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Food Safety Manager

La Puente, CA
April 22, 2020

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Professional food science technician with extensive R&D and technical experience in consumer goods and product commercialization. Proven ability to provide functional product development and food science leadership by implementing product value initiatives. Experienced in project delivery of value engineering initiatives from the discovery phase, testing, and finishing with the implementation of cost optimization changes on various brands. Adept at creating ideas of cost savings opportunities for ingredients, finished products, and processes to improve the value proposition. Strong business acumen, communication, and relationship-building skills. HACCP& PCQI certified

• Research & Development


• New Product Development

• Food Quality Management

• Product & Process Optimization

• Food Policy & Regulation Laws

• Sensory Evaluation

•Food & Dairy Microbiology

• Project Management


DRIFTWOOD DAIRY El Monte, CA June2018 – Present

Quality Assurance Manager

Functioning as a primary Food Safety and Quality leader for the operations

Managing and enforcing the implementation, verification, and validation of Food Safety and Quality programs such as HACCP program, SSOPs and Facility Food Safety Plan including Preventive Controls

Managing regulatory relationship with local CDA inspectors, SQF and other regulatory agencies

Developing and communicating metrics for key quality and food safety parameters and communicate with the leadership team to drive continuous improvement

C&F FOODS INC City of Industry, CA (Contract Position) October2017 – May 2018

Research and Development Food Technologist

Formulate and commercialize new product formulas including translating bench top recipes into production formulas efficiently, pilot plant trails, shelf life studies, sensory and consumer evaluations.

Working closely with cross-functional teams to generate tentative and final product specs using Genesis

Documentation and Validation of product formulas, technical support for all internal and external customers

Providing research and technical presentations in all marketing efforts across appropriate business pillar

DELI EXPRESS, E.A. SWEEN COMPANY Eden Prairie, MN (Contract Position) May2017 – September 2017

Research and Development Food Technologist

Assist in building new prototypes; validate functionality of prototype in pilot plant and production facility

Assess new and alternate ingredient suppliers for additional sourcing; obtain appropriate documentation

Support competitive product research experiments, shelf life, and sensory studies; record test results

Collect analytical data to support NLEA labeling requirements and implement nutritional labeling claims

Partner with commercial manager and cross-functional teams on project management; provide technical input and decision-making in the process

AGROPUR DAIRY COOPERATIVE St. Paul, MN (Contract Position) March2017 – April 2017

Quality Assurance Lab Technician

Performed microbiological, chemical and physical testing’s - PSD, Density, and Moisture

Recorded quality test results of samples, and maintained appropriate documentation, spreadsheets, and SOPs

Executed pre-operational evaluations of processing rooms and equipment


University of Wisconsin Stout Menomonie, WI Master of Science – Food and Nutritional Science Graduated 2016

Student Senator, Stout Student Association, 2016 GPA 3.7

Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University Tirupati, India Bachelor of Technology – Dairy Science Graduated 2013

Fluent in Microsoft Office, Genesis/ESHA, QA Studio, JD Edwards, SPSS, Shelf Life Studies, Consumer Studies

CERTIFICATIONS: PCQI, HACCP, Advanced HACCP (Validation and Verification) and Food Safety, Chemical Safety and Sanitation

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