I have 15 years’ experience in food manufacturing in various product categories.
Warburtons, Newport and Avonmouth Bakeries 2007 – 2018, Hygiene/Food Safety/Quality and Technical Manager Roles.
I have spent the majority of my career (11 years) at Warburtons, producing a range of bread products, in various roles. I started with the company as a hygiene team leader and then progressed as opportunities arose. I managed raw material stores, food safety, hygiene and quality and spent a period as a technical manager at one of their UK manufacturing sites. My roles have involved managing people, customer complaints, audit management, corrective action and root cause analysis, HACCP team leader, hygiene planning, CIP specialist for the site, internal auditing, CCP verification and validation, quality testing, product improvements and onsite training in HACCP, Food Safety Level 2 and Internal Auditing.
Serious Food Company, Llantrisant 2006 QA Technician
At the Serious Food Company I was employed as a QA technician in their unit that produced Innocent smoothies. I carried out microbiological, chemical and organoleptic testing of the products along with verification of CCP’s. I also carried out testing of the CIP system and cleanliness of the line. It was here I became interested in food safety and hygiene.
Smith & Nephew Medical, Newport 2001 – 2005 Laboratory Technician
I was involved with a 4 year medical research project as a laboratory technician carrying out microbiological and chemical testing of samples.
Speciality Sauce Company, Blaina 1998 – 2001 Laboratory Technician
I started as a laboratory technician in a sauce manufacturing company, which manufactured a range of sauces including fermented soy sauce, oriental sauces, ketchup, chilli sauce and salad dressings. I carried out microbiological and chemical testing of the products.