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Poll: Visitor Demographics Survey (685 member(s) have cast votes)

Country of Origin

  1. USA (214 votes [29.72%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.72%

  2. UK (116 votes [16.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.11%

  3. Europe (109 votes [15.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.14%

  4. Far East (14 votes [1.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.94%

  5. Middle East (32 votes [4.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.44%

  6. Canada (28 votes [3.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.89%

  7. Australia / New Zealand (36 votes [5.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.00%

  8. Africa (28 votes [3.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.89%

  9. India (42 votes [5.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.83%

  10. South America (9 votes [1.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.25%

  11. Mexico and Central America (6 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  12. South East Asia (27 votes [3.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.75%

  13. Central Asia (1 votes [0.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.14%

  14. Other (58 votes [8.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.06%

Industry Sector

  1. Food Manufacturer (393 votes [54.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 54.58%

  2. Packaging Manufacturer (78 votes [10.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.83%

  3. Additives / Ingredients (24 votes [3.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.33%

  4. Food service (35 votes [4.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.86%

  5. Primary Producer (6 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  6. Transportation / Storage (17 votes [2.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.36%

  7. Independent Laboratory Testing (17 votes [2.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.36%

  8. Training / Consultancy (62 votes [8.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.61%

  9. Certification Body / Registrar (23 votes [3.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.19%

  10. Government Body / Regulator (15 votes [2.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.08%

  11. Other (50 votes [6.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.94%

Job Function

  1. Food Safety Manager (82 votes [11.95%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.95%

  2. Food Technician/Technologist (34 votes [4.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.96%

  3. QA/QC Manager (223 votes [32.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.51%

  4. Production/Operations Manager (26 votes [3.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.79%

  5. Technical Manager (42 votes [6.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.12%

  6. Laboratory Manager (6 votes [0.87%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.87%

  7. HACCP Manager (29 votes [4.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.23%

  8. Hygiene/Sanitation Manager (7 votes [1.02%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.02%

  9. Engineering Manager (3 votes [0.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.44%

  10. Microbiologist (3 votes [0.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.44%

  11. Consultant (62 votes [9.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.04%

  12. Auditor (36 votes [5.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.25%

  13. Government Official / EHO (4 votes [0.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.58%

  14. Food Safety Team Leader, M.R. or System Coordinator (41 votes [5.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.98%

  15. Other (88 votes [12.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.83%

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#26 Simon

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 07:55 PM

Added South east Asia. :smile:
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Posted 11 March 2009 - 12:09 AM

Dear Simon,

Useful change IMO but "souh" needs minute adjustment. :smarty:

Rgds / Charles.C

added - no problemo - worked out how to do it :doh:

actually, I quite liked the "Near East" also but seems to hv these days been fully taken over by "Middle"
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Posted 22 March 2009 - 09:08 PM

Thanks Charles.
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#29 Zeeshan

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 10:44 AM

Dear Simon

IMO, "Central Asia" should be included in the list of country of origin as this region covers so many promninent countries. Please refer followoing:
(http://en.wikipedia....ki/Central_asia)

"In modern context, Central Asia consists of the five former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Other areas are often included such as Afghanistan, northeastern Iran and western parts of the People's Republic of China such as Xinjiang. Mongolia, Jammu and Kashmir of India, Northern Areas of Pakistan, southwestern and middle China such as Tibet, Qinghai, Gansu and Inner Mongolia, and southern parts of Siberia may also be included in Central Asia".

Also, as some members have raised this voice, I recommend to include job function "MR", "FSTL" and "System Coordinator". Atleast in Pakistan, these jobs are generally handled by person other than QA Manager. Former job functions normally look after overall system and QA Manager normally looks after technical issues related to quality of product and production processes.

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 06:54 PM

Hi Zeeshan,

I tried to accommodate your points as best as I could but I ran out of selections (15 max in a poll). I also took the opportunity at this time to do a little update with some charts (see below).

If anyone has still not completed the surey please do so as the data is very interesting and useful to us.

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#31 Zeeshan

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 07:26 AM

Dear Simon,

I think there is a mistake or repetition of category in country of origin.

"Central Asia" includes many countries including "India". Either category of Central Asia should not be there or India should considered to be eliminated.

