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Food Safety Quality

Kottayam, Kerala, India
October 10, 2019

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Core Competencies

Quality Assurance

Food Safety Management

Process & Quality Improvement

Audit, Inspection, & Compliance

Production Planning & Control

Health & Safety

Manufacturing Operations

Cross-Functional Coordination

Team Building & Leadership

Food Safety Professional, targeting senior level assignments in Quality Assurance / Health & Safety with an organization of high repute Profile Summary

Senior Quality professional with nearly 16 years of progressive Quality Assurance & Quality Control experience in improving productivity of business operations and successfully implementing quality systems Displayed skills in defining & implementing quality standards & structured processes / internal control plans for production operations in plants

Delivered Health & Safety Awareness (NEBOSH IGC) and fundamental knowledge of risk management as per the international standards Expertise in monitoring CCP & quality parameters during the process to maintain the product quality & safety

Rich exposure in monitoring & controlling daily activities as per HACCP & ISO 9001 and ESMA HALAL standards

Trained Factory Team on Basic Food Hygiene, CCP Monitoring, & Firefighting Monitored production operations with respect to cost, resource deployment, time overruns, quality compliance and manpower planning to ensure timely execution of the activities

Expertise in conducting audits periodically to assess the status of deployment of systems and taking corrective measures for achieving organizational objective

Soft Skills


Bachelor of Bio-Chemistry from Bharathiar University, India in 1998 Certifications

ISO 22000 (Provisional Lead Auditor)

HACCP Level 3

PIC Level 3

HACCP Internal Auditing

NEBOSH IGC 1: Management of International Health & Safety NEBOSH GC 2: Control of International Workplace Hazards NEBOSH GC 3: International Health and Safety – Practical Assessment Career Timeline

Jun’01 – Jun’02

Rishy C S +91-623******* / +971-********* SkypeID: rishics78

Dec’02 – May’03

Silverline Minerals,

Kerala as Chemist

Surabhi Aqua

Minerals, Kerala

as Chemist

Coca-Cola, Al-Ain,

UAE as Chemist

Feb’05 – Jun’09

Nestlé Dubai


Dubai, UAE as

Quality Controller

Diamond Meat

Processing, Dubai,

UAE as Senior

Quality Assurance


Aug’09 – Oct’09 Jan’10 – Jun’19








Trainings Attended

Awareness Training on OHSAS 18001 : 1999 conducted by TUV Middle East FSMS Lead Auditor Training

Meat Products of India, Edayar, Koothatukulam (Govt. of Kerala undertaking) Basic Food Hygiene Training

ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training

Person in Charge Level 3 Training as per Food Control Department Dubai Municipality HACCP Awareness

Halal Awareness

NEBOSH International General Certificate

Work Experience

Diamond Meat Processing, Dubai, UAE as Senior Quality Assurance Executive Jan’10 – Jun’19 Joined as Quality Assurance Executive and promoted to Senior Quality Assurance Executive in 2014 Role:

Provided proactive leadership as HACCP Team Leader, Management Representative & PIC for quality assurance, and ensured compliance and audit readiness of facility Ensured adherence to quality systems, maintained requisite documents to ensure complete in-process quality & improvement in process capabilities; provided guidance & recommended improvements on production methods to reduce production costs

Implemented corrective and preventive actions (CAPA) for departmental improvement (CPM reduction, GMP, Hygiene, Internal Issues)

Steered development, execution and upgradation of HACCP Systems based on Codex Alimentarius and Quality Management System (ISO9001)

Creating SOP's and training guides for projects involving multi-departmental coordination Participated in weekly Top Management Meeting from 2014 Managed activities of 70 Food Handlers

Performed evaluation of raw materials (Meat, Spices, Packing Materials) from new/ existing suppliers for having an approved brand list

Preparing internal & corporate quality documentation and reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing trends for failed processes, stability studies, recalls, and corrective actions Supervised revision of ISO 9001 Manual & HACCP Manual Liaised with Dubai Municipality Inspectors and managed other municipality related activities (Product Approval, Label Approval, Waste Disposal Approval)

