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Food Safety Quality

Santa Ana, CA
January 15, 2020

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Mahdis Hesari

Irvine, California


Work Experience

Torn & Glasser, Quality Assurance - Compton, CA May 2018 - April 2019

● Ensuring FDA, HACCP, GMP, and Allergen control compliance

● Reviewing and Maintaining quality assurance and production documents

● Implementing and ensuring compliance of department and company QA policies

● Conducting Allergen tests, swabbing, and sampling

● Recording test results, preparing graphs, charts, and reports

● Tasting products to ensure that flavors meet specifications Aries Beef Company, Quality Control Intern - Burbank, CA Jan 2015 - May 2015

● Reviewing test results to maintain food safety standards

● Providing assistance to food scientists in research

● Conducting Spectrophotometry and Titration of Antacid and analyzing test results to classify products

● Enforcing HACCP, GMP, and SSOP compliance

● Releasing labels for production lines

Research Experience

The Methylation Status of Genes in a Cervical Cancer cell line after Nutrient Depletion Nov 2015 - Dec 2016

● Reviewing literature to identify research gaps and generating research questions

● Designing observational and experimental studies

● Culturing and Sub-Culturing cell lines in different media and tissue culture maintenance

● Preparing assay reagents

● Harvesting cells using Trypsin treatment

● Counting cells using both hemocytometer and auto-counter

● Analyzing genes functional enrichment using DAVID database and designing primers

● Isolating DNA using QIAGEN genomic DNA buffer set

● Performing Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

● Preparing Agarose gel electrophoresis of DNA and visualizing by sodium bromide staining

● Maintaining inventories of reagents and lab equipment Certificates

HACCP - Completed in California State University Northridge Education

Sheffield Medical School - Sheffield, United Kingdom MMedSci Human Nutrition California State University Northridge -Northridge, CA MS Food Science Azad University -Tehran, Iran BS Nutrition Science

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