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Expert in Food Safety and Quality

Expert ID: 734031 Florida, USA

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Expert is a professional food safety consultant and auditor who has been registered with SQF (the Safe Quality Food Institute) as such. He has accrued vast experience implementing food safety and quality assurance compliance systems for top-tier food manufacturing firms. Expert has Excellent leadership, problem solving and relationship building skills.



A strategic food safety professional, Expert possesses nearly 30 years' experience implementing food safety and quality assurance compliance systems for top-tier food manufacturing firms. His widely inclusive background includes his management of all levels of food safety, QA, sanitation, and environmental programs. He possesses key skills in problem-solving, relationship-building, and leadership.

He has proven expertise in:

• FDA Seafood, USDA Meat & Poultry HACCP
• FSMA Rules
• USDA Agricultural Marketing Services
• EPA regulations
• GFSI Schemes-SQF, PrimusGFS, GAP, GLOBALGAP, ISO/FSSC 22000
• OSHA IIPP
• Drinking Water and Wastewater
• Food Safety and Quality Assurance System Development
• Auditing and Inspection
• Sanitation
• Pest Control
• Supply-Chain Management
• Raw Material and Finished Product Specification development
• Packaging Specification and Label Development

Expert provides all of the services required for potential clients to reach and maintain compliance at any stage of the process. A food safety and quality expert, he regularly consults to food and beverage manufacturers, growers, pack houses, hydroponic greenhouses, quick service restaurants, and supermarket retailers. He also provides day-of-audit support to assure clients' certification audits run smoothly. Additionally, his firm conducts onsite audits of your suppliers' food safety programs.

Expert's firm specializes in:
• FDA Food Code
• SQF System Development
• Produce Safety Rule Implementation
• Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCQI)
• Foreign Supplier Verification Program
• Sanitary Transport Rule
• Seafood, Meat and Poultry, Juice HACCP
• GAP, GLOBALG.AP. PrimusGFS.
• ISO 222000/FSSC 22000.
• USDA Organic

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Tampa, Florida - Saint Petersburg, Florida - Orlando, Florida - Clearwater, Florida - Gainesville, Florida - Lakeland, Florida - Deltona, Florida - Largo, Florida - Daytona Beach, Florida

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2005 Degree: BS Subject: Applied Science Food Quality Management Institution: Granite State College
Year: 2012 Degree: Masters Professional Certificate Subject: Food Safety Institution: Michigan State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2017 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Managing Partner Department: Consulting Responsibilities: The consultants at Expert's firm demonstrate decades of experience in the development and implementation of strong food safety, food quality, and regulatory compliance systems. Clients typically include top-tier food manufacturing firms.

Expert's firm offers day-of-audit support to ensure that client certification audits run smoothly. The firm also conducts onsite audits of suppliers' food safety programs. Specialties include:
• FDA Food Code
• SQF System Development
• Produce Safety Rule Implementation
• Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCQI)
• Foreign Supplier Verification Program
• Sanitary Transport Rule
• Seafood, Meat and Poultry, Juice HACCP
• GAP, GLOBALG.AP. PrimusGFS.
• ISO 222000/FSSC 22000.
• USDA Organic
Years: 2015 to 2017 Employer: Flagler Global Logistics Title: Food Safety Director Department: Supply Chain Responsibilities: Among numerous significant accomplishments, Expert implemented food safety and quality management systems. He also ensured the attainment of PrimusGFS and SQF level 2 Certifications. During this time, Expert also implemented and maintained the FDA Seafood HACCP program for Walmart's Seafood Program. He also established a cloud-based QA and food safety software program.
Years: 2007 to 2015 Employer: Subsidiary of Fidelity Investments Title: Director of Quality and Food Safety Department: QC/QA Compliance Responsibilities: While directing quality and food safety for this subsidiary comprised of 42 state-of-the-art greenhouses, Expert implemented food safety, food quality, housekeeping, sanitation, pest control, waste stream, and environmental departments. He ensured the achievement of SQF Level 3 certification, GLOBALG.A.P. Produce Safety Standard Certification, and NSF Certified Greenhouse Farmers Certification. He also initiated USDA Agricultural Commodities Standards' QA Compliance Program.
Years: 2012 to 2013 Employer: Stavis Seafoods, Title: Director of Quality Assurance Department: Seafood Distribution Responsibilities: Expert implemented food quality, food safety, pest control, waste stream, environmental, and housekeeping departments. During this time,
he also achieved SQF Level 3 certification, GLOBALG.A.P. Produce Safety Standard Certification, and NSF Certified Greenhouse Farmers Certification. He also initiated USDA Agricultural Commodities Standards' QA Compliance Program.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
National Environmental Health Association
Florida Environmental Health Association
International Association of Food Protection
Florida Association of Food Protection
Licenses / Certifications
Master's Professional Certificate in Food safety, MSU
CPFS- Certified Professional – Food Safety -National Environmental Health Association
SQF Consultant – Registered 16 Food Sector categories
FDA-PCQI - Preventive Controls Qualified Person Certificate
ISO 22000 Lead Auditor Certified
Produce Safety Alliance – Train the Trainer Certification
GLOBALG.A.P Trainer Certified
GMP Certified
Foreign Supplier Verification Program Certified
SQF Practioner Certificate
ADFO HACCP and Sanitation Control Procedures Certified Trainer
Harmonized G.A.P. Auditor Certified
Certificate in HACCP and Advanced Food Safety
ASQ Certified Quality Improvement Associate
NEHA Certified Food Safety Trainer
OSHA 30 Certification
Professional Appointments
Board Director - (Undisclosed) Environmental Health Association
Awards / Recognition
Winner of the 13th annual Food Quality & Safety Award at the annual Food Safety Summit.
First hydroponic greenhouse in the U.S. to earn GLOBALG.A.P.PSS Certification.
US Tomato Grower Backyard Farms Is First to Obtain GLOBALG.A.P. Harmonized Produce Safety Standard Certification.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has 3 publications regarding solution treatment, contamination and sanitation.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Master

Fields of Expertise

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