IMHO, Central Asia should be retained as many visitors from this big region get confused while indicating their country of origin, just like me, who had no other option to select "Others". Probably the "Others" includes many Central Asians.

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 02:20 PM

Dear Simon,

I think there is a mistake or repetition of category in country of origin.

"Central Asia" includes many countries including "India". Either category of Central Asia should not be there or India should considered to be eliminated.

IMHO, Central Asia should be retained as many visitors from this big region get confused while indicating their country of origin, just like me, who had no other option to select "Others". Probably the "Others" includes many Central Asians.

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Why did you not choose Central Asia Zeeshan?
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#33 Zeeshan

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 02:34 AM

Because while I was polling it was not there :dunno: . You have added it after my last post.

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#34 JOJO.V.V

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 11:25 AM

Dear Kitleen

I am JOJO.V.V working as a Hygiene Executive in Hotel Fidalgo-Goa, South-India. We are going to contact an ISO 22000:2005 audit on 26th and 27th of this month (JULY-2010). Before that I want to arrange the Documents and records in the Departments of Kitchen, Store and Purchase.

I have very little knowledge about the documentation and records based on ISO standard. Kindly help me or arrange the right way for the name list of Records and Documents.

Awaiting for your reply

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 11:29 AM

Welcome to the forums JOJO, I think you need to be more specific with your question if you expect a good answer.

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 12:18 PM

Food Safety Manager, US Food Manufacturer.
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Posted 28 June 2011 - 04:56 PM

Maintenance manager, food manufacturer.

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#38 Mendeljev

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:34 PM

I'm combining two functions : Quality manager and product development manager .... kinda need the the diversity :)
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 06:39 PM

I'm combining two functions : Quality manager and product development manager .... kinda need the the diversity :)


And I bet you get twice the pay. :yeahrite:

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 11:29 AM

I'm the Quality Coordinator under the Quality Manager so I put "Food Safety Team Leader, M.R. or System Coordinator".  Seemed like my best choice.

 

Hopefully within 5 years I'll be a Quality Control/Assurance Manager.

 

It's good to get a demographic to see where the ranges of users lie.


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:02 AM

European packaging manufacturer - QA/QC Manager sounds good for me as a trainee ... Now a high goal but successfull ppl have high aims right? :gleam:


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Posted 28 September 2013 - 01:51 AM

European packaging manufacturer - QA/QC Manager sounds good for me as a trainee ... Now a high goal but successfull ppl have high aims right? :gleam:

 

Dear SevDre,

 

Based on many other comments on this forum, you obviously exclude "financial" within yr definition of "successful" ? :biggrin:

 

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 05:39 AM

Dear SevDre,

 

Based on many other comments on this forum, you obviously exclude "financial" within yr definition of "successful" ? :biggrin:

 

Rgds / Charles.C

 

 

With your words maybe I should rethink my goals haha ;D


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Posted 13 December 2013 - 07:01 PM

ooo I got to update my vote to "QA Manager" now   :surprise:


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#45 Peter Snopko

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 04:48 AM

Hi Simon

Where are all the Packaging options?

Cheers

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 02:07 PM

Hi Simon

Where are all the Packaging options?

Cheers

Peter

 

What would you like to see Peter, please suggest.


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 03:55 AM

QA Officer over here. Quite new to it too, so I'm sure I'll learn lots here.


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Posted 09 August 2014 - 04:37 AM

I'm combining two functions : Quality manager and product development manager .... kinda need the the diversity :)

 

 

And I bet you get twice the pay. :yeahrite:

Regards,
Simon

 

No that's generally a cost saving exercise although it works quite well when someone is responsible for both departments.

 

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 04:43 AM

I put other for job role - not sure where vendor/materials specialist would fall. Seems this area in QA will continue to grow to ensure our vendors and materials are properly risk assessed and managed.


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Posted 27 May 2015 - 12:23 PM

I put other for job role - not sure where vendor/materials specialist would fall. Seems this area in QA will continue to grow to ensure our vendors and materials are properly risk assessed and managed.

 

Hi Liberator, thanks for answering.  The poll was started 2008 (where did that go :eekout:).

I agree it is a miss and growing need especially with food fraud etc.


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