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Food Safety Quality

Newark, DE
April 17, 2020

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Richard Buell


The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA Graduated December 2018 College of Agricultural Sciences B.S. Food Science & Technology Research and Product Development Course Project

Developed a prototype to target current consumer preferences from conceptual state, marketing, process innovation and development including HACCP and CCP’s, package development, internal sensory evaluation, formulation for scale-up to product promotion

Undergraduate Research

Food for Gut Health Laboratory

- Performed critical, constructive analysis of food safety and drug interactions from summary, classification, analysis, and comparison of scientific text relying on published literature and data

- Expanded my understanding on how the distribution, functionality, metabolism, and excretion of a drug can lead to adverse effects when consuming certain drinks or foods with specific drugs Relevant Courses

Unit Operations of Food Processing Managing Food Quality Chemical Methods of Food Analysis Food Engineering Principles Food Microbiology Laboratory Science and Tech. of Muscle Foods EXPERIENCE

Refresco Beverages USA, Concordville PA April 2019 – Present Quality Assurance

- Continuous Improvement Team

o Develop ideas and prioritize projects with other departments to ensure cost optimization efforts are addressed, implemented and sustained

- Safety and Risk Management Team

o Collaborate with management to institute control and remedial measures for hazardous and potentially hazardous conditions of equipment

- Responsible for chemical and microbiological analysis, and documentation of results of soft drink beverages, incoming raw materials, and packaging to ensure full quality control compliance

- Manage and review product specification documentation o Identify QA trends to determine root-cause of a problem and perform CAPA plans to effectively execute solutions for out-of-compliance situations

- Demonstrate agility and teamwork to efficiently start-up production lines and change-overs of process equipment and operators to minimize downtime

Sanofi Pasteur/Manpower, Swiftwater, PA July 2018– April 2019 Production Technician

- Documented and reported detailed findings of production deficiencies to management

- Strictly adhered to SOP’s, material specification, cGMP, cGDP, training seminars, and safety guidelines to meet the demands of high-quality product standards and product schedule Albrightsville Volunteer Fire Company, Albrightsville PA December 2009 – August 2015 Volunteer Firefighter

- Combined efforts with neighboring volunteer fire companies to respond to fires, motor vehicle accidents, and any natural disasters

- Dedicated over 250 hours to hands-on fire safety protocol seminars CERTIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

Analysis, Innovation, Safety Awareness, Statistical Software, CAPA, SAP, SOPs, HPLC, RealSPC (Specs Management Software), Sampling, cGMPs, Professional working proficiency in Spanish, Excellent in MS Office 23D Kings Circle

Newark, DE 19702


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