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Posted 15 April 2021 - 04:22 PM

Hello everyone,


I'm new to being a QA & FS manager. I've worked in QA for 7 years as a tech and various of other functions as well as a microbiologist. I've started for an upstart granola company that has no groundwork laid for any QA at all and they need to get SQF certified for a big client they want to acquire.


I started in late February of this year and have laid the groundwork for forms, SoPs, some SQF/HAACP programs and a few other basic foundational things for QA.


I'm literally the only employee here of about 20 that has any QA experience and I'm responsible for everything QA&FS related and I'm the only one! I've taken a Basic HAACP training and the SQF implementation training this past month. I'm looking forward to this challenge but also a little overwhelmed to be completely honest. I haven't dealt with a lot of QA stuff on the managerial side or have I developed any of these plans. I came from the vitamin and pharma industry in my last QA job and I am leaning on that experience to hopefully help me here in the Food industry now.


I look forward to gathering as much knowledge as possible because I'm going to need it!! So glad to be here!


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Posted 15 April 2021 - 04:38 PM

Hey QAF, welcome to the forums. Creating and implementing an SQF program from the ground up is a huge undertaking and will be a huge accomplishment to add to your resume when you get there. There will be ups and downs, but if the company is committed it will be a great challenge.

Good luck!



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Posted 15 April 2021 - 05:26 PM

Good afternoon QAF -- WELCOME!

Kind regards,
Glenn Oster
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Posted 15 April 2021 - 06:46 PM

Welcome QAF!

Just remember to do what you say & say what you do. We are all here for you to help you overcome obstacles. 

I have learned so much from IFSQN and it helped me better myself, the company & its future.


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Posted 21 April 2021 - 02:38 PM

Welcome, and I wish I could send a cup of coffee your way - sounds like a busy job! 

Emily Kaufman  
Emport, LLC
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