I am looking for the best opportunities to move my knowledge forward in order to be successful as a Regulatory Manager in a food/spice plant. Here is my quick back story. I have a BS in Cell Molecular Biology from Missouri State University, a MS in Biotechnology – Bioinformatics from University of Maryland, and about 10 years of experience in a food safety lab and have recently moved to being the Regulatory Manager for a spice company in the midwest. After starting here I got my HACCP certification, and it sounds like I should be getting the training for SQF and Food Defense Coordinator within the next year.
If you were to advise someone in my position on training to obtain, what would you suggest? What do you perceive the benefits would be to add the certificate in Food Laws and Regulations to my repertoire?
All recommendations are appreciated.