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 Expert  729602

Expert in Food Processing, Food Safety, Food Hygiene, Food Business Advice


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Germany
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Summary of Expertise:

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Excellent knowledge of EC food safety policy and regulatory framework;

Outstanding experience in developing, planning and implementing of food safety programmes (EC Countries, EC Candidate Countries, potential EC Candidate Countries, CIS-Countries, Germany);

Multiple experience in reviewing and implementing EU food standards and regulations for food industries (EU Hygiene package, EFSA documents and guidelines, GHP, GMP, HACCP, ISO 9000/22000);

Excellent knowledge of international and EC food safety regulations ( CAC, FAO, EC Reg. 852, 853, 854 etc.) and related veterinary principles;

Expertise in evaluation and law drafting of food safety regulations (livestock, meat markets, meat and dairy products, veterinary rules, standardisation, metrology and market surveillance);

Drafting ToR for food safety projects according PRAG-procurement rules;

Assessment of food inspection procedures in laboratories and food plants, development of veterinary inspection procedures;

Policy advice in the field of food safety policy (EC IPARD);

Business-planning and management advice for SME in developing countries;

12 years hands-on experience in evaluation and supervision of meat processing facilities, hygiene and safety of food of animal origin;

Detailed knowledge of slaughterhouse/ meat industry equipment incl. waste management;

Lecturing experience on international and EU food safety regulations (CAC, FAO, EC Hygiene package, GHP, GMP, HACCP and ISO 9000/22000);

Multiple experience with international donor programmes (PHARE, TACIS, IPARD, GIZ, bilateral programmes);

Strong analytical capability, leadership skills and experience in co-operating with government bodies on all levels.

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food industry

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food industry quality assurance

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food industry total quality management

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food processing

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food processing equipment

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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1978   MSc.   Food Processing   Technical University of Dresden, Germany   Summa Cum Laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2011 to 2011

 

DAI Inc. Bethesda, U.S.A..

 

Food Industry Expert

 

USAID Agribusiness Project Serbia: Meat Market Assessment Study (market structure, stakeholders, domestic market potential, export opportunities, constraints, SWOT analysis, recommendations).

2009 to 2010

 

AGEG Consultants GmbH Kirchheim, Germany

 

Team Leader

 

Belarus- CFC: SUPPORT TO QUALITY INFRASTRUCTURE IN BELARUS ––FOOD SAFETY. fact finding and needs assessment of national food quality infrastructure, drafting ToR for the project according PRAG-procurement rules in co-operation with state standardisation body

2009 to 2009

 

Pohl Consulting & Ass. Berlin, Germany

 

SME Training Expert

 

Kosovo- KOSVET-IV: Vocational Education and Training in Kosovo: Training for employees and management of SME in food safety and related issues (HACCP, GMP, ISO 22000, traceability, personnel training etc.)

2007 to 2008

 

GTZ Eschborn, Germany GFA-Agrar Hamburg

 

Food Safety Expert

 

Georgia- GTZ-Project: Improving the profitability of the agricultural sector in Georgia: Assessment of SME, business planning, management training, HACCP studies, food safety training for state meat inspectors (food standardisation, metrology, market surveillance etc.) and SME employees (GMP, HACCP, ISO 22000), evaluation of food safety regulations and drafting of food laws according EC food safety policy, policy advice.

2006 to 2007

 

AGRER S.A. Brussels, Belgium

 

Key Expert

 

Armenia- TACIS-Project: Support to the Armenian MoA on food safety: policy advice (standardisation, metrology and market surveillance), reviewing and drafting of national food law, implementation of meat inspection procedures and hygiene rules (GMP, HACCP, EU Hygiene package, EFSA documents and guidelines, ISO 22000), Assessment and technical assistance for food processing facilities, technical assistance for improved cold chain, training of state food inspectors and food processors (private sector) on international regulations (Codex alimentarius, FAO, EC Reg. 852, 853, 854, GMP, HACCP and ISO 22000, EFSA policy), drafting ToR for follow-up projects

2004 to 2004

 

Pohl Consulting Associates Munich, Germany

 

Food Safety Expert

 

Jordan- European Commission, Technical Assistance for the Jordanian Executive Privatisation Commission: Review of Privatisation Opportunities in Infrastructure Sectors, evaluation of SME and state meat enterprises

2002 to 2003

 

GFA - Agrar Hamburg, Germany

 

Meat Industry Expert

 

Kosovo- GFA-Project: Beef market survey for Kosovo: market survey for the Kosova beef market (data sampling, computing, reporting). recommendations to improve overall food safety, advice for improving slaughter-facilities.

2000 to 2000

 

GFA - Agrar Hamburg, Germany

 

Food Safety Expert

 

Kosovo- GFA-Project: Feasibility Study of the Agricultural Processing Sector in Kosovo: feasibility studies for two of Kosovo combined meat plants, sector study regarding the situation of livestock, food safety and meat industry, establishment of an example slaughter point, catalogue of urgent improvements with regards to food hygiene and veterinary measures at abattoirs.


