I have 15 years’ experience in food manufacturing, in various product categories.
I started as a laboratory technician in the Speciality Sauce Company which manufactured a range of sauces including fermented soy sauce, oriental sauces, ketchup, chilli sauce and salad dressings. I carried out micro and chemical testing of the products.
I subsequently completed a 4 year medical research product for Smith & Nephew at a laboratory, assisting carrying out microbiological and chemical testing of products. I then went back into food manufacturing as a QA technician in Serious Food Company, producing a range of smoothies. I carried out micro and chemical testing of the products along with the testing of CCP’s. I also carried out testing of the CIP system and cleanliness of the line.
I then went to work in Warburtons where I have spent the majority of my career (11 years) producing a range of bread products. I started as a hygiene team leader and then progressed as opportunities arose. I managed raw material stores, food safety, 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, quality testing, product improvements and onsite training in HACCP, Food Safety level 2 and internal auditing.