Strategic consulting, state technical support and coordination, and programme management functions with the Indian government, state governments (UPSRLM), non-governmental organisations (NGOs), Private partners, and international and bilateral entities. Strategic planning, programme management, and coordination, technical assessment, monitoring and evaluation, training, and capacity building.
Knowledge in food processing, formulations, national and international food laws, legal metrology, regulatory & scientific affairs, and deep insight in terms of Indian, EU Codex, & International food legislation, associated risks, food safety, and quality concerns, HACCP system, PCQI, and GMPs.
Assertive and problem-focused, setting up higher goals while meeting and exceeding the current ones, adding to the growth of the organization and myself and currently working as Programme Policy Officer (Food Technology) at the United Nations - World Food Programme.
Food Science knowledge:
•Food Microbiology: Experience in working with food pathogens such as Clostridium species and E. coli, inactivation of pathogens in food systems, method development and drafting SOPS, food products shelf life extension.
•Food Processing: Thermal Processing, High-Pressure Processing, Ohmic, and Microwave heating and Freeze-drying.
•Food Analysis techniques: Proximate analysis to find moisture, fat, ash, fiber, carbohydrates content of the food. Hands-on experience in operating HPLC, LS-MS, and GC-MS.
•Food Biotechnology: Fermentation technology and GMF.
•Project Management & Excel: Data Visualization, Nutrition & Monitoring Foundations, Programme Policy Foundations.
• Tableau Fundamentals.
•FSSC V5 - ISO Lead Auditor Training: Knowledge of identifying Critical Control Limits, risk assessment, monitoring and validation, and the corrective actions to be taken. Experience in data handling and report writing.
•ISO 9001 Quality Management System
•HACCP level 3 for Food Manufacturing (Highfield U.K)
•Applications of Blockchain in Food Safety and Traceability systems.
•Compliance Training: Labelling of controlled products, Material safety data sheets, and industrial safety, allergen control, & Halal, Food Safety Compliance.
•Biosafety Cabinets Training: Working with food pathogens, Shelf-life assessments.
•Analytical Instrumentation trainings: GC-FID, GCMS, HPLC, & Spectrometry.