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Poll: Where in the World? (414 member(s) have cast votes)

Where are you located (or where are you from)?

  1. Africa (24 votes [5.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.29%

  2. Artic/Antartica/Greenland (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Asia (58 votes [12.78%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.78%

  4. Canada (23 votes [5.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.07%

  5. Central America (1 votes [0.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.22%

  6. Europe (87 votes [19.16%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.16%

  7. India (20 votes [4.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.41%

  8. Mexico (7 votes [1.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.54%

  9. Middle East (20 votes [4.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.41%

  10. Oceania (25 votes [5.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.51%

  11. Russia (2 votes [0.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.44%

  12. South America (6 votes [1.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.32%

  13. Voted United Kingdom (64 votes [14.10%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.10%

  14. United States (109 votes [24.01%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.01%

  15. Other/Would rather not answer (8 votes [1.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.76%

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 07:51 AM

Hello everybody,

I'm Angelica, from Argentina.
I'm Food Eng. I've been working with iso 9000 for a few years and now I'm starting with iso 22000.
I'm so grateful this forum exists and makes posible to share ideas and knowledge and whatever related with food safety
thank you for accepting me in this forum

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 04:39 PM

Hi Simon and everyone else here,


Hello! I'm Binu from Chicago, IL, USA. I have relocated here from India (Goa.)

In Goa I used to work for Nestle's and was actively involved in Quality Assurance , almost all the aspects of quality of the product as well as the work environment. I enjoyed every moment of my job experience there.
Due to some reasons I took a break from my career and now after a good long 7 years, I'm back. I do realise now that I have lot of catching up to do and during my Google search I ended up finding this forum which I'm sure is going to be invaluable to me.
I look forward to learning more each day from all the members here and contributing any little that I may have.
Thank you so much for having accepted me into this forum. :smile:
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Posted 27 April 2007 - 08:38 PM

Hi Simon and everyone else here,
Hello! I'm Binu from Chicago, IL, USA. I have relocated here from India (Goa.)

In Goa I used to work for Nestle's and was actively involved in Quality Assurance , almost all the aspects of quality of the product as well as the work environment. I enjoyed every moment of my job experience there.
Due to some reasons I took a break from my career and now after a good long 7 years, I'm back. I do realise now that I have lot of catching up to do and during my Google search I ended up finding this forum which I'm sure is going to be invaluable to me.
I look forward to learning more each day from all the members here and contributing any little that I may have.
Thank you so much for having accepted me into this forum. :smile:

Great to hear from you Binu. I don't think you'll find too much has changed in seven years; it's still all about risk managment and good old fashioned common sense. :biggrin: Please do feel free to join in with the discussions.

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 07:41 PM

Great to hear from you Binu. I don't think you'll find too much has changed in seven years; it's still all about risk managment and good old fashioned common sense. :biggrin: Please do feel free to join in with the discussions.

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Thank you very much Simon.
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Posted 03 May 2007 - 05:51 AM

It's hard to break down all the places in the world, so please bear with me on the poll since there can only be 15 choices. The breakdowns on this poll are from a geographical map.

If you are so inclined, please tell us where you are located (or where you are from).

Simon :beer:



Hello, I am FOO from Malaysia. I work as a Quality Control Executive in food manufacturing factory.
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Posted 04 May 2007 - 08:36 AM

Hello, I am FOO from Malaysia. I work as a Quality Control Executive in food manufacturing factory.

Welcome to the forums Foo. :welcome:
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Posted 22 May 2007 - 01:17 PM

Interesting, that there is actually one item for "Europe" and one for "UK"... :whistle:
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Posted 22 May 2007 - 01:56 PM

Interesting, that there is actually one item for "Europe" and one for "UK"... :whistle:

Did you see how we scored in the Eurovision Song contest? :thumbdown:
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Posted 23 May 2007 - 08:14 AM

Did you see how we scored in the Eurovision Song contest? :thumbdown:

Yes. And that is why Im always having a laugh when flying with BA... :rolleyes:
"here and here you may find the emergency exits...."
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Posted 23 May 2007 - 08:52 PM

Yes. And that is why Im always having a laugh when flying with BA... :rolleyes:
"here and here you may find the emergency exits...."

