, Sales, Procurement, Suppliers and external manufacturers. Key responsibilities include owning supplier risk management, food safety program compliance, HACCP, and ensuring continuity of ingredient supply to the factories. Spear headed Organic Certification of Planters facility working with cross functional teams with R&D, Marketing and Quality.

Nov 2012-July 2014 Nestle Confections, Franklin Park, IL

Factory Hygienist

Nestle, Franklin Park is the producer of Butterfinger bars, Baby Ruth bars, Nips and Wafer products. Provided the technical expertise, leadership, and support essential in establishing and maintaining Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) within the facility to ensure food safety through implementation of Hygienic Zoning, Pre-Operation, and Foreign Material Monitoring programs. Established and maintained sanitary procedures by incorporating hygienic design in new equipment installations and validation of cleaning procedures (SSOPs). Responsible for coordinating services with third party vendors of cleaning and sanitation supplies (EcoLab). Served as the HACCP Team Leader and Food Safety Team Leader.

July 2012-October 2012 Glutenfreeda Foods, Burlington, WA

Quality Manager

Glutenfreeda is a food manufacturing company specializing in Individual Quick Frozen (IQF) foods (burritos, sandwich wraps, and pizza pockets), and in a full line of natural and flavored oatmeals and granolas. Spearheaded the development of a self certifyng gluten free program, ensuring that the manufacturing plant remained a dedicated gluten free facility. Established an in house testing program to monitor incoming raw materials and outgoing finished products by adhering to an incorporated HACCP and cGMP Plan. Implemented a supplier qualification program (based on AIB, SQF, BRC auditing schemes), and laboratory qualification program, to ensure quality materials.

Nov09-July 2012 Flora Inc., Lynden, WA

Quality Control Team Leader

Flora is an organic food/dietary supplement processor of Herbal Teas, Culinary Oils (Olive, Almond, Walnut, Flax), Probiotics, Dietary/Herbal Supplements employing approximately 100 people. Played a key role in the process of obtaining GMP certification for the company by developing, reviewing and reformatting current SOPs (for both Quality and Production departments) to increase production efficiencies and maintain industry standards. Presented a cost analysis, return of investment and laboratory validation plan to bring microbiology testing in-house. Currently oversee three Quality Technicians, and have implemented the current training program within the Quality and Production departments to meet cGMP guidelines. A product stability program equipment and validation/verification program (working in conjunction with the Production Manager) has been established during my tenure in the company. Organic certification, and Kosher certification are under purview of the Quality Department and I have actively participated in certification audits, FDA audits and USDA audits. I am highly familiar with USP and EP standards to establish manufacturing guidelines to meet cGMPs.

May 2000- June 2009 Central Veterinary Research Laboratories, Dubai, UAE

Laboratory Coordinator

Pioneered a breeding program of endangered avian species using molecular biology (PCR, in situ hybridization), cell biology (tissue/cell culture, micromanipulation for in vitro fertilization), and standard breeding (artificial insemination) techniques. Developed liquid nitrogen freezing techniques for storage of avian semen samples and avian cell lines. Supervised animal clinical trials for Type 2 diabetes studies and detection methods for Trypanosoma spp.

Mar 99- Mar 2000 Scientific Medical Technology, Dubai, UAE

Marketing Manager

Effectively managed existing sales force, and coordinated internal documentation while cultivating and promoting the Gulf market by procuring investment from foreign companies.

Apr93- Feb99 Neutrogena Corporation/ Johnson and Johnson

Quality Assurance/ Quality Control Manager Microbiology

Revised and improved the GMP and GLP procedures by developing more detailed industry SOPs ensuring proper validation standards. Involved in performing manufacturing audits on-site, and GMP audits of co-manufactring facilities. Acted as lead for quality microbiology during product recall and subsequent FDA audit of Johnson and Johnson facility. Helped in promoting a team-work atmosphere as liaison with production, manufacturing, packaging and quality department heads.

Research Associate Microbiologist

As senior research microbiologist organized the installation, and procurement of laboratory equipment of the new Research and Development Microbiology Laboratory. Serving as senior research microbiologist, complete familiarity with all aspects of challenge testing, efficacy testing, and bioburden testing of OTC and cosmeceutical products.

Other Work Qualifications:

Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook

GMA HACCP Certified, Vivid Learning

GMP Certification for Dietary Supplements, Natural Products Association

Lead Auditor Certified FSSC 22000, Kelmac Group

Professional Memberships:

*American Society of Microbiologists, *American Public Health Association

*American Society of Cosmetic Chemists, *American Society for Quality

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