Administered SFDA Product and Label Approval

Training, coaching, mentor & empowering employees to obtain higher level of Food Safety Production Highlights:

Successfully implemented ESMA Halal Certification

Led the team of 7 members in achieving SFDA Approval for factory in 2017 Acquired Dubai Municipality approval for the new factory 2015 Steered implementation of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Standard Sanitation Operating Procedure (SSOP), Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), Health & Safety requirements and maintained quality of products as per customer’s specification Acted as point of contact for all customers (established & potential) regarding quality objectives, procedures and concerns Increased departmental efficiency with improved reporting which led to greater responsibilities for the entire department Reduced customer complaint by effective root cause analysis and improving quality standards Implemented customer complaint system and root-cause problem-solving that eliminated major customer complaints since implementation

Passed Audits from:

o Alpha Flight Catering and listed as Approved Supplier - 2017 o ESMA Halal Audit – 2017

o Qatar Airways and listed as Approved Supplier - 2016 o Emirates Flight Catering and listed as Approved Supplier - 2010 o Lulu and listed as Approved Supplier - 2010

o Carrefour and listed as Approved Supplier - 2010 o Spinneys and listed as Approved Supplier - 2010

Acted as:

o Auditee for supplier audits (Carrefour, Spinney's, Emirates, Hilton, Habtoor, Etihad, Qatar Airways, Al Shaya)

o In-charge of all HACCP Related Contracts with regards to calibration, metal detectors, cleaning, & pest control o In-charge of conducting thorough investigation with regards to customer complaints by conducting onsite visits, interacting with suppliers & customers regarding quality of the products o Personal In-Charge (Level 3 )

o In-charge of overall Hygiene Supervision on the production and non-production area of the company o Company Representative during Saudi audit and represented company in meetings with Ministry of Economy (UAE), and Dubai Municipality

Nestlé Dubai Manufacturing, Dubai, UAE as Quality Controller Aug’09 – Oct’09 Role:

Played a key role in process monitoring and control filling and blending of Analysis of Trace Elements, Package Quality Specification, Secure Seal Test, Mixer Operations & Isolation of Non-conforming Products and Corrective Action

Conducted incoming inspection of raw materials like Milk Powder, Co2, and primary packaging materials Assisted in calibration of lab equipment like X-Ray Fluorescence, Height & Thickness Gauge and Weighing Scale Coca-Cola, Al-Ain, UAE as Chemist Feb’05 – Jun’09

(ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001)


Contributed in process monitoring, control filling and blending of Brix & Carbonation Test, Package Quality Specification, Secure Seal Test, Torque Evaluation, Mixer Operations, Isolation of Non-conforming Products and Corrective Action

Managed incoming inspection of Raw Materials like Sugar, Co2 and primary packaging materials Assisted in monitoring & control of Water Treatment including Chemical Analysis of Water, Operations of Ro Plant, Backwash of Sand & Carbon Filter and Sanitation of Carbon Filter Monitored & controlled cleaning & sanitation of Filler, Mixer & Syrup Tank, Detergent Residual Checking, Detergent Concentration Analysis and Types of CIP

Worked on:

o Calibration of Lab Equipment: Density Meter, Pressure Gauge, Turbidity Meter, PH & TDS Meter, Height

& Thickness Gauge

o Microbiology: Sampling Procedures, Filtration, Incubation & Reporting Result o Blow Molding Process: Measurement of wall thickness of bottles/ section and bottle defects Previous Experience

Surabhi Aqua Minerals, Kerala as Chemist Dec’02 – May’03 Silverline Minerals, Kerala as Chemist Jun’01 – Jun’02 Project Undertaken

Lipid profile in Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus, done at Medical College Hospital, Kottayam Personal Details

Date of Birth: 25th April 1978

Languages Known: English, Malayalam, Tamil & Hindi Address: Chirayil House, Vattapally Post, Changancherry – 686101, Kerala, India

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