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  • Hello

    I'm Nova Compliance

    Food Safety Consultant at Nova Compliance

    business Cannabis

    Current Nova Compliance

    Education Fresno State University , California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo, Universidad Central de Venezuela

    Expected Salary $0.00 / Hour

    • Over 18 years of food manufacturing leadership experience. Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (FSMA) Certified. Extensive knowledge in Juice HACCP (21CFR. 120), cGMPs (21CFR.110). Knowledge on the new FSMA regulations for Foods for Human Consumption (21CFR.117) HACCP Manager. Extensive knowledge on SOPs writing, training, various chemistry testing equipment, microbiological procedures, calibrations, schedules, and auditing process. Quality Systems. SQF Practitioner. Extensive knowledge of ISO 9001, FSSC 22000. Knowledge of ISO 18001 and 140001. Lean Six Sigma and root cause analysis knowledge. Created a cross-trained team to reduce over time and to create flexibility for coverage. Created leadership opportunities within and across departments. Multi-plant Quality Management experience. Experienced trainer in the areas of Food Safety and Quality. Self-driven and self-directed. Able to work with minimum supervision. Currently seeking a Certification in Instructional Design.

    • Owner - Consultant
      business Nova Compliance

      • Instructional Design of Food Safety Training.
      • Review of Food Safety Plans.
      • Food Safety/HACCP Plan Development.
      • Delivery Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF) – PCQI Training.
      • Delivery of HACCP Training.
      • Delivery of GMP Training.
      • Review of Quality Management Systems – Pre-Requisite Programs.

    • Quality Assurance Manager
      business PepsiCo

      • Management of a total of 23 employees: 2 Supervisors, 15 QA Technicians and 6 Sanitation Operators.
      • Plant Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI)
      • Budget planning and management to ensure attainment and favorability year over year.
      • Primary contact and responsible for FDA and CDH Inspections and Third-Party Audits.
      • Direct involvement with the Maintenance, Production and Engineering projects for the Plant.
      • Responsible Food Safety and Quality training for the plant.
      • Responsible for wide plant training on Food Safety and Quality topics.
      • Direct involvement with Engineering Projects as an SME and driving the meetings

    • Quality Assurance Director
      business Made In Nature

      • Responsible for the quality and food safety of two facilities.
      • Setting goals and KPIs for the Quality Department.
      • Assessing staff and providing development opportunities.
      • Providing new organizational structure to the Quality Department.
      • Work with General Manager to establish controls or weights and increase yield.

    • Contract Trainer - Adjunct Professor
      business College Of the Sequoias and Clovis Community College

      Assistance of assessment of topics for training in the Food Safety and Quality areas.

      Instructional development of Food Safety and Quality courses.

      Training of professionals on Food Safety and Quality courses.

    • Quality Systems Manager
      business Ventura Coastal

      • Responsible for the Quality Systems Management process at two (2) facilities.
      • Implementation of new processes for CAPA – Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
      • Assistance of teams in RCA process.
      • Responsible for developing instructional materials in Food Safety and Quality topics.
      • Responsible for providing the training in Food Safety and Quality topics.
      • Regulatory Subject Mater Expert (SME)
      • Responsible for the Food Safety Plan.

