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Posted 09 March 2014 - 02:04 AM


I've been lurking around your forums for quite some time and decided that the time was right to become a member.

I currently work for a small (but rapidly growing) company that prides itself on growing vegetables and also processing many of them as short-shelf life fresh cut produce. 

I work inside the processing facility but I have no real job title - I'm a mix of maintenance person, production and logistics supervisor, quality control officer, staff trainer, human resources officer and general lackey.

Our QA system (although recently expanded) still fails to offer the support that we - as a processing facility - need to ensure that we are up-to-date and using the best practices available and offering the best possible product to our customers. I'm sure they're very busy dealing with other pressing issues. :rolleyes:  With no formal training or quality/processing schooling of my own, all of you here have provided me with invaluable insight on all sorts of topics - from best practices for x-ray machines and metal detectors to ways of ensuring that staff are following some of the harder to enforce protocol.

I hope that sometimes I will be able to offer opinions that may assist some of you, or at least contribute to the conversation, and as always I look forward to trawling through the forums for interesting and practicable information. :smile:      



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 08:53 AM

Dear Jessika,


Thank you for the pleasant and informative introduction.

And Welcome (at last) to the Forum ! :welcome:

If you can well understand a lot of the material on this forum without any formal scientific schooling i think you have advanced a long way in self-taught capabilities already :thumbup:


I also hope your salary is more real than yr job title. :smile:


Hope to see more posts in the future.


Rgds / Charles.C

Kind Regards,




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Posted 09 March 2014 - 01:44 PM

Hi & welcome! 


What an exciting time to be part of buiilding a program and perfect time for you to start learning.  :)  The most rewarding thing about QA is starting from nothing and see where you are after a couple years (and walking through your process thinking "I'd eat that!" instead of "That's gross!").

We'll try to help ease your growing pains



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Posted 10 March 2014 - 09:39 PM

A warm welcome to the forums Jessika; please make yourself at home and feel free to join the discussions whenever the fancy takes you.



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Posted 11 March 2014 - 11:53 AM

Welcome to IFSQN Jessika.  I'm sure we are all happy to hear that you have found useful information on the forums and I look forward to you sharing some of your insight and knowledge as you move forward in your position(s) :spoton:


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Posted 27 March 2014 - 01:05 PM

Hi Jess from another in Australia and also mainly focused within the Fruit and Veg industry :)


I've also just joined so may have to an introduction post!


Looking forward to seeing you around the forum....


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Posted 24 April 2014 - 01:37 AM

Hi Jess, this is a great site for information and the forum provides some insightful information.

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