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Food Safety Manager

Rome, Italy
December 27, 2020

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Paolo Torlai


Born: May the 16th 1968

Nationality: Italian

Married: August 1994; one daughter two sons

Address: Via Campania, 19; 00045 Genzano di Roma, Rome (Italy); Mobile:+393********* email:


April 1995 Postgraduate Degree in Brewing Sciences at Catholic University of Louvain la Neuve, Brussels, Belgium

July 1992 Bachelor of Agronomy Sciences at Università degli Studi di Bologna, Italy Final grade: 103/110 in Mechanical Engineering applied to Agriculture; 6 months internship training (Vegetal Diseases).

June 1986 Maturità Scientifica (High School) at Liceo Scientifico “Da Vinci”, Pescara, Italy EXPERIENCE and COMPETENCIES:

January 2013 on

Bolton Food: Category Manager (Meats, Spreadable and Pet Food) reporting to Bolton Food R&D Director; coordinating one senior Scientist and staff plus one Scientist based in Thailand (parent Company resource - Pet Food) With the new assignments the position remained close to manufacturing lines (Simmenthal facility, southern Rome Italy) and to a pilot plant. Bolton Food major brands are fish/meat shelf stable products: Rio Mare, Simmenthal and Petreet (as Pet Food). Main Responsibilities and activities: Lead New Products Development and Productivities Programs for Raw and Pack Materials; Provide expertise to the business: either facing commodities worldwide market trend, or assuring high RM quality standards, or leveraging on a global business scale. Since year 2000 Second Party Auditor: FSQA Supplier Auditing: focused on packaging, meat and other ingredients against EU, South America and Northern Africa suppliers. 2008 -2012

Mondelēz: Senior Scientist, Local Categories; reporting to R&D Grocery Section Manager

(Munich Germany).Main Responsibilities and activities: Coordinate local new products launches within Grocery Category. Lead cost reductions /quality improvements programs and provide expertise, designing commodities for tailored business needs. 2006 – 2008

Kraft Foods: Category Buyer Meat and Ingredients,

reporting to Meat Procurement team Kraft Foods Oscar Mayer (Madison, WI). Main Responsibilities: Locally implement policies and strategies capable to develop, execute and 2

manage timely procurement (overseeing a 35 mil $ yearly turn-over). Provide expertise to develop/execute strategic agreements with key suppliers located mainly in South America. Maintain relationships with suppliers and local Business Units Senior Management. Support productivities. 1999 – 2006

Kraft Foods Italy: Quality Assurance and Business Development Manager,

“Simmenthal” Plant, managing a staff of 11 employees and reporting to Operations Director Cluster Food Italy. Main Responsibilities and activities: HACCP-GMP: managing compliance with worldwide Kraft-Philip Morris procedures and Italian / local regulations. Quality Control: reviewing chemical and microbiological methods and prerequisite controls programs, managing all quality chain system. Packaging development: improving quality of existing packaging and developing new packaging projects meeting customers and marketing needs, drafting and reviewing specifications language in a worldwide template. New products and new formulas realizations: with responsibilities in food safety assessments and conversion of R&D projects. Staff managing and training: planning and applying training programs for all Plant employees. ISO: the plant has been certified ISO 9001:2000 (November 2001) and ISO 9002 (Oct 1999). 1995 – 1999

Birra Peroni Industriale (major Italian brewing Company) Quality Assurance Manager at Napoli Plant, with a strong focus in beverages manufacturing (brewing, fermentation and blending) and packaging technologies (cans, drums, bottles); managing the change of my Department from a Quality Control (a 25 employee’s staff) to a Quality Assurance department. 1993 –1995

Training Program as Birra Peroni employer across Italy and Corporate functions (starting from ground floor assignments to Plant Manager Assistant). Training program ended in Belgium with a 9 months post graduate course (see education). FOREING LANGUAGES:

English and French: fluent – by daily working practice and by attending postgraduate courses. Portuguese and Spanish: elementary - by working practice. TENURES TRACKS ; SEMINARIES ATTENDANCES; MAIN TRAININGS:

Research paper :”Study on the growth and enterotoxin production by Staphylococcus Aureus in… meat “ MDPI Journals; Open access: Toxins; (i.f. 3,273); Basel (Switzerland) May 2019

Contractor teacher at SPVIA II level Master: Feed chain: Official Control and I Party manufacturing monitoring ; Perugia University (Italy); 2017

Contractor speaker at 9 DIBAF Workshop: Innovation in beef based products; Tuscia Viterbo University (Italy); 2017

Member of Advisory Group for Beef Meat, EU Commission, 2009 -2013

Contractor speaker at a Reed Events Seminary conference, “Plastic materials in contact with food”, rigid ones 2011 and flexible ones 2012, Milan (Plast Journal)

Contractor speaker at Silliker Simposium, “Food safety in Food industries”, Milan 2011

Contractor teacher at I level Masters: Agri-Food chain management; Teramo University (Italy); 2008

Contractor teacher at I level Masters: “Food safety and quality management”; IRFI Rome; 2006

Seminary conference on behalf of Italian Advisors Professional Order for Agronomy: “Food Safety: agronomy Postgraduates role”; Agriculture public Exhibition, Chieti (Italy); 2006

Contractor teacher at a Seminary Conference “Food contact packaging development prospective”; Milan University (Italy); 2005

Compliance and Integrity; yearly 2007 on.

Internal auditor’s senior trainer: worldwide 2010; 2011; 2012.

Lead Auditor ISO 9000:2000 Series, LRQA, IRCA recognized. Munich (Germany); 2002

HACCP Implementation Workshop, American Meat Foundation. Parma (Italy); 2001

Supplier/Co M Audit Training, Kraft Foods, Munich, (Germany); 2000

Human Resources management, ISMO, Milan (Italy); 1999, 2000

Internal first part auditor training attendee; Kraft Foods and BVQI, Rome, Milan 1999,2000, 2001,2002.

Water and Air pollution Treatments Technician; Local Health Authority; Pescara, (Italy) 1989.

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