    • Quality Assurance Manager
      business Coca-Cola - Odwalla Juice

      • Budget planning and management to ensure attainment and favorability year over year.
      • Continuous Improvement Project Management for the Quality Department.
      • Multi-plant experience.
      • Management of a total of 21 employees: 2 Supervisors, 9 QA Analysts, 2 Micro QA Technicians, 1 QA Specialist, 6 Blend Masters, 2 Pasteurizer Operators and 1 Pre-batch Operator.
      • Multi-plant Quality support due to personnel turn around at a sister facility and GMP corporate initiatives to improve programs (Pest Control, Color Code Program.
      • Responsible for Mock Recalls.
      • Incident Management and Crisis Resolution Coordinator. Primary site contact during recalls.
      • Responsible for writing manufacturing site’s Quality Systems Procedures (i.e. Incident Management and Crisis Resolution)
      • Incident Management and Crisis Resolution Coordinator for the site.
      • HACCP Manager. Responsible for the update and quarterly review of the HACCP Plan.
      • Responsible for Consumer/Customer complaints review, reports and lead on root cause investigations and troubleshooting trends
      • Responsible for Kosher and Organic Certifications.
      • Primary contact and responsible for FDA and CDH Inspections and Third Party Audits.
      • Direct involvement with the Maintenance, Production and Engineering projects for the Plant.
      • Responsible for preparing the Food Safety and Quality topics training for the plant.
      • Responsible for wide plant training on Food Safety and Quality topics.
      • Direct involvement with Engineering Projects as an SME and driving the meetings.
      • Internal Auditor for the Quality Systems Policies and Procedures Internal Auditor for the Coca-Cola Policies to assess gaps on the site systems.
      • Responsible for driving corrective actions completion in order to achieve ≥ 95% compliance to Coca-Cola Policies.
      • Reviewed and established a new QA Department structure that helped define the QA Analysts and Blend Masters jobs and enhanced the work flow. This helped with team work and distribution of accountabilities among the QA Analysts and Blend Masters.
      • Re-structure of the Blend Masters jobs lead to $60,000 in savings related to labor.
      • Reassessment of allergen testing needs that lead to $32,000 in savings in laboratory supplies.
      • Developed an auditing program that helped increase the Safety and GMP awareness among our hourly associates; and allowed managers from other departments to be involved in the process of auditing.
      • Leader of the Quality Committee Team. This team is an hourly associate driven teams that focus on driving quality initiatives across the plant. The focus is to improve the culture around Quality and Food Safety.
      • Implemented the Quality Topic of the month before it became a corporate initiative.
      • Participation in cross-functional teams to find root cause for quality related issues.

       

    • Quality Assurance Supervisor
      business Coca-Cola - Odwalla Juice

      • Responsible for personnel schedule.

        Responsible for the maintenance of the Document Control Program.

        Responsible for the supervision of Quality Assurance associates on a daily routine.

        Responsible for training Quality Assurance associates on company policies, safety and quality topics, and laboratory techniques

    • Quality Assurance Manager
      business Mozzarella Fresca

      • Responsible for CIP/Receiving Operators and Quality Assurance Technicians.
      • Responsible for scheduling of direct reports.
      • Responsible for auditing the Quality Systems programs.
      • Responsible for the monthly GMP inspections and for driving the corrective actions resulting from the inspection.
      • Primary contact and responsible for FDA and CDH Inspections and Third Party Audits.
      • Responsible for training employees in Quality and Food Safety topics.
      • Responsible for training Quality Assurance associates on company policies, safety and quality topics, and laboratory techniques.
      • Responsible for the administration and organization of the laboratory.
      • Responsible for Consumer/Customer complaints review, reports and lead on root cause investigations and troubleshooting trends.
      • Responsible for writing Sanitation and Quality Programs/Procedures.
      • Responsible for the coordination of the Daily Product Evaluation (Sensory)
      • Developed and executed a training program for the CIP/Receiving Operators to perform all the raw milk testing necessary as required per the State of California.

    • Quality Assurance Technician
      business Cheese and Protein International

      • Performed Chemical testing of Cheese and Powder samples.
      • Performed Microbiological testing of Cheese and Powder samples.
      • Responsible for the Electrode Maintenance Program.
      • Responsible for the calibration and maintenance of the FT-120 Milk Tester.

    • Microbiologist - Ad Honorem
      business Hygiene Institute of Venezuela

      • Assisted on the development and implementation of parasitology testing techniques for raw produce and fish.
      • Performed the translation of testing techniques.

    • Quality Assurance Manager
      business Dean Foods - Berkeley Farms

      • Responsible for managing the Quality Department
      • Responsible for hiring new employees
      • Responsible for the implementation of corporate processes and procedures
      • Responsible for budget management

    • Certification in Biotechnology
    • Masters Degree in Food Science
    • Degree was in the Medical Technology field and allowed me to work at the Hospital/Clinic Laboratories performing analysis of different biological fluids samples. 
    • English
      Proficiency Native or Bilingual
    • Spanish
      Proficiency Native or Bilingual
      • Food Safety
      • Continuous Improvement
      • GFSI
      • Auditing
      • Quality Management Systems
      • Word
      • Excell
      • PowerPoint
      • Decision Making
      • Self-Directed
      • Detail Oriented
      • Organization
    • Date of Birth Mar 07 1971
      Gender Female
      Marital Status Single
      Nationality US Citizen
      Email Show Email
      Phone Number 5596900767
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