Scooch they were called; never has a camper song graced the Eurovision stage. And that's saying something. In the current format the UK will never win again. We don't have enough friends. :crybaby:
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Posted 04 June 2007 - 11:56 AM

Hi, I am from Sri Lanka. Geographically just below the India in the map of the world. Both contries belongs to South Asia. Now I am working in Ghana, West Africa in a Thaumatin (a protein sweetener) processing Plant. Dear Simon, thanks for your all efforts in this forum.

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 12:29 PM

Dear Simon, thanks for your all efforts in this forum.

It is my pleasure Lalith. Actually I just provide the software platform and act as the janitor. It is you and your colleagues who make it a fantastic place to share knowledge.

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 12:25 PM

Hello!

I am a Food Technologist student in Greece (I hope I will finish in about a year)!
I found this forum randomly while googling around for HACCP things for an essay-homework I have to make.
Your forum is very nice and helpful! Amazing job guys!
I have to say that I feel a bit lost in all these tons of useful input... :sofa1: :helpplease: :x_tongue: :biggrin: ...but I guess I will get used to it!

I won't be able to post a lot since I am a n00b in the Food Technology world and so far my eye caught only very "specialised" discussions while looking around the forum (where I don't have much to say since I am still only a student with no experience in the area). I also have my exams this period so I am quite busy with my studies! But I really will try to look around as much as I can and learn stuff from all of you!

Take care!
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Posted 14 June 2007 - 01:48 PM

Hello!

I am a Food Technologist student in Greece (I hope I will finish in about a year)!
I found this forum randomly while googling around for HACCP things for an essay-homework I have to make.
Your forum is very nice and helpful! Amazing job guys!
I have to say that I feel a bit lost in all these tons of useful input... :sofa1: :helpplease: :x_tongue: :biggrin: ...but I guess I will get used to it!

I won't be able to post a lot since I am a n00b in the Food Technology world and so far my eye caught only very "specialised" discussions while looking around the forum (where I don't have much to say since I am still only a student with no experience in the area). I also have my exams this period so I am quite busy with my studies! But I really will try to look around as much as I can and learn stuff from all of you!

Take care!
SaRaRa (no thats not my real name... its a capoeira nickname that haunts me :P)

You might be new and be a bit lost, but you certainly know how to use emoticons. ;) Don't worry about being a noob; I've been here from the start and I'm still a complete numpty. :whistle:
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Posted 14 June 2007 - 03:38 PM

Hehehe! Yes I have some experience in forums and yes I luv emoticons :biggrin: :P
Thanx for the welcoming!

Well my nickname is nothing important really. I am not sure what it actually means... I heard many explanations but I am not sure for any of it... Some of which are: A musical instrument, the white guy who plays Capoeira like / has the soul of an African guy, an African guy who has huge curly hair (something like that), a disease, a big snake that lives in the Amazon rainforest... Hmm that must be all... :P

Its a tradition in Capoeira for the master to give his students nicknames in Portuguese according to the way they play, or look like, or anything really... Usually masters use names of animals but thats not always the case. For those that don't know, Capoeira is an Afro-Brasilian martial art, that looks kinda like a dance, developed in Brasil by the African (and not only) slaves. You can see what it looks like here. Sorry for the offtopic.
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Posted 14 June 2007 - 08:39 PM

Absolutely amazing. I've never seen this before; are they meant to hit or miss? Either way they are awesome. :helpplease:

Dancing? Fighting? Who Cares!
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Posted 15 June 2007 - 04:46 PM

Hum...I won't speak about the wonderful score of my country in the Eurovision song contest...

So it seems I'm the only one frenchy who writes on this topic.
I'm a engineer in food industry and I actually work as a QR in the meat industry, in Brittany.