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Location: ArmeniaClient: EuropeAid / Tacis Programme / AgrerMain project features: The project's overall objective was to assist the Armenian Veterinary Services and Food Safety enforcement agencies to raise animal health and food safety standards and their enforcement The specific objectives are:• To improve the veterinary and food safety legal framework and its enforcement • To improve the quality of veterinary and food safety controls carried out by the State Veterinary Inspectorate • To improve the quality of veterinary and food safety controls carried out by the Central and regional laboratories • To establish a safe chain of production for meat between slaughter and market.Positions held: Food safety expert (Key expert)Activities performed: • Policy advice (standardisation, metrology and market surveillance);• Drafting of Armenia's food safety law, implementation of meat inspection procedures and hygiene rules (GMP, HACCP, EC Hygiene package, EFSA documents and guidelines, ISO 22000);• Assessment of slaughter facilities, technical support for slaughter facilities, development of cold chain, training of meat inspectors (state sector) and meat processors (private sector) on international regulations (Codex alimentarius, Reg. 852, 853, 854, GMP, HACCP and ISO 22000, EFSA policy)• Drafting ToR for follow-up projects
  • Location: GeorgiaClient: GTZ / GFA-Agrar HamburgMain project features: The project main objective was to improve the profitability and competiveness of selected agri-businesses in remote areas of Georgia.Specific objectives covered:• Assessment of SME, • business planning, • management training, • HACCP studies, • food safety training Positions held: Food safety expertActivities performed:: Assessment of SMEs, business planning, management training, HACCP studies, food safety training for state meat inspectors (food standardisation, metrology, market surveillance etc.) and SME employees (GMP, HACCP, ISO 22000), evaluation of food safety regulations and drafting of food laws according EC food safety policy, policy advice
  • Location: BelarusClient: AGEG Consultants GmbH / EuropeAid Main project features: The assignment aimed at supporting the State Standardisation Body GOSSTANDART in drafting ToR for a EuropeAid project Positions held: Team LeaderActivities performed: • Interviews with state bodies and stakeholders• Brief assessment of needs in the standardisation/certification/food inspection sector• Co-ordination of drafts between client and ECD• Drafting ToR for the project according PRAG-procurement rules and reporting
  • Location: KosovoClient: GFA - Agrar Hamburg, Germany / European Agency for ReconstructionMain project features: The project aimed on elaboration of a sector study for the Kosova met processing secto .Positions held: Food safety expertActivities performed: • Feasibility studies for two of Kosovos' combined meat plants, • sector study regarding the situation of livestock, food safety and meat industry, • establishment of an example slaughter point, • catalogue of urgent improvements with regards to food hygiene and veterinary measures at abattoirs
  • Location: SlovakiaClient: GFA - Agrar Hamburg, Germany / EC PHARE ProgrammeMain project features: The projects main objective was to support the Slovak MoA in the process of EU alignmentPositions held: Meat industry expertActivities performed: • Training on EU meat market regulations• Advise to the Commodity Group Beef in drafting meat market regulations• preparing a negotiation platform for Slovakia's accession to the EC.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2010 to 2010   Albania   CFC: Ex-ante evaluation of the Albanian Rural Development Programme under IPARD 2012-2013: fact finding, needs assessment, document review, drafting recommendations to improve effectiveness and efficiency of RDP
2009 to 2010   Belarus   CFC: SUPPORT TO QUALITY INFRASTRUCTURE IN BELARUS ––FOOD SAFETY. fact finding and needs assessment of national food quality infrastructure, drafting ToR for the project according PRAG-procurement rules in co-operation with state standardisation body
2009 to   Kosovo   KOSVET-IV: Vocational Education and Training in Kosovo: Training for employees and management of SME in food safety and related issues (HACCP, GMP, ISO 22000, traceability, personnel training etc.)
2007 to 2008   Georgia   GTZ-Project: Improving the profitability of the agricultural sector in Georgia: Assessment of SME, business planning, management training, HACCP studies, food safety training for state meat inspectors (food standardisation, metrology, market surveillance etc.) and SME employees (GMP, HACCP, ISO 22000), evaluation of food safety regulations and drafting of food laws according EC food safety policy, policy advice
2006 to 2007   Armenia   TACIS-Project: Support to the Armenian MoA on food safety: policy advice (standardisation, metrology and market surveillance), reviewing and drafting of national food law, implementation of meat inspection procedures and hygiene rules (GMP, HACCP, EU Hygiene package, EFSA documents and guidelines, ISO 22000), Assessment and technical assistance for food processing facilities, technical assistance for improved cold chain, training of state food inspectors and food processors (private sector) on international regulations (Codex alimentarius, FAO, EC Reg. 852, 853, 854, GMP, HACCP and ISO 22000, EFSA policy), drafting ToR for follow-up projects

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
English   Fluent
Russian   Fair understanding

Market Research:
Food industry, meat industry.

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Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

ISO 9000 training for TÜV, Germany. several trainings and workshops on food safety, meat markets etc. in various countries.


 

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