Last:this discussion forum is very interesting, I hope my wonderful level in english will allow me to participate...

Have a nice weekend,

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 08:29 PM

Hum...I won't speak about the wonderful score of my country in the Eurovision song contest...

So it seems I'm the only one frenchy who writes on this topic.
I'm a engineer in food industry and I actually work as a QR in the meat industry, in Brittany.

Last:this discussion forum is very interesting, I hope my wonderful level in english will allow me to participate...

Have a nice weekend,

Best regards,

Emmanuel.

Bonjour Emmanuel. That's the last French you'll get from me; I don't know any more. :oops:

I don't believe we have too many French members, so your participation is very welcome. Please feel free to join in with the discussions. :gitane:

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 12:15 PM

Am I the only member from Germany or other German speaking countries (Swiss; Austria)?
If there is anyone else please answer me!!!
I feel so lonely :crying:

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 09:07 PM

Am I the only member from Germany or other German speaking countries (Swiss; Austria)?
If there is anyone else please answer me!!!
I feel so lonely :crying:

Greetings Chac

Hi Chac,

You are not the only member from Germany; we have several, although most have not posted for a while. I'm not sure about Austrians and Swiss. Gibt es irgendwelche Deutschen heraus dort?

You could always bring some friends along Chac. :thumbup:

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 06:50 AM

Hi Simon,
I will ask some of my study friends if they want to join in but the problem is that most of them hardly understands English or don´t want to deal more with it than necessary.

By the way:
How can I quote other posts. Not the whole text but only some passages?? :dunno:

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 08:45 PM

How can I quote other posts. Not the whole text but only some passages?? :dunno:


There is a "quote" button below the post text. Click that and delete the text you don't want between the quote tags.

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Alternatively if you want to quote text from more than one post use the "MultiQ+" button and again delete any unwanted text.

Or if you want some text to show in line in your post just add it between quote tags.

I hope this makes sense. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask. :smile:

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 06:59 AM

Dear Chac,

As Simon notes, there are occasional German speaking contributors to this forum.

On the subject of German language –

In an attempt to understand German culture I once started a conversation on this subject with a Luxembourgian poster (Greetings Max !) only to be rapidly informed that Luxenbourg was already very happy with its own language etc ( see thread http://www.ifsqn.com...topic=4657&st=0 ).

In case you are feeling lonely for German, I found this, IMO, quite amusing German (probably) website favourably analysing yr humour in comparison to other Nations with some clever examples even if mainly of the “silly” variety (believe Monty Python was very popular in yr area?) –

http://www.german-jokes.com/why.html

I tried the “special section for Americans Viewers” ( not bad ) and the Audio jokes (also not bad however every joke had at least one word which was difficult to understand due to the heavy German accent, possibly deliberate of course).

One gets the overall impression that German humour is not very sophisticated, intentionally or otherwise though I daresay you don’t agree ? About the only knowledge I have of German is that if the verb is not visible at the end of the sentence, time to give translation up. Plus I was watching a TV detective program yesterday where someone asked – “What is the German for post-mortem ?”, you can guess the answer ;) .

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 07:33 AM

Dear Charles,

I told some of my friends about this forum and I hope they will join in.

(believe Monty Python was very popular in yr area?) –


You are right Monty Python is popular in Germany. I like it very much ( " Allways look on the brigt side of life" :whistle: )


“What is the German for post-mortem ?”, you can guess the answer ;) .


:biggrin:

By the way: Does foreigners have difficulties with understandíng the German way of anouncing the time? I mean there is even a difference between Westgermany and the part of the former GRD (that´s where I live). The westpeople do not understand our way of anouncing the time ( that stupid folk ;) )

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 10:09 AM

Dear Chac,

By the way: Does foreigners have difficulties with understandíng the German way of anouncing the time?


Sorry to reveal my ignorance but do you mean you have a metric hour or something ???? I'm sure M.Python would love that one. :smile:

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